Preparations are under way for the arrival of a brand new high-tech Dragflow-Dredge from Italy for our Tomarata Sand Plant.
When we finally signed the order forms (...and paid the deposit) for this newest generation dredge, it reminded me of our earlier days when we dredged sand out of the Kaipara Harbour. Of course the old barge and equipment we used to haul the sand out the Kaipara Harbour were nowhere as high-tech as this new dredge arriving in Tomarata next month which comes with features such as GPS tracking and Remote Monitoring and Control systems. But nevertheless, the old Kaipara Barge helped to setup the solid foundations for our sand business which now allows us to make this latest investment.
The acquisition of this new dredge together with the new loaders, diggers etc. is another step towards future-proofing our group and our business for years to come. It's not only Tomarata Sand that will benefit from these new assets but also our Transport Division and ultimately the entire group.