Pan Pac Port of Napier
Wood Chip Conveyor

In conjunction with Australian based company: ‘Cortex’, Patton Engineering designed, fabricated and erected a huge mobile conveyor for loading wood chip to ships for export.

This was done in the days prior to the invent of 3D modelling, so Cortex spent an evening in their motel room ‘crafting’ a model of what they required from toilet roll cores, before presenting this to our drafting team to extrapolate out to a comprehensive design and drawings from which we could fabricate.

The result was a huge mobile structure that has seen many years reliable service in an aggressive coastal environment.