These days, the development of geothermal resources is experiencing a renaissance, with New Zealand home to some of the world’s largest developments.
- Long term and secure supply from a baseload energy source
- High availability of the resource, offering consistency in delivery
- Cost savings to the user in comparison with other fuel sources
- Improved performance and increased reliability
- Reduction in CO2
Access all of these benefits and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace by moving your operation to Kawerau.
Kawerau offers fully consented brownfields suitable for heavy industry, as well as greenfields that cater for light to medium industry.
With an abundance of natural resources in the immediate and surrounding areas, Kawerau is the logical location to house further industrial operations – offering businesses the opportunity to adopt green principles and utilise renewable resources and geothermal energy.
Enhancements of the road and rail network throughout the Bay of Plenty, and with further developments taking place at the Port of Tauranga, Kawerau is perfectly positioned to offer the quality infrastructure needed by industries in the region. The Kawerau Container Terminal project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022, which will make exporting products from the region more feasible for businesses.
Kawerau is nestled on the doorstep of central New Zealand forests, New Zealand’s largest softwood plantation and the second largest forestry plantation in the Southern Hemisphere.
Annual harvests from the region exceed 11 million cubic metres, providing plenty of raw material for business use. Radiata pine is the main product of these forests.
With the global prices of timber increasing, having direct access to an abundant and renewable supply of raw product and a global port within 100km means that Kawerau is the logical choice for aspiring timber exporters.
Access to road, rail and port
Kawerau is perfectly located to maximise export capabilities of businesses in the region.
Access to Kawerau is easily managed with extensive road and rail infrastructure. State highways allow ease of road transport for produce, while railway connects businesses directly with the Port of Tauranga. This makes exporting produce to the global market easy and reliable.
The planned container terminal will open the way for containerised exports to travel by rail directly to the Port of Tauranga.
Kawerau is a small town, with a population of less than 8000 people, but it has the infrastructure to hold 15,000. The Kawerau District Council is progressing three urban housing developments and establishing a further residential development to increase the supply of suitable housing for the community.
113 hectares of land has been subdivided for industry use, ideal for new businesses that are eager to invest in Kawerau. The Putauaki Industrial zone is close the renewable energy resources in Kawerau and the road and rail transport infrastructure.
Access to expertise
Kawerau has a deep supply of well trained professionals that are familiar with the industry. Most have been working for many years in their respective industries and possess a large cache of knowledge and are passing this onto apprentices, the next generation. ISK promotes companies to pool resources, this includes staff, for mutual gain.
When an individual is able to work in more than one industry it broadens their skillset. This professional development is part of industrial symbiosis. Multiple companies pooling resources for their collective benefit in the upskilling of their employees.