Hampidjan News

FV Santy Maria

Summer is over, we are in the middle of a glorious Autumn and it’s time for some overdue Hampidjan news!

Port Nelson has been home to an array of fishing vessel overhauls; Hampidjan NZ have been at the coal face supplying new warp wire, DynIce warps, hauling and lifting hardware for most of the boats both old and new that have docked in the region. Sanford Ltd have some major engineering projects underway on a couple of their vessels, and we have been working closely with them to make sure everything goes to plan. We also kitted out the new state-of-the-art FV Santy Maria that was built in Nelson for Moana New Zealand.

Our testing and Core Inspection systems continue to grow steadily , and last years’ happy customers have been back for annual re-certification.

Enquiries have been received from as far away as Singapore regarding our bespoke netting supply, but as usual most work has been NZ based.

One of our newer NZ customers manufacture floating wetland modules used for water treatment and erosion defence; we have successfully developed a netting exoskeleton for enclosing and strengthening the modules and this customer is planning all future projects using this same system.

There seems to have been a fashion for building trampoline parks throughout NZ this year and Hampidjan have supplied several of these with impact and dividing enclosure nets.

Local companies employing our net and rigging services so far this year include Nelsons’ own Theatre Royal who had us certify their stage rigging equipment and install a safety net over the orchestra pit.

Nelson Athletics in conjunction with NCC commissioned us to manufacture a new hammer throwing cage net for Saxton Field. And Nelson Intermediate School asked for our services to repair some playground equipment that the kids had thrashed to bits.

Wetland Module
Wetland Module
Orchestra pit at Theatre royal
Orchestra pit at Theatre Royal