Authorities spends $47m on Military’s new engineering workshop

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2021-07-13 07:54:16

A brand new Defence Drive engineering facility at Linton Military Camp will value the federal government $47 million, and can substitute present workshops, Defence Minister Peeni Henare says.

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Picture: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

The brand new facility to be constructed on the camp close to Palmerston North would the most important of its sort in New Zealand, used to take care of and improve army automobiles, weapons, and gear.

“Most of the engineering workshops at Linton Military Camp had been constructed within the Nineteen Forties. The brand new workshops will assist the Military’s major operational power … which providers over 3000 personnel and a number of other hundred automobiles,” Henare mentioned.

Henare mentioned it had been designed with sustainability and power effectivity in thoughts. It is going to have an electrical car charging station, rainwater harvesting, low power heating techniques, and the power to assist photo voltaic and wind electrical energy era.

McMillan and Lockwood, a New Zealand firm, was chosen by the Defence Drive to construct it.

Henare mentioned the development venture would make use of 120 employees, largely from the native area.

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