Downtown Ferry Terminal.1

Project Description

The Downtown Ferry Terminal is the central transport centre for thousands of commuters and tourists, who use Auckland’s ferry services each day. This building is situated at the harbour end of Queen Street and receives over 4,000 ferry passengers per day, from the suburbs of Auckland and its outlying islands.


The curved roof design created a very slippery surface, thus Height and Harness Training was required for the contractors and used for the duration of the project. Weather was also a challenge and an additional 2 weeks was required, because rain made the roof surface impossible to safely work on.


The insulated panels on the roof are curved at the sealant joint, which over the course of 10 years had deteriorated sufficiently, allowing for water to pass through into passenger amenities below. Auckland Transport contacted Chelsea Contracting and requested a solution that would provide a warranty for 10 years. Sika recommended Sika Roof MTC, a tried and trusted system used all over the world. This was the system used to replace the almost 2,000 lineal meters of joints in the roof.

2000 l/m


  • Sika® Bonding Primer
  • Sika® Flexitape Heavy
  • Sikaflex® Tank
  • SikaRoof® MTC-601 BC (red)
  • SikaRoof® MTC-621 TC (white, ordered on indent)


Product Specifier: Sika (NZ) Ltd
Main Contractor: Auckland Transport
Specialist Contractor: Chelsea Contracting Ltd
Sika Contact: Jon Summers

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