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Nelson Engineering Cluster

The Nelson Engineering Cluster was formed in 2002 when a group of Nelson businesses collaborated to discuss ways to grow the value of work being generated by Nelson based engineering companies.

These companies have provided ongoing services to Marine, Fishing, Forestry, Coal, Cement and most other industrial areas requiring engineering services for many years. It is the belief of members that by working as a cluster current services can be enhanced and larger Engineering project work can be attracted to the region.

The enthusiasm and input from the founding members resulted in the Nelson Engineering Cluster Inc. being formed and registered as an incorporation in May 2003. The cluster is fully supported and endorsed by Nelson City Council, Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

There are eight financial members at present with the support of a further twenty Nelson companies, covering a wide range of skills and services. From hard core heavy engineering, to marine electronics and everything in between. These services are offered to clients primarily in the greater Nelson region, New Zealand and countries in the Pacific rim.


Marine Engineering In Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson NZFor Marine Engineering, Port Nelson is centrally located and has the third largest slipway facility in New Zealand

The large, diversified and very experienced workforce available for this type of work means we have the skills to deliver projects on time and within budget.

The location of the port within the region, and the layout of the port means that everything is very close to the job in hand; no travelling to find parts or services, they are right there on the port.
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Add to this the wonderful Nelson climate which means more working days due to good weather as well as providing a very good place for crew to live and play while working on their vessels.

The region also has an outstanding reputation for designing and building specialty heavy equipment. Everything from heavy log harvesting equipment to ship building (both white and grey). Nelson has four companies specialising in stainless steel fabrication.

The Nelson Engineering Cluster encourages organisations with engineering projects large and small to consider Nelson as the primary location for high quality, professional and efficient engineering project management.



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