All Projects

Designing, developing and installing innovative system solutions for a diverse range of industries across the globe.

We work across a wide range of industries and partner with local and international engineering organisations to provide innovative and expert engineering solutions.

See below for just some of the projects we have been involved in.

ClimbMAX Steep Slope Harvester

ClimbMAX Steep Slope Harvester

A one-of-a-kind hydraulics system designed and built by FPS is helping to make harvesting the world’s four billion hectares of forestry land safer and more efficient.
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Golden Shore mussel harvester

Golden Shore mussel harvester

Specialty hydraulics shine on mussel harvester Golden Shore. The new energy-efficient vessel went to the Coromandel in 2014 to help harvest green shell mussels in 83ha of water space.
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Gravel feeder for Tekapo Hydro Canals

Gravel feeder for Tekapo Hydro Canals

FPS designed and manufactured a gravel feeder powered and controlled by hydraulics for the $100 million upgrade to the Tekapo Hydro Canals.
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Vineyard post driver

Vineyard post driver

FPS designed an automated steering system to place posts with a degree of accuracy of +/- 20mm. They are driven perfectly level, regardless of the camber of the ground.
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Mooring system

Mooring system

Remote controlled hydraulics and pneumatics systems moor ships in ports around the world in seconds, eliminating the hazards and costs involved with traditional mooring systems.
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Rebuild of Amaltal Columbia factory

Rebuild of Amaltal Columbia factory

After a fire destroyed the inside of the Amaltal Columbia in 2012, FPS was hired to build and install a complete hydraulic system for the state-of-the-art on-board factory.
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Waikaia Gold - Floating gold dredge

Waikaia Gold - Floating gold dredge

A floating gold dredge with a hydraulic system that can be remotely operated from both riverbanks was a first of its kind.
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Felling heads and grapples

Felling heads and grapples

FPS has worked with Nelson engineering firm Trinder Engineers on a number of hydraulics solutions for the forestry industry that make harvesting trees easier and safer.
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Steering and power unit for Talley's Eagle

Steering and power unit for Talley's Eagle

Replacing an outdated steering and power unit included a specialised installation process that the FPS team skilfully handled.
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Yacht parasailing system

Yacht parasailing system

When Nelson Reliance Engineering were building a new yacht (which included a new tender as part of the project), the client wanted the option of parasailing behind the tender.
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Redesigned hydraulic system and factory for Chieftain

Redesigned hydraulic system and factory for Chieftain

FPS undertook a massive refit of the NZ Longline owned vessel, the Chieftain, including upgrading the hydraulic system to run new fishing equipment and installing a new fishing factory.
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Trike sprayer for Waimea Nurseries

Trike sprayer for Waimea Nurseries

A customised trike sprayer with a hydraulic system and transmission driving the hydrostatic wheels backwards and forwards was on the wish list for Waimea Nurseries.
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Log hauler

Log hauler

FPS designed and built a complete hydraulic system, then installed it for operations in the North Island.
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West coast coal storage and loading facility

West coast coal storage and loading facility

On the West Coast FPS designed and installed a system for a coal storage and loading facility that used a 37kW power unit to load coal onto trains for...
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Winch and anchor for Morobe Rainforest

Winch and anchor for Morobe Rainforest

FPS designed and built a hydraulics system to drive the landing ramp and crane anchor winch for a freight vessel delivering people and product around.
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Mussel Harvesters for the Coromandel

Mussel Harvesters for the Coromandel

The Phoenix and the Northern Quest are at work in the Coromandel, run by hydraulics system designed, built, and installed by FPS.
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Mussel Harvester for Clearwater Mussels, Havelock

Mussel Harvester for Clearwater Mussels, Havelock

A customised hydraulics system is currently being built for a new mussel harvester for a Havelock company.
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De Beers Diamonds exploratory vessel

De Beers Diamonds exploratory vessel

FPS supplied and installed equipment on an non-operational tug to allow it to collect seabed samples, keeping water out of the equipment that was located on the seabed.
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New compressor gives life to old keg washer

New compressor gives life to old keg washer

Founders Brewery ships kegs full of delicious beer around New Zealand. Preparing kegs for delivery with an older keg washer proved a challenge, but FPS was up to it.
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Talley’s relies on FPS’ Air Team to ready their ice cream for export.

Talley’s relies on FPS’ Air Team to ready their ice cream for export.

FPS installed and services a new ring main air system, two rotary screw compressors, an air dryer and receiver, an activated carbon filtration system, and a piston compressor.
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Southpine twin band saw has new power unit

Southpine twin band saw has new power unit

Nelson's Southpine commissioned a new 145KW hydraulic power unit to upgrade the company's twin band saw.
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