Posts by Civmec

OPVs Named as Arafura Class

27 November 2018 in General News Posted by

Construction has commenced on the first of the 12 Project SEA 1180 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) at Osborne in South Australia, using steel cut at Civmec’s Henderson facility in Western Australia.

The fleet will be named the Arafura class in deference to their planned primary area of operation – the Arafura Sea lies west of the Pacific Ocean, overlying the continental shelf between Australia and Indonesian New Guinea.

The first two OPVs will be built at Osborne, before construction moves to Henderson for completion of the final 10, to be undertaken at Civmec’s purpose-built facility currently under construction and due for completion in late 2019. The 53,000 sqm (gross floor area), 70-metre high, state-of-the-art facility will be one of the largest single undercover modularisation, repair and maintenance facilities in Australia. It will be able to house complete Air Warfare Destroyers, Frigates and OPVs, for construction or maintenance, and introduces a national shipbuilding capacity substantially greater than anything that currently exists.

“These new vessels are being built in Australian facilities, with Australian steel, and by Australian workers,” Defence Minister Christopher Pyne said in a statement. “Only a year ago we announced Lürssen was the preferred tenderer. It’s a fantastic achievement to start construction on time and on budget and I’d like to thank everyone involved in the project.”

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27 November 2018 in General News Posted by

Vinnie’s Drive-in, Sleep-in 2018

2 November 2018 in Community Posted by

Civmec participated in the 2018 Vinnie’s Drive- In, Sleep-In during October.

The Drive-In, Sleep-In helps raise awareness and funds to support people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness. It’s alarming to learn that every night more than 9,000 West Australians experience homelessness and of these people, more than 3,500 are young people and children, and specifically 1,500 are children under 12 years of age.

A number of Civmec employees and their families participated in the event, braving the wet conditions and sleeping in their cars for the night, with an impressive $12,495 raised for the cause.

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2 November 2018 in Community Posted by

Prime Minister Visits Henderson Facility

4 October 2018 in General News Posted by

Civmec has achieved two important milestones at its Henderson facility:

  • the erection of the first steel for one of the world’s largest undercover Ship Assembly Halls; and
  • the preparation of steel for delivery to South Australia for Australia’s new fleet of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).

The event was officiated by The Honourable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, together with Senator The Honourable Mathias Cormann – Minister for Finance, Commodore Stephen Hughes – Director-General Littoral, Royal Australian Navy and Mr Peter Croser – Assistant Secretary Ships Acquisition – Specialist Ships at CASG, Department of Defence.

Construction of the new facility is on track to meet the scheduled completion date of late 2019. The 53,000 sqm (gross floor area), 70-metre high, purpose-built facility will be one of the largest single undercover modularisation, repair and maintenance facilities in Australia. It will be able to house complete Air Warfare Destroyers, Frigates and OPVs, for construction or maintenance and introduces a national shipbuilding capacity substantially greater than anything that currently exists.

The event also marked the commencement of preparation and profile cutting of the Australian steel plate for the first of 12 OPVs to be constructed for the Royal Australian Navy.

Click here to read the full announcement.

Prime Minister Visits Henderson Facility

4 October 2018 in General News Posted by

CCF Earth Award Winner

17 September 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec took home the Category 6 Award (for projects valued more than $75 million) at the Civil Contractors Federation Earth Awards, for works on the Optus Stadium.

The Perth Stadium Steelwork Package comprised the fabrication, supply and erection of key elements of the stadium structure, including the structural frame and roof trusses and various precast elements, including installation of the seating platforms.

Civmec fabricated 15,700 tonnes of structural steel at its Henderson facility, including the 50 roof trusses, each about 45m long and 5m wide.

A significant innovation Civmec brought to the project was to produce the roof trusses as a single-piece element delivered complete to the Stadium, rather than the four pieces as originally designed.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the successful delivery of this iconic project.

The Civmec team accepting the Earth Award

The Civmec team accepting the Earth Award

17 September 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec admitted to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

21 June 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Tomorrow, Australian-based Civmec Limited (Civmec) (code CVL) will officially list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). As Civmec is currently listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) the company will now have dual listing status.

Since establishing in 2009, Civmec, an Australian based multi-disciplinary construction and heavy engineering provider, has played a major role in many of Australia’s prestigious and complex projects in the oil and gas, metals and minerals and infrastructure sectors and has established a reputation for being a provider of quality construction and engineering services. More recently the company secured a significant award in the marine and defence market where it will support the nations defence shipbuilding program.

The ASX listing provides Civmec with an additional platform to broaden its shareholder and capital base, while also building on the excellent support Civmec has received from investors in Singapore, since listing on the Singapore Exchange in April 2012.

Mr. James Fitzgerald, Executive Chairman of Civmec, said “this is a very exciting chapter for the company and we see it as positive move for both our current and future Australian investors. We look forward to Australian investors being able to share in our successes through an investment in the company.”

Mr. Patrick Tallon, Chief Executive Officer of Civmec, said “ with our past and current projects predominately delivered by our Australian workforce on Australian soil and our growth prospects mainly focussed on the Australian market, we see this as a natural move to exhibit our home identity.”

Civmec will commence trading on the ASX tomorrow 22 June 2018 at 12:00 PM AEST under the ASX code CVL. For further information visit our web site at www.civmec.com.au.

21 June 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Australia’s New Naval Shipbuilding Company

26 May 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec together with Luerssen has agreed to form a new company, Australian Maritime Shipbuilding and Export Group (AMSEG). It will combine Civmec’s steel manufacturing capability and infrastructure with the shipbuilding and design expertise of Luerssen, to develop a new world class sovereign shipbuilding capability, based in Henderson, Western Australia.

It is intended that AMSEG will serve as a subcontractor to Luerssen in the delivery of the SEA1180 offshore patrol vessel (OPV) program. The terms and conditions of the existing contract that Civmec has already been awarded for work on the OPV program will be modified to integrate AMSEG into the management of the program. The outcome of the formation of AMSEG and modification to Civmec’s existing contract will be that Civmec will ultimately perform a larger scope of work on the OPV program.

Using the SEA1180 contract as a catalyst, AMSEG will invest in skills and transfer of knowledge to local subcontractors and suppliers, contributing to building a competitive Australian shipbuilding industry and supply chain that can export to the global naval market.

The new company is currently establishing its highly experienced management team and will be chaired by former Chief of the Royal Australian Navy and former Chairman of major shipbuilder ASC Shipbuilding, Vice Admiral (ret) Chris Ritchie.

To read the full press release, please click here.

26 May 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec Manager Appointed to Western Australian Government Role

27 April 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec’s General Manager of Defence, Commodore Mike Deeks CSC RAN (Rtd) has been appointed by the Western Australian Premier the Hon. Mark McGowan as the next Agent General for Western Australia based in London.

Mr. Deeks will commence his term in July 2018 and will focus on enhancing commercial links between Western Australia and the United Kingdom, with an emphasis on the defence industry.

To read the full press release please click here.

Mike Deeks - May 2018

27 April 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Offshore Patrol Vessels Contract Award

16 April 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Today, Civmec together with its subsidiaries advised that they have been awarded a contract from Luerssen Australia in relation to the SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) project.

The awarded scope includes the supply and processing of steel for all twelve vessels. Following the build of the first two vessels in South Australia, the Company will undertake specific fabrication and construction activities for the following ten vessels. Final consolidation of the ten vessels will be undertaken in the Company’s new world-class shipbuilding facility, which is currently under construction adjacent to its existing waterfront facilities and head office at Henderson, Western Australia.

To read the full media release please click here. 

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Photo credit: Luerssen Australia

16 April 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by