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As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) we continually invest in our people and believe our training programs enable our people to reach their potential. We have made a commitment to stay at the forefront of our industry, which includes ensuring our employees receive the best training and professional development available.
The RTO facilitates a series of internal development programs and certifications that are designed to expose employees to industry and company-wide best practices, and increase productivity and efficiency.
Civmec has secured new contracts for major infrastructure projects throughout New South Wales to the combined value of approximately AUD$50 million.
Having established an office in Sydney and subsequent acquisition of Forgacs Facilities in Newcastle, Civmec has quickly secured substantial contracts which will see the Group make an immediate impact on the East Coast market.
Civmec will supply critical precast components to the Northwest Rail Link project, for NRT Infrastructure JV (NRTIJV). This is the first stage of Sydney’s AUD$8.9 billion public transport infrastructure project. Civmec has also secured a second package of works on the same project to carry out site concrete works as well as the precast installation for certain individual stations. Civmec has established pre-stressing capabilities at our Newcastle facility.
Having obtained the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) Certificate of Prequalification – Category: Road Bridge Specialists – S – Civmec has secured two East Coast fabrication contracts:
- The first contract is for the supply, delivery and site assembly of bridge girders and supply of a bridge support tower and traffic sign frames totaling over 250 tonnes of steel for the Narellan Road Stage B works.
- The second contract is for the fabrication, off-site trial assembly, delivery and site assembly of a 200-metre-long bridge for the Nepean River shared path bridge, the complex structure consisting of over 820 tonnes of steel tubular truss sections. Both contracts were awarded by Seymour Whyte.
Civmec has also secured contracts on other major projects including:
- Manufacturing and delivering precast planks, beams and onsite precast concrete arrestor tubs for the Barangaroo Ferry Hub, connecting people to the Sydney CBD for McConnell Dowell.
- Supply and delivery of 4,235 linear metres of precast bridge parapet for the WestConnex M4 Widening Project (between Parramatta and Homebush NSW) for Rizzani CPB Joint Venture.
- Supply of pre-stressed bridge beams, the second package awarded to Civmec on the Pacific Highway (NSW) project for Pacifico (ACCIONA Ferrovial JV).
Mr. Patrick Tallon, Civmec Chief Executive Officer, said, “It is very exciting to secure these contracts and integral to the delivery is our new facility in Newcastle (NSW). This is a clear indication that there is a demand for our services on the East Coast of Australia. Along with offering local employment opportunities, we look forward to further developing our new facility where we are incorporating the innovations and efficiencies we developed at our WA Henderson facility.”
To read the liftout, click here: The West Australian Western Defence Feature
Following the due diligence process and subsequent negotiations the company decided that the acquisition will include the Forgacs name, the shipyard facilities, and the assets located at Tomago, New South Wales.
The purpose-built shipyard at Tomago is situated on the Hunter River, just 14 kilometres from the Port of Newcastle. The 22.7 hectare site includes 535 metres of river frontage with two ship basins.
Civmec will develop the Tomago site to operate as a multi-disciplinary facility which will in future replicate Civmec’s flagship operations at Henderson, Western Australia.
Civmec CEO Pat Tallon said, “This acquisition gives us a strong presence on the East Coast of Australia, enabling us to establish a more substantial East Coast office to provide national and regional clients with a range of services in line with those we currently provide on the West Coast of Australia. It also ensures that we are well positioned immediately to capitalise on the significant ongoing infrastructure expenditure on the East Coast.”
“Our initial focus will be on steel fabrication and precast concrete manufacture and over time we intend to combine the credibility of both the Tomago purpose-built ship building facilities and Civmec’s heavy engineering expertise to further strengthen our defence service offering.”
Civmec, in collaboration with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), yesterday unveiled a newly-built submarine hull section constructed by Civmec at their Henderson facility in Western Australia.
A self-funded initiative, the construction serves to prove that Civmec has the expertise and capabilities to play a part in the construction of Australia’s future naval submarine fleet.
Civmec Executive Chairman Jim Fitzgerald said the work shows that Civmec has the appropriate skills and can meet the fine tolerances required for building submarines.
“We’ve never done anything like this before, so to get into the business if we build a section of the submarine at our cost, we can demonstrate to everybody that we have the ability,” he said.
The hull section was designed in Germany by TKMS before the plans were digitally transmitted to Civmec for the construction phase.
To read more, please click here for the TKMS press release on the project.
Civmec was featured in The West Australian’s ‘Defence Ready’ supplement, published on Monday 30 November, 2015.
To read the liftout, click here: The West Australian Defence Feature.
In line with Civmec’s strategic growth plans, the Company has agreed to enter into a due diligence phase for the acquisition of certain assets and the Forgacs name.
Forgacs is Australia’s largest privately-owned engineering and shipbuilding company, engaged in major project engineering, construction and maintenance for both defence and commercial markets.
The proposed acquisition includes a purpose-built shipbuilding site. Forgacs Shipyard – Tomago is located 14 kilometres from the Port of Newcastle, NSW on the Hunter River. The 17 hectare site has 535 metres of river frontage with two ship basins. The acquisition also includes plant and equipment currently located at the Forgacs Hexham heavy engineering workshop and at the Forgacs Gladstone heavy engineering workshop.
Forgacs’ ‘Products’ business, Forgacs-Broens Pty Limited, does not form part of the sale and will continue to operate from its Ingleburn, NSW and Elizabeth, SA facilities.
Civmec believes that the considerable opportunities in the infrastructure sectors on the east coast as well as the long-term outlook within the defence, oil & gas and metals & minerals sectors justifies the investment.
Civmec CEO Pat Tallon said, “This is a very exciting opportunity for our company to extend our multi-disciplinary operations to the east coast of Australia and to gain a long established foothold in the defence shipbuilding industry. It will also give us the opportunity to acquire in-house submarine building and technical expertise. We will be well positioned to capitalise on the significant infrastructure expenditure planned for the east coast and our increased capacity will allow Civmec to deepen our relationship with existing blue chip clients nationally, as well as bringing on board new regional clients.”
Peter Burgess, Chairman of the Forgacs Group commented, “Forgacs has more than 50 years’ experience in the heavy engineering and projects business and entered the naval ship repair business in 1990. It has grown its naval involvement progressively, undertaking major naval programs including the conversion of HMAS Manoora and HMAS Kanimbla into Amphibious Helicopter support ships; hull modules for the ANZAC frigates and most recently the AWD program. The Tomago shipyard has built some of Australia’s iconic ships such as ice breaker ‘Aurora Australis’, HMAS Tobruk and hull sections of Collins Class submarines. Our shipyard is ideally positioned for Civmec’s future plans.”
Subject to satisfactory due diligence, necessary stakeholder approval and the finalisation of the sale and purchase agreement, the Company expects to complete the transaction in December 2015.
Civmec has secured circa AUD$45 million in new contracts and additional work on existing projects including packages on the South Hedland Power Station, Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Project and Alcoa’s Kwinana Filtration Plant. The packages to be delivered are for the following:
IHI Engineering Australia Pty Ltd
Civmec has secured its third contract on the South Hedland Power Station with the recent award of the Structural, Mechanical, Piping and Electrical (SMP&E) package of works. Scope of works includes all SMP&E works for the combined cycle gas power station.
Civmec CEO Pat Tallon said, “We are delighted to secure the SMP&E package from IHI as the award signifies the client’s satisfaction with our performance to date for the delivery of previous contracts. It further demonstrates the market’s confidence in our proven ability to deliver vertical packages of work and marks another significant award for our growing infrastructure division.”
The project will commence immediately. On completion, the facility will have a total power generating capacity of approximately 150 MW.
Civmec has been awarded the fabrication of 17 subsea jumper spools and associated lifting equipment for Shell’s Prelude FLNG Project.
Civmec has gained valuable experience through the delivery of spools for another Technip subsea project and will commence work immediately.
The recent award, which adds to the list of contracts Civmec has already secured on the project, will be delivered by the oil and gas division.
Civmec will undertake the assembly of a Mobile Conveyor Bridge, Emergency Radial Stacker and associated components at Alcoa’s Kwinana Filtration Plant, south of Perth.
Delivered by the metals and minerals division, works are scheduled for completion by January 2016. This is the second contract to be awarded from Sedgman on this project with Civmec currently delivering the structural, mechanical, platework and piping installation works.
Civmec has been awarded an increased scope on the Perth Stadium project works which are currently underway.
Citic Pacific Mining
A contract was awarded to Civmec for the design, fabrication and installation works for the Sludge Treatment Plant.
Civmec will undertake the concrete works on the AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited – Independence Group NL Tropicana Gold Mine.
Civmec has been awarded the supply and delivery of precast units for the BP Refinery in Kwinana.
The Civmec Annual Report 2015 is now available online. To view or download the report, please click here.