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Civmec to play a major role in Offshore Patrol Vessel contract

24 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

We are delighted that we have been selected to play a key role in the construction of ten of Australia’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), an important element of Australia’s future naval needs.

This decision to involve Civmec in the construction of the OPVs underpins the company’s commitment to invest in the construction of a new state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility at its Henderson base in Western Australia.

Civmec Chairman, James Fitzgerald said, “I congratulate Luerssen on being the chosen designer and prime contractor for the project. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with them over the coming months to offer the Commonwealth a solution that maximises the efficiencies of Civmec’s proven expertise in manufacturing integrated complex steel structures.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in Western Australia in 2020 and is expected to create hundreds of jobs at our Henderson facilities and will underpin our yard for the next decade and beyond.

To read the full media release please click here.

24 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Modules arrive for Amrun processing plant

11 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Three 1200-tonne beneficiation modules have arrived on site and another three are due this month for construction of the processing facility at Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project.

Civmec is contracted to carry out fabrication, site civil works, electrical and instrumentation, precast concrete and structural mechanical piping works for the entire project.

The modules were assembled on precast footings, slabs which assisted with stability for shipping by providing a low centre of gravity. These modules were fully assembled, complete with structural steel, piping, mechanical and electrical fit out up to pre-commissioning.

The completed modules were transported to the wharf at the AMC, shipped via heavy lift ship ti site, unloaded at the MOF wharf and transported 40 kilometres to their final location via SPMT’s.

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11 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec takes home award at the Master Builders awards night

7 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Last week, Civmec took home the Skill Hire Host Trainer of the Year at the Masters Builders awards for our work with our apprentices.

We are delighted to receive this award, as it shows the continuing support we provide our people through learning and development with our in-house Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Over the past 12 months, we set ourselves a target of employing and retaining more apprentices. We are happy to say that in FY2017 we increase our apprentices and were up 42.4%. Employing apprentices at Civmec is fundamental to the future of the Company and our industry, while providing individual learning and development opportunities.

Below are some photos of the evening, where our West Coast Facility Manager, Mr. David Power accepted the award.

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7 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by


3 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), developed in partnership with Reconciliation Australia.

Civmec’s 2017/2018 RAP reflects its vision for reconciliation, ensuring Civmec have an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are valued and respected. Civmec’s intention is to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Civmec’s focus will be to embrace their employees along a journey of discovery about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture and to better understand cultural differences that need to be recognised for Civmec to achieve the principles of reconciliation.

Civmec’s vision will be underpinned by understanding it will be essential to:

  • Developing a better understanding of cross cultural sensitivities;
  • Ensure that our employees understand and support the principles and agreed actions of our RAP;
  • Enable our staff to develop relationships in their professional and personal spheres with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and the local and broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; and
  • Recognise that our contribution to the community reflects shared value and delivers positive community solutions.

Mr. Patrick Tallon, Chief Executive Officer said: “We have come a long way as a Company and I believe we still have a long way to go, this RAP is the Company most significant step towards building positive, sustainable relationships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.”

“As a company, we have embarked on a journey and our priority will be to develop stronger and more meaningful relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples” said Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Patrick Tallon.

To view a copy of the plan please click here.

3 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec supports local community groups

2 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

This week, Civmec affirmed its commitment to a number of local community betterment programs in the form of partnerships with the University of Newcastle, and the Hunter Mountain Bike Association.

The University of Newcastle Rugby Union Club (UNRUC) will benefit from the generous sponsorship both financially and in the form of community engagement.

University Newcastle Rugby Union Club Donation

Photo (L to R): Rob Walsh – UNRUC, Harrison Towle – UNRUC, Noel McCausland – Civmec East Coast Manager, Patrick Tallon – Civmec CEO, Stephen Johnston – UNRUC, Jake Ayliffe – UNRUC and Joseph Kalousek – Civmec Quantity Surveyor.

A new shipping container has been erected at the finish line of the Awaba Mountain Bike Park thanks to Civmec. This container will help the Hunter Mountain Bike Association(HMBA) store biking and emergency equipment, making it easier for the club to promote mountain biking in the area as an exciting recreational activity.

Hunter Mountain Bike Club Donation

Photo (L to R): Nigel Baston – Civmec IR Adviser, Patrick Tallon – Civmec CEO, Andrew Hardy – Hunter Mountain Bike Association Club Secretary and Noel McCausland – Civmec East Coast Manager.

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Patrick Tallon said “Civmec is delighted to form a partnership with The University and the Hunter Mountain Bike Association – we are committed to engaging within the local community to strengthen relationships with the Newcastle people, which   also gives us an opportunity to demonstrating what Civmec has to offer on the broader scale. Civmec is in Newcastle for the long term, this is not just a short-term project for us”.

“We are currently manufacturing steel and concrete elements for several of NSW’s prestigious projects and we are always looking for the new employees in the business. Rugby and mountain biking are both tough sports and we would love to have employees with those mental and physical attributes!” Said Mr. Tallon.

2 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec Unveils Plans for Mega World-Class Shipbuilding Facility at the Australian Marine Complex, Henderson, Western Australia.

16 December 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec Limited (“Civmec” or the “Group”) through its wholly owned subsidiary Forgacs Marine and Defence Pty Ltd will today unveil plans for its new state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility primarily targeted at Naval Defence projects, at a ground-breaking ceremony today officiated by, the Honourable Colin Barnett, the Premier of Western Australia (“WA”).

The heavy engineering specialist is positioning itself for participation in Australia’s A$89 billion (S$94 billion) naval ship and submarine upgrading program, which forms part of the Australian government’s projected A$195 billion (S$207 billion) overall defence investment over the decade from now until 2025-26*. The new facility in Henderson will rival the best shipyards in the world and is part of Forgacs goal to enhance Australia’s profile as a globally efficient naval ship builder.

The facility will be able to house ship construction and on-going maintenance under cover in a conducive and efficient environment close to Fleet Base West – the home of Australia’s submarine force and half of its naval surface fleet. It will be the only facility with this capacity in Australia.

The Group, which has developed a suite of core competencies in heavy engineering, believes that these in-house capabilities, its dedicated shipbuilding facility and its securing of the strong Forgacs credibility will position the company as a force to be reckoned with for the Commonwealth Governments upgrade and expansion programs.

At this point, the Group anticipates an overall investment in the region of A$80 million to develop the entire facility over the coming years. Based on this timing of construction it is intended that the proposed new facility be funded using internal cash resources and borrowings. Design and planning have already commenced with a further more detailed focus on engineering and geotechnical analysis occurring immediately in the New Year.


Photo (L to R): Mr. James Fitzgerald (Executive Chairman of Civmec), Hon. Colin Barnett (Premier for Western Australia), Mr. Patrick Tallon (CEO of Civmec) and Mr. Mike Deeks CSC (Managing Director of Forgacs Marine and Defence.

The new facility will be situated on approximately seven-hectare (70,000 square metres) of land adjoining the south side of the group’s existing facility at the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, and when operating at capacity is expected to provide additional jobs for up to 1,000 workers, as well as up to 100 additional apprenticeships and graduate

To read the full media release please click here.

16 December 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec secures $160 million of contracts for the Amrun Project

12 December 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec has been awarded two significant contracts totaling AUD$160 million as part of the development of a processing facility for Rio Tinto’s Amrun project near Weipa in North Queensland.

The Amrun Project involves the construction of a bauxite mine and associated processing and port facilities on the Cape York Peninsula in North Queensland.

The larger of the contracts, awarded includes:

  • the construction of the Process Facility including a bauxite beneficiation plant and associated water, electrical and lighting systems; and
  • a combined total of 11,800 tonnes of Australia steel and precast concrete, with the fabrication, precast manufacture and modular assembly taking place at both Civmec’s east coast facility at Newcastle, NSW and west coast facility at Henderson, WA.

The second contract, awarded by Sandvik, includes the part supply, fabrication, surface treatment, mechanical and electrical install and the modularisation of a stacker, reclaimer and shiploader for bauxite material handling. This contract involves the fabrication of 2,200 tonnes of steel, and the works will be completed at Civmec’s Henderson Facility.

The read the full media release, please click here.

12 December 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec’s subsidiary Forgacs Marine and Defence incorporates a new company named ForgacsValco Pty Ltd

6 December 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by

ForgacsValco will provide valve maintenance services for all makes and a range of valve types. The services will primarily involve the repair, overhaul and testing of valves. All activity will be conducted within a dedicated valve workshop located at Civmec’s West Australian facility. The business will also have the capability to mobilise personnel to site at short notice for maintenance and breakdown support. ForgacsValco will offer a 24-hour engineering support helpline. To read the full media release please click here.


Photo (L to R): Stephane Galichet (President of Valco Group) and Mr. Patrick Tallon (CEO of Civmec) at the official agreement signing.

6 December 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by

Alliance sign contract for Woodman Point WWTP upgrade

22 November 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by

On Friday 18 November, Civmec as part of the new alliance team signed on the dotted line to deliver the upgrade of Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, the project will increase the plant’s capacity from 140 to 180 million litres a day to cater for future growth in the region.signing-3

Photo (L to R): James Currie (Director of Black & Veatch), Sue Murphy (CEO of Water Corporation) and James Fitzgerald (Chairman of Civmec).


22 November 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by