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Civmec today announced its foray into the defence sector with the launch of a new division, which has set its sights on building Australia’s new submarines.
Civmec has appointed a former Royal Australian Navy Commodore, Mike Deeks CSC, as General Manager – Defence, to head the unit and plans to leverage its expertise as a specialist fabricator, constructor and project manager in the resources and infrastructure sectors to establish a strong presence in the defence industry.
The first major opportunity Civmec has identified is the potential to work with the lead contractor appointed to design and build Australia’s future submarine, a multi-billion dollar project.
“Our experience means we certainly have the capability to be their in-country builder,” said Civmec Executive Chairman Jim Fitzgerald.
“This is a massive opportunity, not just for Civmec but for Western Australia. It has the potential to create up to 1,000 jobs and bring a major new industry to our State,” he added.
Civmec owns and operates a large fabrication facility at Henderson, south of Perth. It will have a dedicated facility for building submarines as it intends to construct five new workshop halls as well as office space on a vacant site adjacent to its existing facilities.
Located within the Australian Marine Complex, Civmec’s heavy engineering facility has unimpeded access to the adjacent deep-port facilities, including heavy-lift transport systems and a 100m x 44m floating dock with a lifting and transfer capacity of 4,600t.
A large and diverse range of supporting industries is also located nearby. Fleet Base West – the home of Australia’s submarine force and half of the Australian frigate fleet – is at Garden Island, just 10km across the water from our Henderson facilities.
“This makes it the ideal site for the construction and maintenance of the future submarines,” Mike Deeks said.
Civmec is well placed to take on the submarine project given its strengths, which include:
A history of successfully fabricating complex structures and piping systems in carbon steel and exotic metals, including subsea structures for the oil and gas industry;
- Project management skills to deliver complex tasks on time and on budget, while meeting unique and challenging client requirements;
- Accreditation to Australian and internationally-recognised standards for quality, occupational health and safety and environmental management; and
- Experience in delivering sensitive projects where protection of clients’ intellectual property is a primary consideration.
Civmec regards the submarine project as one of a number of significant opportunities in the defence sector. Other potential projects include maintenance and in-service support of Australian frigates, building of future ships, and defence infrastructure construction.
Jim Fitzgerald said, “The Defence sector which will operate alongside our existing long established business, has the potential to provide an important additional revenue stream for Civmec and given the opportunity and experience gained over our recent subsea projects, we will continue to focus heavily in this area.”
“This move to bring Civmec’s internationally competitive fabrication and project management expertise honed in the resources sector into naval shipbuilding is in line with the Western Australian Government’s position on Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry.”
Civmec, in a joint venture with Sedgman Limited, has been awarded a contract by BHP Billiton Iron Ore (BHPBIO) for civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and commissioning works at the Jimblebar mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning works, which comprise of the installation of a new primary crusher and additional conveying capacity, will commence immediately with approximately 270 personnel employed on the project at its peak.
Pat Tallon, Chief Executive Officer of Civmec, said, “Following a well-structured and comprehensive tendering process we are delighted to have secured the award of this important contract. The joint venture is very focused on ensuring we safely deliver this package of work effectively and use this opportunity to further demonstrate our combined capabilities to BHPBIO.”
“Having built a strong relationship with Sedgman over the past three years through our successful delivery of projects together, we know that our likeminded cultures and ethics will provide innovative solutions to the metals and minerals sector now and in the future. We feel this award highlights the client’s confidence in our collective service offering and, in particular, our expertise in civil works and structural, mechanical and piping work (SMP).”
The SCJV is a 50:50 unincorporated joint venture between Civmec Construction and Engineering Pty Ltd and Sedgman Limited.
Civmec were featured on the Channel 9 News (July 6) for their involvement in Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure Pty Ltd’s major project – the new Perth Stadium.
Civmec is currently delivering the Perth Stadium Steelwork Package contract, which involves the fabrication and site erection of steelwork on the stadium.
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At two recent industry award shows, Civmec took home ‘Company of the Year’ along with an award for Civtrac, Civmec’s in-house developed tracking and planning management system.
Subsea Energy Australia (SEA) awarded Civmec ‘Company of the Year’ at a ceremony held in Perth on 18 June 2015. The award recognises outstanding company performance across all aspects of business operations.
Commenting on the accolade, the SEA panel said, “Civmec’s financial performance over the last four years demonstrates a company with vision, enthusiasm and drive. Civmec scored well in all award categories and adhered to industry best practices. SEA is pleased to recognise this home-grown excellence through the ‘Company of the Year’ award.”
Just a week earlier in Singapore, Civmec received the Heavy Civil Construction Award at the Singapore Business Review Listed Companies Awards 2015. These awards celebrate project innovation by listed and international firms.
Civmec received the award in recognition of Civtrac, which utilises bar codes and real-time analysis to track materials from start to finish. The unique system also improves planning and resource allocation while reducing labour and material waste.
Tim Charlton, editor-in-chief and publisher of Singapore Business Review, remarked, “This is a night of winners as we celebrate ground-breaking projects and trailblazing innovations.”
Civmec’s CEO Pat Tallon was delighted with the recent results, which highlight the hard work and dedication of the Civmec team.
Civmec has been awarded $68 million of new projects for Rio Tinto, Sedgman, GE Oil & Gas and FMC Technologies, while the scope on existing contracts for the new Perth Stadium and Roy Hill has been increased.
Commenting on the new contracts, Civmec CEO Pat Tallon said, “We are delighted to announce these new awards with existing clients and feel this highlights a satisfaction in the market for our service offering.”
Mining giant Rio Tinto awarded Civmec a vertical package to deliver a new fuel facility located between Rio Tinto’s Brockman 2 and Brockman 4 mines in the Pilbara. The package involves fabrication, civil works, SMP (structural, mechanical and piping) installation and electrical. Work will commence immediately with an expected completion date of September 2015, involving up to 90 employees at its peak.
Civmec will be undertaking structural, mechanical, platework and piping installation works on a new filtration plant at Alcoa’s Kwinana operations for Sedgman. The project will involve peak manning of 140 workers building and installing tanks and filter equipment including six filter presses, each weighing in excess of 135 tonnes. Work is commencing immediately, with completion scheduled for November 2015.
On behalf of GE Oil & Gas, Civmec will be fabricating and testing Gorgon’s new 34 inch Subsea Pig Launcher/Receiver (SSPLR) in two stages. Stage 1 works will commence immediately and involve the fabrication of a 34 inch barrel for a Subsea Pig Receiver from supplied materials, with the complete structure weighing 104 tonnes. Completion of Stage 1 is scheduled for November 2015. Fabrication of a 6 inch kicker header, testing of the SSPLR and retro fitting will be carried out at a later date as part of Stage 2 works.
Civmec will immediately commence work on behalf of FMC Technologies for the fabrication, surface treatment and testing of a production manifold. The manifold is designed for installation at the Persephone Project, located on Australia’s North West Shelf and is scheduled for completion by March 2016.
Following on from Civmec’s major contract award of the fabrication and erection of steelwork for the structure and roof of the new Perth Stadium, Brookfield Multiplex has selected Civmec to supply and install approx. 5,300 tonnes of precast concrete units for the new Perth Stadium. Work on the project will commence in July 2015, with completion due by May 2016.
Civmec will be carrying out bulk earthworks and trenching on behalf of SCT (Samsung C&T) at the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The project includes excavation and backfilling of more than 36km of trenching, installation of conduits and cable into trenches, and provision of other electrical services. Work on the project will commence immediately, with completion scheduled for mid-2015.
Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure Pty Ltd has awarded Civmec the Perth Stadium Steelwork Package contract, which forms part of the construction of a major new sports stadium in Perth. The contract involves the fabrication and site erection of steelwork on the stadium.
The contract commences immediately and is expected to be completed in approximately 18 months.
“This award exemplifies Civmec’s position as a leading heavy engineering player offering a diverse range of services to the growing Australian public infrastructure sector,” said Civmec CEO, Pat Tallon.
“As a leading end-to-end solutions provider, we continue to pursue and tender for strategic projects in the public infrastructure space as part of enhancing long-term shareholder value.”
“The stadium contract is the latest in a series of projects where Civmec is taking a major role in the development of new infrastructure for Perth. Late last year we were awarded a major civil package as well as the fabrication of the arches for the large pedestrian access bridge for the Elizabeth Quay project which is transforming Perth’s waterfront. We also successfully tendered for the delivery of precast works for the Perth airport to city roads infrastructure package, known as the Gateway Project.”
Located on the Swan River, Perth Stadium will have seating for 60,000 people and is expected to be completed by late 2017 and will be the largest sporting arena and entertainment venue in Perth attracting national and international events to Western Australia.
“We are delighted to be working with a new client and take a role in this exciting project,” Tallon said.
Over the past six months, Civmec has secured several new projects across the Western Australian state.
These include public infrastructure projects for the Elizabeth Quay waterfront development – a project set to dramatically change the Perth skyline – and the city roads infrastructure works known as the Gateway project at Perth Airport.
In addition, Civmec has been awarded four contracts for work involved with Roy Hill, which is a 55 million tonne per annum iron ore mining, rail and port project under development in the Pilbara region.
Civmec continues to improve productivity by developing world-class systems and processes. At the same time it is managing risk in tendering activities by careful evaluation of project delivery methodologies.
“We will continue to improve our service offerings and core capabilities to scale up the value chain as we expand beyond current markets into the public infrastructure sector in Western Australia,” said Pat Tallon, Civmec’s CEO.
Along with expanding into WA’s growing public infrastructure sector, Civmec plans to explore new business opportunities and alliances in South-East Asia.
Civmec’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Pat Tallon, has been named “Construction Executive of the Year” by Australia’s CEO Magazine in its 2014 Executive of the Year Awards.
Tallon received the prestigious award from host, Eddie McGuire, at an awards dinner held recently in Sydney, Australia.
With over 600 entries, the Executive of the Year Awards honour the success and contributions of senior executives across various industries such as media, retail, construction, pharmaceutical and telecommunications.
Tallon said, “This prestigious award is a great honour which I wish to share with the Civmec team who have worked hard to achieve success. We will continue to work diligently to strengthen our multi-disciplinary capabilities and offer combined differentiated solutions as we expand within Australia and abroad.”
Civmec continues to expand its presence geographically, actively pursuing merger and acquisition opportunities within and beyond Australia.
“As Civmec continues to enhance its core capabilities to position itself as a leading end-to-end solutions provider, we are starting to gain momentum and reap economies of scale to pursue and tender for strategic projects,” said Civmec CEO Pat Tallon.
“We remain committed to drive internal efficiencies via deeper integration of our internally-developed business management system. Our processes and disciplines are now mature and robust enough for us to consider expansion into new regions.”
Remarking on Civmec’s presence in the South East Asia region, Tallon added, “We have recently strengthened our Singapore and South East Asia presence with the appointment of a regional manager. This will be used as a platform for both organic growth and acquisition opportunities in South East Asia.”
Civmec is confident that significant in-roads will be made in establishing a notable presence in Singapore and South East Asia over the next twelve months.