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Skilled Workforce Journey Begins with OPV Scholarships

13 December 2018 in General News Posted by

Civmec has partnered with Luerssen Australia and ASC to launch the Shipbuilding Education and Apprenticeship (SEA) program, which will help build the skills needed for Australia’s multibillion-dollar naval shipbuilding industry.

Under the program, 12 scholarships have been awarded to engineering and trade students in South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, each with a value of $10,000, to help cover education costs. In addition, three of the scholarship recipients have also been awarded internship placements, including one with Civmec.

Civmec Executive Chairman James Fitzgerald said: “We are thrilled to partner with Luerssen Australia, ASC and the Defence Teaming Centre to support young Australians in establishing the skills and expertise required to meet the demands of a continuous naval shipbuilding program, and it is with pleasure we welcome Kayla Roemer-Hanisch back to the business. The recipient of the Civmec internship, Kayla undertook work experience with us this year, and we look forward to providing her with further hands-on experience to enable her to forge a career in the Australian shipbuilding industry.”

Chairman of Luerssen Australia, Tim Wagner, said the SEA program was part of “our commitment to helping Australia build a world-class workforce that will be essential for the Government’s $89 billion naval shipbuilding program”.

Construction of the Luerssen-designed vessels, which will be 85m in length and equipped with a forward gun turret and helicopter, began last month. The first two will be built by ASC in Osborne, South Australia, using steel cut by Civmec at its facility in Henderson, Western Australia, with the remaining 10 to be built by Civmec in its new state-of-the-art Ship Assembly Hall currently under construction at Henderson.

The scholarship program is being administered by the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) and addresses the naval shipbuilding workforce challenge, which will require more than 5,000 skilled employees to build the OPVs, Hunter Class Frigates from 2020 and Future Submarines from 2022.
ASC Chief Executive Officer Stuart Whiley said: “ASC is proud to partner with Luerssen and Civmec to launch these scholarships, which will deliver the high-calibre future engineers and tradespeople Australia will require to deliver continuous naval shipbuilding for decades to come.”

Participants include those with masters, bachelors and Cert III qualifications, which shows that regardless of what you are studying, there is an opportunity for a long-term career in naval shipbuilding.

Defence Teaming Centre CEO Margot Forster said: “The DTC has been very pleased to work alongside its industry partners to deliver this initiative. Successful applicants have diverse education backgrounds from vocational all the way through to doctorate students. This shows that there are so many ways that you can get involved in the naval shipbuilding industry in Australia.”

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13 December 2018 in General News Posted by

Civmec plays a key role in supporting the east coast gas shortage

27 September 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec has been awarded a significant contract by Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd (Jemena) including camp setup, site civil, steel fabrication and the structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation (SMPEI) installation works at the Phillip Creek Compressor Station (PCCS) for Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project, located near Tennent Creek in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Jemena was selected by the Northern Territory Government to build, own and operate the NGP. The $800 million pipeline will connect the Northern Territory to the east coast national gas grid, and has been touted as a possible solution to the supposed east coast gas shortage. The pipeline is being built to transport 90 terajoules of gas per day to Mount Isa, and runs through Sandy Warby’s cattle station, Phillip Creek station, which also has the compressor station positioned on it.

The scope of work includes the establishment of an in excess 200-man camp, site civil works, steel fabrication and SMPEI works.

In summary, the packages contain the following equipment:

  • Inlet filter coalescer, inlet flow meter and fuel gas skids;
  • Residue gas compressors (two off) C50 with aftercoolers;
  • Export gas compressors (two off) T60 with aftercoolers;
  • Gas Treatment Equipment inclusive of nitrogen removal (GTE);
  • Hot oil package;
  • Control Room/switchroom;
  • Gas Engine Alternator (GEA)
  • Instrument air and nitrogen packages;
  • Gas Chromatograph;
  • Vent system with knockout drums and flare;
  • Site office, amenities and workshop; and
  • Balance of Plant (BOP) piping, instrumentation, equipment and structures.

With works commenced, the project will require more than 160 personnel to be employed at its peak, with completion scheduled for August 2018.

Utilising our modern Henderson facilities, equipment and systems to support the project, we ensure our onsite activities have the best opportunity for success.

27 September 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Acquisition of remaining 50% interest in Civmec-DLG Pty Ltd

4 September 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec Construction & Engineering Pty Ltd has acquired the remaining 50% interest in Civmec DLG Pty Ltd (“Civmec DLG”) from David Liddiard Group Pty Ltd (the “Acquisition”) at a cash consideration of A$10,267.00 (the “Consideration”).

The Consideration was arrived at on a willing-buyer willing-seller basis taking into consideration the net asset value of Civmec DLG.

Following the Acquisition, CCE hold 100% interest in Civmec DLG and Civmec DLG has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

The Acquisition of Civmec DLG was funded through internal funds and is not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets per share and earnings per share of the Group for the current financial year ending 30 June 2018.

None of the Directors or controlling shareholders of the Company has any interest, direct or indirect in the Acquisition.

4 September 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Delivering Swan River Bridge

4 August 2017 in General News Posted by

Civmec is pleased to advise that they have entered into an Alliance that has been awarded the fabrication of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge, linking the new Perth Stadium with East Perth. The Swan River Bridge Alliance includes Civmec Construction & Engineering Pty Ltd, Main Roads WA, York Civil Pty Ltd and Rizzani de Eccher Australia Pty Ltd (the latter two companies known as YRJV).

Using Civmec’s expertise, the Alliance will manage and deliver the steel fabrication, painting and transportation of the arches and decks as part of the iconic Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Project, with the four organisations working together to enable the bridge to be completed to the timetable approved by the Government of Western Australia, which will see the bridge being completed in the first half of 2018.

The Alliance will maximise Australian steel supply to 100% of available capacity and utilise several local fabricators and various other associated subcontractors, who will work various shifts and at its peak the construction will give employment to approximately 300 workers.

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4 August 2017 in General News Posted by

Civmec awarded additional EPC contract

6 June 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec has secured a significant Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract as well as other new construction and maintenance contracts for clients in the metals and minerals market with a combined value of approximately AUD $90 million.

Building on its successful track record of delivering on other previous and current EPC projects, Civmec is pleased to announce that it has been awarded this contract by Alcoa of Australia Ltd. Civmec will undertake the engineering, procurement, delivery, construction, integration, commissioning and performance testing of a filter facility, materials handling system and associated supporting infrastructure at Alcoa’s Pinjarra Alumina Refinery, located 80 kilometres south of Perth in Western Australia.

Civmec’s solution includes integrating the world’s largest plate and frame filters with the materials handling system. The contract will be executed over the next 18 months by a skilled workforce of more than 200 people.

Civmec has also been awarded a civil concrete contract by Altura Mining Lithium Operations Pty Ltd for the construction of their new lithium plant located in Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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Photo: Earthworks commence at the Altura Mining Lithium Operations in Port Hedland

Construction activities will commence immediately and will see Civmec further expanding its client and knowledge base by delivering a project in lithium, an emerging mineral being mined in Australia.

In conjunction with the above awards, Civmec has recently also been awarded various maintenance, rectification and refractory projects for a range of resources clients across Australia, including in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

6 June 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec starts construction of Australia’s largest undercover shipbuilding facility

26 April 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec, through its wholly owned subsidiary Forgacs Marine and Defence Pty Ltd, today commenced the first day of construction of their state-of-the-art 29,000m2, 18-storey high, purpose built ship and module construction, ship repair and maintenance facility.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held in December 2016 to announce the commencement of development for the construction, with the then Premier, Hon Colin Barnett MLA, turning the first sod.

Following this announcement Civmec has been working on the detailed design elements of the facility with the local branch of the global engineering firm, GHD Engineering, to ensure the facilities have the best technology and to achieve the best, most efficient, project outcomes. Today’s event is to mark the start of construction for what will be Australia’s largest undercover shipbuilding facility.

Civmec’s Executive Chairman, Mr James Fitzgerald, said, “This is an exciting day as we look forward to further growth in our business with the announcement by the Commonwealth Government that Henderson has been identified as one of two suitable locations for the continuous build of Naval ships and for vessel maintenance. This is cause for great optimism and reflects highly on Western Australia’s industrial capability and capacity, to which this facility will be a significant addition. The facility will allow us to increase our Henderson workforce by an extra 1000 people, including at least 100 apprentices.”

Civmec’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Pat Tallon, said, “This diversification is a natural extension of our core capabilities. The new shipbuilding and maintenance facility at Henderson will be a significant piece of industrial infrastructure, adding a new resource to the Australian maritime landscape whilst allowing Civmec to continue to service its clients in the other sectors in which it operates.”

Managing Director of Forgacs, Mr. Mike Deeks CSC, added, “We are excited to commence construction of our state-of-the-art shipbuilding and maintenance facility which will be large enough to house complete Air Warfare Destroyers or Frigates as well as Offshore Patrol Vessels for construction or maintenance. The building has a Gross Floor Area of 53,470 sqm. This facility will be a huge addition to the Australian Marine Complex and is designed to be the most efficient in the world.”

Pyne Visit

Photo (L to R): Mr Sean L’Estrange MLA – Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Economic Development; Defence Issues; Innovation and ICT; Science; Manager of Opposition Business, Mr James Fitzgerald – Executive Chairman for Civmec, Hon. Christopher Pyne – Minister for Defence Industry and Mr Mike Deeks CSC – Managing Director of Forgacs.

At today’s event, we are honoured to have the Hon. Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence Industry to mark the first day of construction, as we oversee the first load of soil removed from the site.
The construction plan requires 90 to 120 truck loads of earth removed each day for almost six months from the 7-hectare site.

26 April 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec Awarded EPC Contract

10 April 2017 in General News, Investor Relations Posted by

Civmec as part of the Amec Foster Wheeler Civmec JV (ACJV), has been issued a Notice to Proceed by the Gruyere Project Joint Venture (a 50:50 unincorporated joint venture between Gold Roads Resources Limited and Gruyere Mining Company Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Field Limited) for an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the Gruyere Gold Project, located within the Yamarna greenstone belt, approximately 200 kilometres east of Laverton in Western Australia.

The scope of work includes the detailed design, procurement and installation of the process plant, administration office, workshop and warehouse, as well as the main water pipelines and powerlines to the borefield.

Engineering has commenced and onsite work is scheduled to start in July 2017. More than 300 personnel will be employed on the project at its peak, with practical completion scheduled for December 2018.

To read the full press release please click here.

 

Civmec Modularisation

29 March 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Through our commitment to innovation and technology Civmec has developed the capability to provide a complete modularisation solution to the oil and gas, metals and minerals, infrastructure, marine and defence sectors. Our scope of service includes fabrication, assembly, electrical instrumentation,  pre-commissioning, transportation and the installation of the modules.

Our state-of-the-art workshops provide the necessary facility and resources for the fabrication and assembly of large modules. Modularisation reduces man-hours and associated HSE risks on site, to further the efficiency of this approach Civmec can minimise the number of modules required, by maximising the size of each module. Subsequently, reducing the number of modules for transport.

Our facilities on the East and West coast are strategically located to adjoining water fronts. Enabling efficient scheduling of ships and movement of materials, supporting our ability to effectively deliver modules on time, with no impact to the community.

In addition, we own transportation and lifting equipment to ensure the movement and handling of modules are conducted safely and efficiently. Making Civmec a one-stop shop for the supply of modules.

Watch the video below for a demonstration on our capability:

29 March 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

CIVMEC AND ASC SHIPBUILDING JOIN FORCES FOR AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE PROGRAMS

21 March 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec through its wholly owned subsidiary Forgacs Marine and Defence Pty Ltd (Forgacs) today announced it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ASC Shipbuilding Pty Ltd (ASC Shipbuilding) to jointly bid for the build of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Australian Navy.

To read the full press release, please click here.

21 March 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by