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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