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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.”

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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 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

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.

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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.

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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).

 

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