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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 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

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 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