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.
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
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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 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.
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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.
Photo (L to R): Stephane Galichet (President of Valco Group) and Mr. Patrick Tallon (CEO of Civmec) at the official agreement signing.
Civmec’s subsidiary Forgacs Marine and Defence was featured in The West Australian’s ‘Western Defence’ supplement, published on Wednesday 23 November 2016.
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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.
Photo (L to R): James Currie (Director of Black & Veatch), Sue Murphy (CEO of Water Corporation) and James Fitzgerald (Chairman of Civmec).
Civmec is currently carrying out the contract to install all formwork, reinforcement and concrete required for the construction of the tunnel through Moore Park West and East (including through Anzac Parade). The works includes tie-in works and detail between a diaphragm wall and the reminder of the tunnel structure.
Early November saw the base slab going in which cements the foundations for tracks, which are due for installation in 2017.
Further information on the project can be found here: http://www.sydneylightrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/news/base-laid-sydney%E2%80%99s-light-rail-tunnel
Civmec in joint venture with Black & Veatch (BCJV), has been awarded an EPC alliance model contract with the Water Corporation of Western Australia for the design and construction of the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade to 180ml/day. The plant is located 22km south-east of Perth, Western Australia.
The upgrade to the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant comprises:
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Civmec reached another major milestone on the Perth Stadium project, which sees Civmec’s works substantially complete.
Having already successfully completed both the structural frame and installation of the precast seating platforms, Civmec has today achieved the significant milestone with the installation of the final one of 50 roof trusses.
With this milestone complete Civmec has minimal scope works outstanding, and expects all works to be fully complete by mid-November 2016.
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Civmec is delighted to be the recipient of the ‘WA Employer of the Year’ Award, which was announced last Friday, 23 September at the WA Training Awards presentation dinner.
The WA Training Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students, and the contribution to training made by trainers, training organisations and employers.
This award is fantastic recognition of our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which is based at out West Coast Facility in Henderson and offers the opportunity to assist our people in learning and development programmes.