Civmec’s General Manager of Defence, Commodore Mike Deeks CSC RAN (Rtd) has been appointed by the Western Australian Premier the Hon. Mark McGowan as the next Agent General for Western Australia based in London.
Mr. Deeks will commence his term in July 2018 and will focus on enhancing commercial links between Western Australia and the United Kingdom, with an emphasis on the defence industry.
Today, Civmec together with its subsidiaries advised that they have been awarded a contract from Luerssen Australia in relation to the SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) project.
The awarded scope includes the supply and processing of steel for all twelve vessels. Following the build of the first two vessels in South Australia, the Company will undertake specific fabrication and construction activities for the following ten vessels. Final consolidation of the ten vessels will be undertaken in the Company’s new world-class shipbuilding facility, which is currently under construction adjacent to its existing waterfront facilities and head office at Henderson, Western Australia.
Yesterday, Civmec employees at our major facilities Henderson, Newcastle and projects participated in Clean up Australia Day – an event that has been running since 1989 and has become Australia’s largest community-based environment event.
In the past 27 years, Australians have devoted more than 32 million hours towards the environment through Clean Up Australia Day and collected over 344 thousand tonnes of rubbish.
This event turned into a world-wide event in 1993, called Clean Up the World – which now sees over 40 million people from 30 countries annually take part. This demonstrated that people across the planet are willing to do something themselves to help protect and care for the environment.
At Civmec, we collected approximately 120 kgs of rubbish, with some of the interesting items including windscreen wipers, car tyre caps.
Thank you to all our employees who were willing to give up some of their day to participate in this event – helping to clean up, fix up and conserve the environment.
Civmec wish to advise the appointment of Adam Goldsmith – Executive General Manager (EGM) – Commercial and Risk.
Damian Kelliher will step down from the position EGM International and Commercial and Risk and will concentrate his efforts on the role of Chief Operating Officer for Civtec Africa. Civtec Africa is 50% owned by Civmec. Damian will focus on opportunities in the oil and gas, infrastructure and water industries in the region. Over the past six months Damian has assisted Adam to seamlessly transition into the role.
Since Adam joined the Group he has made a significant contribution to the Company. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, with quantity surveying and construction law qualifications. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Executive Team with over 25 years commercial and risk management experience with major UK and Australian companies.
The Board would like to take this opportunity to thank Damian for his valuable contribution during his time with Civmec and wishes him every success in his new role.
We would also like to take this opportunity to advise that Terry Hemsworth will retire from the Executive Team at the end of April 2018. Terry has reached retirement age but will stay with the company in a reduced capacity. Terry joined the Company in 2010, and has played an enormous role in the early stages of the Company, continuing to contribute significantly throughout the Company’s growth. The Board and Staff appreciates all that Terry has done for the Group and are delighted that Terry intends to remain part of the team and offer his sound judgement as requested in future decision making.
Civmec’s membership of Supply Nation reinforces our commitment to diversity both within our workforce and procurement processes.
Civmec’s recently launched ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has formalised a history of initiatives designed to help close the gap for Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. As Civmec embarks on its RAP journey our priority will be to develop stronger and more meaningful relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our vision will be underpinned by understanding it will be essential to:
Developing a better understanding of cross cultural sensitives.
Ensuring that our employees understand and support the principles and agreed actions for our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Enabling our staff to develop relationships in their professional and personal spheres with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and the local and broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Recognising that our contribution to the community reflects shared values and delivers positive community solutions.
Civmec has recognised the significant benefit to be gained from its membership in supporting Supply Nation through connecting Civmec to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers that will build a vibrant and prosperous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business sector by incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses into the supply chain of our business.
Mr. Patrick Tallon, Civmec’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are delighted to be part of Supply Nation and look forward to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers across Australia – while developing our supplier diversity footprint.”
Civmec was contracted by Seymour Whyte for the fabrication, off-site trial assembly, delivery and site assembly of a 200-metre-long bridge for the Nepean River shared path bridge, the complex structure consisting of over 820T of tubular truss sections.
The bridge is approximately 257m long and includes a steel truss main span 200m long. The work also involves the construction of approaches and connections to existing local roads. The scope of works involves the supply, delivery, and installation of all fabricated steel components is in accordance with the Shared Path Bridge over Nepean Bridge drawings and specifications including the following components:
Main Span Truss
Span 1 and Span 2 Steel Trough Girders
Steel deck to main span truss
Balustrade posts to main span truss and approaches
Supply & Fabrication of temporary works tube cradles and testing rig apparatus
Circa. 30,000 fabrication hours
Partial trial assembly of 3 bays at a time, total length of 3 Bays is circa. 75m
The A-frame truss of the bridge is designed to hold up a very large and heavy span.
It will have the largest uninterrupted span of any pedestrian bridge in Australia, at 200m long.
We are delighted that we have been selected to play a key role in the construction of ten of Australia’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), an important element of Australia’s future naval needs.
This decision to involve Civmec in the construction of the OPVs underpins the company’s commitment to invest in the construction of a new state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility at its Henderson base in Western Australia.
Civmec Chairman, James Fitzgerald said, “I congratulate Luerssen on being the chosen designer and prime contractor for the project. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with them over the coming months to offer the Commonwealth a solution that maximises the efficiencies of Civmec’s proven expertise in manufacturing integrated complex steel structures.”
Construction is scheduled to begin in Western Australia in 2020 and is expected to create hundreds of jobs at our Henderson facilities and will underpin our yard for the next decade and beyond.
Three 1200-tonne beneficiation modules have arrived on site and another three are due this month for construction of the processing facility at Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project.
Civmec is contracted to carry out fabrication, site civil works, electrical and instrumentation, precast concrete and structural mechanical piping works for the entire project.
The modules were assembled on precast footings, slabs which assisted with stability for shipping by providing a low centre of gravity. These modules were fully assembled, complete with structural steel, piping, mechanical and electrical fit out up to pre-commissioning.
The completed modules were transported to the wharf at the AMC, shipped via heavy lift ship ti site, unloaded at the MOF wharf and transported 40 kilometres to their final location via SPMT’s.
Last week, Civmec took home the Skill Hire Host Trainer of the Year at the Masters Builders awards for our work with our apprentices.
We are delighted to receive this award, as it shows the continuing support we provide our people through learning and development with our in-house Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Over the past 12 months, we set ourselves a target of employing and retaining more apprentices. We are happy to say that in FY2017 we increase our apprentices and were up 42.4%. Employing apprentices at Civmec is fundamental to the future of the Company and our industry, while providing individual learning and development opportunities.
Below are some photos of the evening, where our West Coast Facility Manager, Mr. David Power accepted the award.