Civmec News

One Step Closer to Completion for the Nepean River Shared Path Bridge

19 February 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

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.

To view a video update please watch below.

19 February 2018 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec to play a major role in Offshore Patrol Vessel contract

24 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

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.

To read the full media release please click here.

24 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Modules arrive for Amrun processing plant

11 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

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.

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To read more please click here.

11 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec takes home award at the Master Builders awards night

7 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

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.

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7 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by


3 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), developed in partnership with Reconciliation Australia.

Civmec’s 2017/2018 RAP reflects its vision for reconciliation, ensuring Civmec have an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are valued and respected. Civmec’s intention is to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Civmec’s focus will be to embrace their employees along a journey of discovery about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture and to better understand cultural differences that need to be recognised for Civmec to achieve the principles of reconciliation.

Civmec’s vision will be underpinned by understanding it will be essential to:

  • Developing a better understanding of cross cultural sensitivities;
  • Ensure that our employees understand and support the principles and agreed actions of our RAP;
  • Enable 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; and
  • Recognise that our contribution to the community reflects shared value and delivers positive community solutions.

Mr. Patrick Tallon, Chief Executive Officer said: “We have come a long way as a Company and I believe we still have a long way to go, this RAP is the Company most significant step towards building positive, sustainable relationships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.”

“As a company, we have embarked on a journey and our priority will be to develop stronger and more meaningful relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples” said Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Patrick Tallon.

To view a copy of the plan please click here.

3 November 2017 in Uncategorized Posted by

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

Delivering Swan River Bridge

4 August 2017 in General News Posted by

Civmec is pleased to advise that they have entered into an Alliance that has been awarded the fabrication of the Swan River Pedestrian Bridge, linking the new Perth Stadium with East Perth. The Swan River Bridge Alliance includes Civmec Construction & Engineering Pty Ltd, Main Roads WA, York Civil Pty Ltd and Rizzani de Eccher Australia Pty Ltd (the latter two companies known as YRJV).

Using Civmec’s expertise, the Alliance will manage and deliver the steel fabrication, painting and transportation of the arches and decks as part of the iconic Swan River Pedestrian Bridge Project, with the four organisations working together to enable the bridge to be completed to the timetable approved by the Government of Western Australia, which will see the bridge being completed in the first half of 2018.

The Alliance will maximise Australian steel supply to 100% of available capacity and utilise several local fabricators and various other associated subcontractors, who will work various shifts and at its peak the construction will give employment to approximately 300 workers.


4 August 2017 in General News 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.


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