Civmec Construction and Engineering today officially opened their new corporate office headquarters. The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett, officiated the ceremony in front of many of the company’s key clients, Government officials, suppliers, employees and Board members.
The four storey 6,500m2 modern office facility is located on Civmec’s 120,000m2 landholding within the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) in Henderson, Western Australia. It is the first construction of its magnitude to be built in the oil and gas precinct. Over the past number of years, company’s such as Woodside, Chevron, Apache Energy, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and other resources companies have used the AMC facility as a base to support their projects. As a government initiative, the AMC was developed to support the long term growth of the resources industry and has been a strategic location for the ongoing Gorgon LNG project.
Civmec’s Chief Executive Officer, Pat Tallon, said, “It is with great pleasure that I welcome you here today to celebrate the official opening of our new 6,500m2, ‘4 storey’ office facility. The development of our headquarters demonstrates our commitment to further developing our company’s capabilities and recognises what we foresee as a positive outlook for the future of Western Australia.”
The office was constructed in house to a high quality standard with modern fixtures and equipment. It can accommodate over 450 personnel and is conducive to a productive work environment. Further to the substantial seating plan and to prepare employees for sites the offices also incorporate an extensive training and induction centre, and a well-equipped medical centre with a full time qualified nurse for pre-employment medicals.
“The ground level houses our training and induction areas. We recently received approval to operate as a registered training organisation, a division which will operate under the name of “Civmec Training”. All technical classroom training and administration is catered for on this floor.” Tallon said.
The office headquarters boasts an impressive boardroom and meeting rooms with video and conferencing facilities. Fully-serviced offices accommodate clients for the duration of their projects. The offices are situated adjacent to the company’s 29,300m2 state of the art heavy engineering facility, where Civmec has unobstructed access to heavy load out wharves and floating dock.
Tallon went on to comment, “Our belief at Civmec is that improved productivity combined with a high level of support services, ultimately means a more cost effective project delivery. The more efficient we can be in carrying out projects locally, the more likely we are to see more projects being approved for Australia. It also prepares us for growth within the global market. The opening of this office provides increased capacity to develop our strategic plans and in the future will enhance our position as a major global supplier.”
Commenting on Civmec’s journey to date, Tallon said, “In late 2009, we had the official sod turning ceremony on this block. In April 2011, Premier Colin Barnett officially opened the workshop and one year later in April 2012 Civmec became a public company and is presently proud to have many of its employees as shareholders. Since then we have purpose built our new office and we are currently finalising the construction of our new surface treatment facility .We also have plans in progress for the construction of a subsea workshop which will be quarantined for working with exotic materials and a maintenance facility to facilitate site logistical requirements.”
“A huge benefit to the facility is that we can now house our various business units and departments under one roof, where obvious synergises and team building benefits are being realised. We embrace a single common goal to be a supplier and employer of choice. It is important to have one centralised corporate headquarters to support the demands of all our locations including our 86,000m2 footprint in Darwin, Northern Territory, and other various remote sites dotted around Western Australia.”
Civmec is currently delivering works on projects across Australia, notably the major oil and gas projects; Ichthys, Gorgon and Wheatstone. The mining and infrastructure business units are delivering major civil and structural, mechanical and piping projects for Rio Tinto across the Pilbara as well as works for BHP Billiton, La Mancha and the Perth International Airport. As of the December 31 2013, the company announced an impressive order book of S$392M. With a strong client base including companies such as Chevron, Inpex, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Woodside, Apache Energy and others, the company is in a strong position going forward.
“The outlook for the sectors we operate in remains strong. Activity is high and we see a constant demand for our services. We have clear sight on some exciting projects coming online in the foreseeable future and we are focusing on giving our clients favorable solutions to their requirements. We are a highly customer focused company and we believe our success to date has been due to our positive attitude towards both our clients and employees’ needs. We believe going forward that the foundation we have set will stand us in good stead and we look forward to a positive future.” Tallon closed.