Civmec News

Civmec a finalist in the 2016 WA Training Awards

19 August 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by






As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) we continually invest in our people and believe our training programs enable our people to reach their potential. We have made a commitment to stay at the forefront of our industry, which includes ensuring our employees receive the best training and professional development available.

The RTO facilitates a series of internal development programs​ and certifications that are designed to expose employees to industry and company-wide best practices, and increase productivity and efficiency.​


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30 June 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by


Civmec has secured new contracts for major infrastructure projects throughout New South Wales to the combined value of approximately AUD$50 million.

Having established an office in Sydney and subsequent acquisition of Forgacs Facilities in Newcastle, Civmec has quickly secured substantial contracts which will see the Group make an immediate impact on the East Coast market.

Civmec will supply critical precast components to the Northwest Rail Link project, for NRT Infrastructure JV (NRTIJV). This is the first stage of Sydney’s AUD$8.9 billion public transport infrastructure project. Civmec has also secured a second package of works on the same project to carry out site concrete works as well as the precast installation for certain individual stations. Civmec has established pre-stressing capabilities at our Newcastle facility.

Having obtained the Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) Certificate of Prequalification – Category: Road Bridge Specialists – S – Civmec has secured two East Coast fabrication contracts:

  • The first contract is for the supply, delivery and site assembly of bridge girders and supply of a bridge support tower and traffic sign frames totaling over 250 tonnes of steel for the Narellan Road Stage B works.
  • The second contract is 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 820 tonnes of steel tubular truss sections. Both contracts were awarded by Seymour Whyte.

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Civmec has also secured contracts on other major projects including:

  • Manufacturing and delivering precast planks, beams and onsite precast concrete arrestor tubs for the Barangaroo Ferry Hub, connecting people to the Sydney CBD for McConnell Dowell.
  • Supply and delivery of 4,235 linear metres of precast bridge parapet for the WestConnex M4 Widening Project (between Parramatta and Homebush NSW) for Rizzani CPB Joint Venture.
  • Supply of pre-stressed bridge beams, the second package awarded to Civmec on the Pacific Highway (NSW) project for Pacifico (ACCIONA Ferrovial JV).

Mr. Patrick Tallon, Civmec Chief Executive Officer, said, “It is very exciting to secure these contracts and integral to the delivery is our new facility in Newcastle (NSW). This is a clear indication that there is a demand for our services on the East Coast of Australia. Along with offering local employment opportunities, we look forward to further developing our new facility where we are incorporating the innovations and efficiencies we developed at our WA Henderson facility.”

30 June 2016 in Uncategorized Posted by

Civmec’s acquisition of Forgacs solidifies way for East Coast expansion

2 February 2016 in General News Posted by

MG_8706-2Civmec today announced that the Company has completed the acquisition of Australia’s largest privately-owned engineering and shipbuilding company, Forgacs.

Following the due diligence process and subsequent negotiations the company decided that the acquisition will include the Forgacs name, the shipyard facilities, and the assets located at Tomago, New South Wales.

The purpose-built shipyard at Tomago is situated on the Hunter River, just 14 kilometres from the Port of Newcastle. The 22.7 hectare site includes 535 metres of river frontage with two ship basins.

Civmec will develop the Tomago site to operate as a multi-disciplinary facility which will in future replicate Civmec’s flagship operations at Henderson, Western Australia.

Civmec CEO Pat Tallon said, “This acquisition gives us a strong presence on the East Coast of Australia, enabling us to establish a more substantial East Coast office to provide national and regional clients with a range of services in line with those we currently provide on the West Coast of Australia. It also ensures that we are well positioned immediately to capitalise on the significant ongoing infrastructure expenditure on the East Coast.”

“Our initial focus will be on steel fabrication and precast concrete manufacture and over time we intend to combine the credibility of both the Tomago purpose-built ship building facilities and Civmec’s heavy engineering expertise to further strengthen our defence service offering.”

2 February 2016 in General News Posted by

Submarine hull section unveiled at Civmec Henderson

15 December 2015 in General News Posted by


Civmec, in collaboration with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), yesterday unveiled a newly-built submarine hull section constructed by Civmec at their Henderson facility in Western Australia.

A self-funded initiative, the construction serves to prove that Civmec has the expertise and capabilities to play a part in the construction of Australia’s future naval submarine fleet.

Civmec Executive Chairman Jim Fitzgerald said the work shows that Civmec has the appropriate skills and can meet the fine tolerances required for building submarines.

“We’ve never done anything like this before, so to get into the business if we build a section of the submarine at our cost, we can demonstrate to everybody that we have the ability,” he said.

The hull section was designed in Germany by TKMS before the plans were digitally transmitted to Civmec for the construction phase.

To read more, please click here for the TKMS press release on the project.

15 December 2015 in General News Posted by

Civmec targets acquisition of defence business on east coast of Australia

17 November 2015 in Investor Relations Posted by

Photography by Petty Officer Photographer Damian Pawlenko Caption: HMAS Collins (foreground) rendezuous with HMAS Waller (centre) and HMAS Rankin. Collins Class Submarines, HMAS Rankin, HMAS Waller and HMAS Collins transitting in formation through Gage Roads, Cockburn Sound. Deep Caption: Pacific Reach is a triennial Asia-Pacific submarine rescue exercise designed to promote regional cooperation on submarine rescue. The exercise this year is the fourth in the series and is being hosted by Australia between 26 November and 7 December 2007. Pacific Reach 07 is a significant exercise involving six ships, three submarines, two submarine rescue systems, a multi-national dive team and the UK SPAG† all up 1000 personnel from 15 nations will be directly involved in the exercise. Pacific Reach is an extraordinarily valuable opportunity to work with our regional neighbours and it is our pleasure to host this years activities, said Commander Australian Naval Submarine Group, Commodore Rick Shalders. Pacific Reach is a truly international exercise, with units and equipment from the following countries participating: Canada, China, Republic of Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, military observers from Chile, India, Indonesia, NATO, Pakistan, Peru, Russia and South Africa will also attend.

In line with Civmec’s strategic growth plans, the Company has agreed to enter into a due diligence phase for the acquisition of certain assets and the Forgacs name.

Forgacs is Australia’s largest privately-owned engineering and shipbuilding company, engaged in major project engineering, construction and maintenance for both defence and commercial markets.

The proposed acquisition includes a purpose-built shipbuilding site. Forgacs Shipyard – Tomago is located 14 kilometres from the Port of Newcastle, NSW on the Hunter River. The 17 hectare site has 535 metres of river frontage with two ship basins. The acquisition also includes plant and equipment currently located at the Forgacs Hexham heavy engineering workshop and at the Forgacs Gladstone heavy engineering workshop.

Forgacs’ ‘Products’ business, Forgacs-Broens Pty Limited, does not form part of the sale and will continue to operate from its Ingleburn, NSW and Elizabeth, SA facilities.

Civmec believes that the considerable opportunities in the infrastructure sectors on the east coast as well as the long-term outlook within the defence, oil & gas and metals & minerals sectors justifies the investment.

Civmec CEO Pat Tallon said, “This is a very exciting opportunity for our company to extend our multi-disciplinary operations to the east coast of Australia and to gain a long established foothold in the defence shipbuilding industry. It will also give us the opportunity to acquire in-house submarine building and technical expertise. We will be well positioned to capitalise on the significant infrastructure expenditure planned for the east coast and our increased capacity will allow Civmec to deepen our relationship with existing blue chip clients nationally, as well as bringing on board new regional clients.”

Peter Burgess, Chairman of the Forgacs Group commented, “Forgacs has more than 50 years’ experience in the heavy engineering and projects business and entered the naval ship repair business in 1990. It has grown its naval involvement progressively, undertaking major naval programs including the conversion of HMAS Manoora and HMAS Kanimbla into Amphibious Helicopter support ships; hull modules for the ANZAC frigates and most recently the AWD program. The Tomago shipyard has built some of Australia’s iconic ships such as ice breaker ‘Aurora Australis’, HMAS Tobruk and hull sections of Collins Class submarines. Our shipyard is ideally positioned for Civmec’s future plans.”

Subject to satisfactory due diligence, necessary stakeholder approval and the finalisation of the sale and purchase agreement, the Company expects to complete the transaction in December 2015.

17 November 2015 in Investor Relations Posted by

Civmec awarded circa AUD$45 million in contracts across various sectors

12 November 2015 in General News Posted by

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Civmec has secured circa AUD$45 million in new contracts and additional work on existing projects including packages on the South Hedland Power Station, Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Project and Alcoa’s Kwinana Filtration Plant. The packages to be delivered are for the following:

IHI Engineering Australia Pty Ltd

Civmec has secured its third contract on the South Hedland Power Station with the recent award of the Structural, Mechanical, Piping and Electrical (SMP&E) package of works. Scope of works includes all SMP&E works for the combined cycle gas power station.

Civmec CEO Pat Tallon said, “We are delighted to secure the SMP&E package from IHI as the award signifies the client’s satisfaction with our performance to date for the delivery of previous contracts. It further demonstrates the market’s confidence in our proven ability to deliver vertical packages of work and marks another significant award for our growing infrastructure division.”

The project will commence immediately. On completion, the facility will have a total power generating capacity of approximately 150 MW.

Technip Oceania

Civmec has been awarded the fabrication of 17 subsea jumper spools and associated lifting equipment for Shell’s Prelude FLNG Project.

Civmec has gained valuable experience through the delivery of spools for another Technip subsea project and will commence work immediately.

The recent award, which adds to the list of contracts Civmec has already secured on the project, will be delivered by the oil and gas division.

Sedgman Limited

Civmec will undertake the assembly of a Mobile Conveyor Bridge, Emergency Radial Stacker and associated components at Alcoa’s Kwinana Filtration Plant, south of Perth.

Delivered by the metals and minerals division, works are scheduled for completion by January 2016. This is the second contract to be awarded from Sedgman on this project with Civmec currently delivering the structural, mechanical, platework and piping installation works.

Brookfield Multiplex

Civmec has been awarded an increased scope on the Perth Stadium project works which are currently underway.

Citic Pacific Mining

A contract was awarded to Civmec for the design, fabrication and installation works for the Sludge Treatment Plant.


Civmec will undertake the concrete works on the AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited – Independence Group NL Tropicana Gold Mine.


Civmec has been awarded the supply and delivery of precast units for the BP Refinery in Kwinana.

12 November 2015 in General News Posted by

Civmec launches new division to target defence sector

25 September 2015 in General News Posted by

Civmec Proposed Submarine Workshop Halls

Civmec today announced its foray into the defence sector with the launch of a new division, which has set its sights on building Australia’s new submarines.

Civmec has appointed a former Royal Australian Navy Commodore, Mike Deeks CSC, as General Manager – Defence, to head the unit and plans to leverage its expertise as a specialist fabricator, constructor and project manager in the resources and infrastructure sectors to establish a strong presence in the defence industry.

The first major opportunity Civmec has identified is the potential to work with the lead contractor appointed to design and build Australia’s future submarine, a multi-billion dollar project.

“Our experience means we certainly have the capability to be their in-country builder,” said Civmec Executive Chairman Jim Fitzgerald.

“This is a massive opportunity, not just for Civmec but for Western Australia. It has the potential to create up to 1,000 jobs and bring a major new industry to our State,” he added.

Civmec owns and operates a large fabrication facility at Henderson, south of Perth. It will have a dedicated facility for building submarines as it intends to construct five new workshop halls as well as office space on a vacant site adjacent to its existing facilities.

Located within the Australian Marine Complex, Civmec’s heavy engineering facility has unimpeded access to the adjacent deep-port facilities, including heavy-lift transport systems and a 100m x 44m floating dock with a lifting and transfer capacity of 4,600t.

A large and diverse range of supporting industries is also located nearby. Fleet Base West – the home of Australia’s submarine force and half of the Australian frigate fleet – is at Garden Island, just 10km across the water from our Henderson facilities.

“This makes it the ideal site for the construction and maintenance of the future submarines,” Mike Deeks said.

Civmec is well placed to take on the submarine project given its strengths, which include:

A history of successfully fabricating complex structures and piping systems in carbon steel and exotic metals, including subsea structures for the oil and gas industry;

  • Project management skills to deliver complex tasks on time and on budget, while meeting unique and challenging client requirements;
  • Accreditation to Australian and internationally-recognised standards for quality, occupational health and safety and environmental management; and
  • Experience in delivering sensitive projects where protection of clients’ intellectual property is a primary consideration.

Civmec regards the submarine project as one of a number of significant opportunities in the defence sector. Other potential projects include maintenance and in-service support of Australian frigates, building of future ships, and defence infrastructure construction.

Jim Fitzgerald said, “The Defence sector which will operate alongside our existing long established business, has the potential to provide an important additional revenue stream for Civmec and given the opportunity and experience gained over our recent subsea projects, we will continue to focus heavily in this area.”

“This move to bring Civmec’s internationally competitive fabrication and project management expertise honed in the resources sector into naval shipbuilding is in line with the Western Australian Government’s position on Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry.”

25 September 2015 in General News Posted by