Our History


In July 2009, Civmec commenced operations with the goal of developing a multi-disciplinary organisation strongly focused on servicing the oil and gas, metals and minerals, infrastructure and defence markets.

From inception to date the company has experienced tremendous growth and has been successful in working on some of the most prestigious projects in Western Australia, applying our diverse range of capabilities.

Central to the founding Director’s strategy of building a leading multi-disciplinary services provider was the acquisition of the rights to strategic waterfront land, in October 2009, at the Australian Marine Complex in Western Australia.  On 9 December 2009, officiated by the State Minister for Industrial Development Mr Troy Buswell, Civmec held its official sod turning ceremony which represented the first stage of construction of its new facilities. In September 2010, Civmec commenced its first fabrication project in its heavy engineering waterfront facility. The new fabrication facility was officially opened by Western Australia’s Premier the Hon. Colin Barnett on 19th April 2011.

In April 2012, Civmec Limited was listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

Recognising the need to accommodate our growing workforce and provide premier facilities for off-site project planning and management, construction of our 6,500m2 office development began in August 2012.  Completed in April 2013, our four storey office headquarters are fully equipped to a high standard and can accommodate over 450 personnel.

To facilitate further growth and capitalise on the burgeoning Northern Territory resources market, Civmec established an operational foothold in Darwin through the acquisition of the name and assets of Darwin Offshore Logistics Base (DOLB) in June 2013. Our second Darwin facility opened in December 2013 – our 35,000m2 Darwin precast yard. In August 2014, we commenced operations at our Broome Logistics Supply Base, followed by expansion to the east coast with the establishment of our Sydney office in February 2015 and Gladstone facility in May 2015. Shortly after establishing Gladstone, our Darwin precast yard was demobilised and transported to NSW where we established a new precast facility in Macksville.

In September 2015, we launched our new defence business unit and by February 2016, we had also completed our acquisition of Forgacs in Newcastle, NSW. The acquisition further solidified our national expansion, giving us key shipbuilding capabilities and further strengthening our infrastructure and defence service offerings on the east coast of Australia.

Our mission to provide innovative solutions to our clients and be recognised as a company that delivers is driven by Civmec’s proven culture of success that combines our motivated and skilled workforce, our multi-disciplinary capabilities and the dedication and expertise of our management group. Going forward we will continue to achieve our mission by investing in our people, challenging our processes with rigour to continually improve, and continuing to position the business to meet future requirements.

Civmec Timeline

July 2009

Commenced Operations

December 2009

Precast Concrete Contract Award

Awarded contract for the manufacture of 2 precast concrete seawater intake circular caissons for the WA Binningup Desalination Plant, each weighing approximately 420 tonnes.

December 2009

Site Civil Works Contract Award

Awarded contract for the site civil works associated with the Binningup Desalination Plant.

December 2009

Sod Turning Ceremony

Ceremony officiated by the State Minister for industrial development, The Hon. Mr Troy Buswell.

March 2010

Insulation Contract Award

Awarded insulation contract for Worsley Alumina.

April 2010

Commenced Erection of Workshop

Erection of Civmec’s 29,300m2 waterfront manufacturing facility commenced.

January 2011

Gorgon Precast Concrete

Awarded contract for the supply of circa 46,000m3 of precast concrete components for the Gorgon Barrow Island LNG onshore process plant.

January 2011

Fabrication and Modular Assembly Contract Award

Awarded contract for fabrication and modular assembly for the wharf topside modules as part of the marine works for Rio Tinto’s Cape Lambert Project.

April 2011

Workshop Officially Opened

The Hon. Premier Colin Barnett offically opens Civmec’s 29,300m2 waterfront manufacturing facility.

July 2011

Gorgon Structural Steel

Awarded contract for the Shop Fabrication of Structural Steel for the Gorgon Downstream LNG Project

August 2011

Inner Harbour Expansion

Civmec was awarded the contract for the structural, mechanical and piping works including the supply and fabrication of components associated with the Inner Harbour upgrade.

September 2011

Hope Downs 4

Awarded contract for major site construction civil works.

November 2011

Subsea Manifold Contract Award

Awarded contract for fabrication of Coniston subsea manifold for Apache.

April 2012

Publicly Listed on the Singapore Exchange

Following a successful initial public offering, Civmec Ltd was listed on the Singapore Exchange.

August 2012

Commencement of Office Development

Construction of Civmec’s 6,500m2 office development began.

December 2012

Established Onslow Operation

Establishment of Onslow Precast Concrete Facility and associated quarry batch plant and camp for our specialist team.

April 2013

Office Development Completed

Civmec took occupancy of new headquarters in Australian Marine Complex in Henderson.

June 2013

Expansion into the Northern Territory

Civmec expands its geographic footprint through the acquisition of Darwin Offshore Logistics Base in Australia’s Northern Territory.

August 2013

Vertically Integrated Package Milestone

Civmec commenced a significant vertical package including earthworks, civil works, SMP installation and electrical on the Nammuldi Below Water Table (NBWT) project.

December 2013

Civmec’s Darwin Precast Yard

Established our 35,000m2 Darwin precast yard facility.

December 2013

New Surface Treatment Facility

Construction commenced on our 4,800m2 surface treatment facility at our waterfront base in Henderson, WA.

April 2014

Surface Treatment Facility Complete

Construction completed on our 4,800m2 Henderson surface treatment facility.

April 2014

Accredited as RTO

Civmec received accreditation as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

July 2014

Awarded Elizabeth Quay Contract

Civmec was awarded a contract for civil works and fabrication components on the monumental Elizabeth Quay project in Perth city.

August 2014

Broome Logistics Supply Base

Operations commenced at Civmec’s 12,000m2 logistics supply base in Broome.

December 2014

“Construction Executive of the Year”

Civmec’s CEO, Pat Tallon, was named “Construction Executive of the Year” by CEO Magazine at their Sydney award show.

February 2015

Opened Sydney Office

In line with our strategic growth plans into the eastern states of Australia, we opened our Sydney office in February 2015.

March 2015

Perth Stadium Contract Award

Civmec was awarded the $73 million Perth Stadium Steelwork Package contract, involving fabrication and site erection of steelwork.

May 2015

Opened Gladstone Facility

Located in the Gladstone industrial hub, Civmec’s 3,305m2 operation is strategically located in close proximity to our clients’ facilities.

June 2015

Two Major Awards Received

Civmec received the ‘Company of the Year’ award from Subsea Energy Australia, plus an innovation award for Civtrac at the SBR Listed Companies Awards 2015.

September 2015

Awarded Major JV Contract

Civmec was awarded a major EPCC works contract in a joint venture with Sedgman Limited at the Jimblebar mine in the Pilbara, WA.

September 2015

Launch of Defence Division

Civmec announced its launch into the Defence sector to target the construction of Australia’s future submarines.

October 2015

Awarded further contract for Prelude FLNG Project

Civmec was awarded further contract for Prelude FLNG project involving the fabrication of rigid jumper spools and spreader bar.

November 2015

Formed Civmec Construction and Engineering Africa Limited

November 2015

Formed Civmec Construction and Engineering Uganda Limited

November 2015

Awarded further contracts on South Hedland Power Station

Awarded further contracts on South Hedland Power Station involving SMPEI&C works

February 2016

Acquisition of Forgacs

Civmec completed the acquisition of Forgacs in Newcastle, NSW.

February 2016

National RTO accreditation

March 2016

New Executives appointed

Appointment of two new executives – Damian Kelliher and Charles Sweeney

March 2016

Awarded first NSW fabrication contract

Awarded first fabrication contract in New South Wales for Port Kembla Coal Terminal Reclaimer Project

April 2016

Civmec Electrical and Instrumentation Pty Ltd certified as an electrical contractor

May 2016

Received certification by transport Roads and Maritime Services – NSW

June 2016

WHS Accrediation

Civmec received accreditation under the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme

June 2016

Established new subsidiary

Established Forgacs Marine and Defence Pty Ltd

July 2016

Civmec secures contracts on major East Coast Infrastructure Projects.

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

September 2016

Corporate Business of the Year

Civmec took home the 2016 Corporate Business of the Year award at the Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce (RKCC) Regional Business Awards.

September 2016

Civmec wins key contracts in Maintenance and Refractory Operational Units

September 2016

Civmec Construction and Engineering wins ‘Employer of the Year’ at the WA Training Awards

Civmec is the recipient of the ‘WA Employer of the Year’ Award at the WA Training Awards

April 2017

Construction begins on 70m (H), 53,000m2 gross floor area state-of-the-art shipbuilding and maintenance facility with 400T lifting capacity

April 2018

Awarded the contract for the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program by Luerssen Australia

June 2018

Achieved dual listing status, with our acceptance to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) along with our existing status on the Singapore Exchange (SGX)

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