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Civmec substantially complete at Perth Stadium project

14 October 2016 in General News, Uncategorized Posted by



Civmec reached another major milestone on the Perth Stadium project, which sees Civmec’s works substantially complete.

Having already successfully completed both the structural frame and installation of the precast seating platforms, Civmec has today achieved the significant milestone with the installation of the final one of 50 roof trusses.

With this milestone complete Civmec has minimal scope works outstanding, and expects all works to be fully complete by mid-November 2016.

To view the full media release, please click here.

14 October 2016 in General News, 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 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 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

Sedgman Civmec JV awarded major contract

25 September 2015 in General News Posted by

Civmec, in a joint venture with Sedgman Limited, has been awarded a contract by BHP Billiton Iron Ore (BHPBIO) for civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and commissioning works at the Jimblebar mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning works, which comprise of the installation of a new primary crusher and additional conveying capacity, will commence immediately with approximately 270 personnel employed on the project at its peak.

Pat Tallon, Chief Executive Officer of Civmec, said, “Following a well-structured and comprehensive tendering process we are delighted to have secured the award of this important contract. The joint venture is very focused on ensuring we safely deliver this package of work effectively and use this opportunity to further demonstrate our combined capabilities to BHPBIO.”

“Having built a strong relationship with Sedgman over the past three years through our successful delivery of projects together, we know that our likeminded cultures and ethics will provide innovative solutions to the metals and minerals sector now and in the future. We feel this award highlights the client’s confidence in our collective service offering and, in particular, our expertise in civil works and structural, mechanical and piping work (SMP).”

The SCJV is a 50:50 unincorporated joint venture between Civmec Construction and Engineering Pty Ltd and Sedgman Limited.



25 September 2015 in General News Posted by

Civmec plays key role in Perth Stadium

7 July 2015 in General News Posted by

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Civmec were featured on the Channel 9 News (July 6) for their involvement in Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure Pty Ltd’s major project – the new Perth Stadium.

Civmec is currently delivering the Perth Stadium Steelwork Package contract, which involves the fabrication and site erection of steelwork on the stadium.

To see the full news piece, click here.

7 July 2015 in General News Posted by

Two prestigious awards won in June

30 June 2015 in General News Posted by


At two recent industry award shows, Civmec took home ‘Company of the Year’ along with an award for Civtrac, Civmec’s in-house developed tracking and planning management system.

Subsea Energy Australia (SEA) awarded Civmec ‘Company of the Year’ at a ceremony held in Perth on 18 June 2015. The award recognises outstanding company performance across all aspects of business operations.

Commenting on the accolade, the SEA panel said, “Civmec’s financial performance over the last four years demonstrates a company with vision, enthusiasm and drive. Civmec scored well in all award categories and adhered to industry best practices. SEA is pleased to recognise this home-grown excellence through the ‘Company of the Year’ award.”

Just a week earlier in Singapore, Civmec received the Heavy Civil Construction Award at the Singapore Business Review Listed Companies Awards 2015. These awards celebrate project innovation by listed and international firms.

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Civmec received the award in recognition of Civtrac, which utilises bar codes and real-time analysis to track materials from start to finish. The unique system also improves planning and resource allocation while reducing labour and material waste.

Tim Charlton, editor-in-chief and publisher of Singapore Business Review, remarked, “This is a night of winners as we celebrate ground-breaking projects and trailblazing innovations.”

Civmec’s CEO Pat Tallon was delighted with the recent results, which highlight the hard work and dedication of the Civmec team.

30 June 2015 in General News Posted by

Civmec’s order book expands with several significant contract awards

2 June 2015 in General News Posted by

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Civmec has been awarded $68 million of new projects for Rio Tinto, Sedgman, GE Oil & Gas and FMC Technologies, while the scope on existing contracts for the new Perth Stadium and Roy Hill has been increased.

Commenting on the new contracts, Civmec CEO Pat Tallon said, “We are delighted to announce these new awards with existing clients and feel this highlights a satisfaction in the market for our service offering.”

Mining giant Rio Tinto awarded Civmec a vertical package to deliver a new fuel facility located between Rio Tinto’s Brockman 2 and Brockman 4 mines in the Pilbara. The package involves fabrication, civil works, SMP (structural, mechanical and piping) installation and electrical. Work will commence immediately with an expected completion date of September 2015, involving up to 90 employees at its peak.

Civmec will be undertaking structural, mechanical, platework and piping installation works on a new filtration plant at Alcoa’s Kwinana operations for Sedgman. The project will involve peak manning of 140 workers building and installing tanks and filter equipment including six filter presses, each weighing in excess of 135 tonnes. Work is commencing immediately, with completion scheduled for November 2015.

On behalf of GE Oil & Gas, Civmec will be fabricating and testing Gorgon’s new 34 inch Subsea Pig Launcher/Receiver (SSPLR) in two stages. Stage 1 works will commence immediately and involve the fabrication of a 34 inch barrel for a Subsea Pig Receiver from supplied materials, with the complete structure weighing 104 tonnes. Completion of Stage 1 is scheduled for November 2015. Fabrication of a 6 inch kicker header, testing of the SSPLR and retro fitting will be carried out at a later date as part of Stage 2 works.

Civmec will immediately commence work on behalf of FMC Technologies for the fabrication, surface treatment and testing of a production manifold. The manifold is designed for installation at the Persephone Project, located on Australia’s North West Shelf and is scheduled for completion by March 2016.

Following on from Civmec’s major contract award of the fabrication and erection of steelwork for the structure and roof of the new Perth Stadium, Brookfield Multiplex has selected Civmec to supply and install approx. 5,300 tonnes of precast concrete units for the new Perth Stadium. Work on the project will commence in July 2015, with completion due by May 2016.

Civmec will be carrying out bulk earthworks and trenching on behalf of SCT (Samsung C&T) at the Roy Hill iron ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The project includes excavation and backfilling of more than 36km of trenching, installation of conduits and cable into trenches, and provision of other electrical services. Work on the project will commence immediately, with completion scheduled for mid-2015.

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