Civmec announces major resources engineering contracts

Engineering group Civmec has announced $100 million worth of manufacturing, construction and maintenance orders for fabrications for Western Australian mining infrastructure.

The company has been awarded three new contracts for the proposed Albemarle Lithium Kemerton expansion project in WA (pictured).

Civmec will fabricate 25 carbon steel tanks for the project which will be fabricated, assembled and welded in the company’s Henderson facility south of Perth before being delivered to the Kemerton site during 2023.

Following the successful delivery of Stage 1 civil works at Kemerton Civmec has been awarded a contract for detailed earthworks and concrete works at the site which will require 25,000 cubic metres of concrete – employing 200 people at its peak.

A third work package was awarded by contractor Matseo with Civmec manufacturing eight kilns for the project, ranging in length from 33 to 56 metres long and four metres in diameter.

Civmec CEO Patrick Tallon said: “These contracts are for the fifth lithium project that we have been involved in, demonstrating how we are making a positive contribution to decarbonise the world’s energy supplies.”

The kilns have a total weight of 900 tonnes.

Civmec, a diverse engineering group also including marine and defence construction, has also secured two work packages for Fortescue Metals Group.

The first is for the fabrication of loose and modularised structures for a dry rejects extension facility compromising 300 tonnes of structural steel, conveyor modules and plate work for FMG’s joint venture Iron Bridge Magnetite project.

Manufacturing will take place at Henderson and at Civmec’s Newcastle, NSW facilities.

The second package is for the fabrication and supply of a process water tank for Fortescue’s Cloudbreak operations, also in WA.

Civmec also announced maintenance contracts, including the company’s refineries and smelters division which has been awarded its largest single order from existing client Queensland Aluminium.

Picture: Albemarle Lithium project

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