Civmec has achieved a significant milestone in the construction of its purpose-built assembly and maintenance hall in Henderson, Western Australia. The mega structure has been rising from the ground since October last year, when Prime Minister Scott Morrison was onsite to witness the erection of the first steel for the new world-class facility.
Defence Industry Minister Linda Reynolds has announced the appointment of Civmec’s Executive Chairman, James Fitzgerald, to the Board of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC).
With Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in Perth for the first federal election leaders' debate to be held in Western Australia, he took the opportunity to visit Civmec’s Henderson facility and meet and address workers.
The keel for the first of 12 Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) has been completed, representing a significant step forward in the delivery of the SEA 1180 program for the Royal Australian Navy.
Construction is underway on Albemarle’s new lithium hydroxide plant being built in WA’s south-west, near Bunbury. Civmec’s Henderson facility will fabricate and pre-assemble components for on-site plant erection, with site works expected from mid-2019 to March 2021.