Marine & Defence
Our ability to provide the Marine & Defence sector with a fully integrated service offering, for the repair, maintenance and construction of naval and commercial vessels and the provision of Defence Estate works, is underpinned by our multi-disciplinary capabilities and specialised waterfront facilities.
Our facility in Western Australia is located within the Australian Marine Complex (AMC), the Southern Hemisphere’s premier integrated marine industrial precinct, providing protected deep water harbours and extensive multi-user loadout facilities. Our new assembly hall is one of the most efficient and innovative in the world, delivering a world-class resource to the Australian maritime landscape and significantly enhancing the capability available at the AMC.
The 53,000m2 (usable floor area), purpose-built hall is the largest undercover modularisation and maintenance facility in Australia. With significant crane capacity of 400 tonnes at a height of 40 metres, and 20 tonnes at a height of 60 metres, the centre bay of the main assembly hall has an internal length of 187 metres and stands 70 metres high. The door clearance is 42 metres wide and over 60 metres high, enabling the bay to accommodate large vessels including complete Air Warfare Destroyers and Frigates.
Our west coast facility, together with our shipyard on the east coast, situated on the Hunter River near the Port of Newcastle and incorporating 535 metres of river frontage and two ship basins, enables us to provide a significant Marine & Defence service offering, both nationally and, ultimately, internationally.
Vessel Construction, Repair & Maintenance
We provide a comprehensive service for the construction, repair and maintenance of vessels of any size, with our integrated, self-performance capability including heavy engineering, modularisation, specialised surface treatment and industrial insulation.
Defence Estate Works
As an integrated, multi-disciplinary construction and engineering services provider, we can also support the delivery of Defence Estate projects, including new construction projects and facilities upgrade and maintenance works aimed at restoring or sustaining capability of existing facilities and infrastructure.
Australian Maritime Shipbuilding and Export Group
Civmec partnered with Luerssen in 2018 to form the company, Australian Maritime Shipbuilding and Export Group (AMSEG). It combines our specialist steel manufacturing capability and infrastructure with the shipbuilding and design expertise of Luerssen, to develop a new world-class sovereign shipbuilding capability for Australia.
AMSEG is chaired by former Chief of the Royal Australian Navy and former Chairman of ASC Shipbuilding, Vice Admiral (retired) Chris Ritchie.
Building on our History
In 2016, Civmec acquired the Forgacs name and their land and assets in Tomago, New South Wales. At the time, Forgacs was the largest privately owned shipbuilding company in Australia. The company and its predecessor, Carrington Slipways, built more than 100 ships of various sizes, from Sydney Harbour ferries through to ships such as the Aurora Australis (Australia's Ice Breaker) and even modules for the Collins class submarine.