Civmec achieved a significant milestone in the construction of its purpose-built assembly and maintenance hall in Henderson, WA.
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 facility.
When complete, the facility will deliver a new resource to the Australian maritime landscape and significantly enhancing the
capability of Civmec’s existing facilities available at the Australian Marine Complex.
The 53,000 square metre, 18-storey high facility will be the largest undercover modularisation and maintenance facility in Australia, with the capacity to house large vessels, including complete Air Warfare Destroyers, Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels for construction or maintenance, as well as large integrated modules for the Oil & Gas and Metals & Minerals sectors.
The building now stands 70 metres high, with the recent addition of the 27 metre high bay structure which sits atop the expansive main roof. The 600 tonne structure, with a length of 130 metres and width of 40 metres, was securely lifted using hydraulic strand jacks and placed with a just 20mm clearance point in several areas.