Forgacs acquired by Civmec
Western Australian based Civmec 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.
Whilst the agreement provides a more certain future for the Tomago site, Forgacs’ Hexham and Gladstone operations were not part the sale and face closure.
The purpose-built shipyard at Tomago is on a 22.7 hectare site and includes 535 metres of river frontage with two ship basins.
Civmec will develop the Tomago site to operate as a multidisciplinary 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.”