Civmec chief executive Pat Tallon. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Civmec to buy NSW defence business

Henderson-based engineering firm Civmec has moved to gain a foothold in the east coast defence shipbuilding industry by striking an agreement to purchase the projects division of private company Forgacs Engineering.

Singapore-listed Civmec and the NSW-based target have inked a preliminary sales agreement, with the deal to create a specialist engineering company skilled at building and maintaining defence equipment.

The proposed acquisition includes a 17-hectare, purpose-built ship building site at Tomago, 14 kilometres from the Port of Newcastle, where the ice breaker Aurora Australis, HMAS Tobruk and hull sections of Collins class submarines were built.


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