Kerman awarded contract for Kwinana Fertiliser Blending Plant

Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) has been awarded a Design & Construction contract to build a Fertiliser Blending Plant for CSBP Fertilisers Limited at their Kwinana operations.

Works associated with the project  include detailed engineering design, modifications to the existing building, civil and concrete works to accommodate new machinery, the supply, manufacture and installation of hoppers, belt  feeders, conveyors, elevator and articulated loading spout and includes all the associated electrical and control systems.

Expected completion of the project is late December 2017.

Design and Construct Contract at Tianqi’s Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant

Kerman Contracting has been awarded a Design and Construction contract by Tianqi and MSPE. The works are associated with a major product receival shed and by-product distribution (TAS) building at Tianqi’s new Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant in Kwinana, WA. Specifically the works include the design development and construction of the Spodumene, Limestone and TAS  buildings superstructure to achieve a minimum design life of 25 years, including authorities’ approvals, roller doors, doors, bollards, barriers, electrical, communications, lighting, hydraulics (water and waste), security, mechanical ventilation and fire system plus modelling. Kerman anticipates completing the works in the first quarter of 2018.

This project builds on Kerman’s longstanding expertise in the design and construction of process plants and industrial infrastructure facilities across Australia.

$8.5M Contract for Fremantle Port Container Park

Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) has been awarded a Design & Construction project to build a container park for Australian Container Freight Services (ACFS) at their Rous Head Fremantle site. Works associated with the 6 Hectare site include detailed engineering design, bulk earthwork and drainage, heavy duty concrete and asphalt pavements, office, washbay, survey pad, repair bay, electrical power and site lighting, landscaping and site fencing.

This competitive tender awarded to Kerman will be the first it has undertaken for ACFS. It further cements Kerman’s drive to focus on non- resource related infrastructure and agriculture projects post the WA mining boom.

This project also continues one of Kerman’s core activities being the design & construction of key infrastructure projects at port locations around Australia.

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Kerman Continues its Work at Sino

Kerman is continuing its long association with CITIC Pacific Mining Management (CPMM) on their Sino Iron Project in Karratha, Western Australia. Kerman is currently carrying out shutdown and general mechanical, piping and structural maintenance for all six Autogenous Grinding Mill Circuits (AG Mill).

Between July 2014 and December 2015, Kerman carried out the SMP construction of AG Mills lines 3 to 6. Since the completion of the SMP contract, Kerman have been providing maintenance services focussed around the AG Mill circuits. Over the past 15 months, Kerman’s maintenance team has steadily built up and now has numbers in excess of 130 personnel. Managing Director Chris Kerman added, “We have been on the Sino site for over five years and over this time have formed a strong relationship with CPMM’s senior management, construction and operations teams.  Kerman looks forward to continuing to support CPMM on this world class project.”

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Kerman Awarded $6M Contract by Blue Lake Milling

Kerman Contracting has been awarded a Design and Construct project to build the Forrestfield Oat Mill for Blue Lake Milling Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of the CBH Group) at its Metro Grain Centre in Forrestfield, Western Australia. The works include detailed engineering design, a new process building attached to an existing refurbished process building previously constructed by Kerman, a new warehouse, upgraded control room and offices, deconstruction of redundant structures and silos, provision of new silos and bins, provision of new container loading conveyors, revised site drainage and pavements. The award of this project continues a long standing and successful relationship between CBH and Kerman.

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Learn more about Kerman’s extensive project experience in the agriculture sector.

Federal Safety Accreditation

Recently Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) received its Federal Safety Accreditation by the Australian Federal Safety Commissioner.

The accreditation certifies that Kerman meets the requirements of the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme.


Successfully Completed – Civil and Concrete Project on Sino Iron’s Mine Site

At the end of October 2015 Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) successfully completed its first major civil and concrete project for CITIC Pacific Mining.

The scope of works included the supply and construction of civil and concrete works associated with processing lines 3 to 6 on the Sino Iron project at Cape Preston, WA. In more detail the works comprised complex concrete works for main structures, such as 24 large pedestals, four E-house buildings (600m3 each), numerous ground slabs, eight suspended floors (400m3 each), concrete infill for steel columns and micropiles.

Since commencement of the site works in October 2013, Kerman poured approx. 22,000m3 of concrete and installed a total of 2,000 tonnes of reinforcement. These final quantities represent a 35 per cent increase in scope which was added to the original contract during the project duration. “We can proudly say that the civil and concrete works project has been LTI free for the whole project duration of 25 months and a total of 132,000 man hours,” stated Chris Kerman, Managing Director from Kerman Contracting.

All works were completed safely, one month ahead of schedule, within budget and to the full satisfaction of Kerman’s client Sino Iron Pty Ltd.

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Successfully Completed – Over $150M Worth of Work

Kerman has recently successfully completed four of its projects being:

  • Sirius Resources Nova Village at Fraser Range, WA
    (Value $23M);
  • Roy Hill Sample Preparation Laboratory Mine at Roy Hill Mine Site, WA
    (Value $9M);
  • Area C Integrated MEM Facilities Upgrade at Area C Mine Site, WA
    (Value $40M);
  • Yarnima Power Station SMP Completion Work located in Newman, WA.
    (Value $86M cost reimbursable).

James Rowdon – New Business Development Director

Recently James Rowdon has joined Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) as their new Business Development Director.

James has a wealth of industry knowledge in the business development arena having worked with Ausco for 13 years and more recently Georgiou for over two years.

“We aim to continue to be a successful and sustainable business in today’s challenging climate,” explained Managing Director Chris Kerman. “We are confident that we found in James the right person to help with the growth of our business diversification.”

OHS Management System certified to AS 4801

Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) is pleased to announce they have recently received certification for their Occupation Health and Safety Management System, externally audited by SAI Global. This certification verifies that Kerman operates with an occupational health and safety management system which complies with the requirements of AS/NZS 4801:2001.

The overall aim of the system is to support the achievement of the highest levels of health and safety performance through systematic elimination of workplace risks. This is designed to lead to a reduction in workplace illness and injury and meet all legal requirements.