After 30 years in the heavy engineering and construction industry, Brian Kerman founded Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) in July 1981.
Kerman received the Chemical Project of the Year Award for the Sodium Cyanide Plant project in Kwinana for AGR.
Acquisition and establishment of the Kerman Depot in Kwinana, WA.
Kerman awarded its biggest contract to date being the construction of a storage and handling facility at Esperance Port for $11 million.
The Kerman business moved from a Family Trust Structure to a Company Structure at which time Chris Kerman was appointed Managing Director of Kerman Contracting and the founder of the company Brian Kerman was appointed to the role of Non-Executive Chairman.
Kerman received the Special Commendation CY O’Connor Award for Engineering Excellence (2000 Western Australian Industry & Export Award) for its work on the Esperance Port Iron Ore export facility.
Kerman designed and constructed their new head office building in Applecross. The building was awarded two Royal Australian Institute of Architects (WA Division) awards in 2003 for Commercial Building Design and the Commercial Building Interior.
Kerman received the Bulk Handling Facility of the Year 2006 (Resources and Infrastructure) and the Environmental Project of the Year Awards for their D&C work over 11 years for Esperance Port Authority. Between 1995 and 2006 Kerman had designed and constructed four iron ore export facilities for Esperance Port.
Kerman Contracting acquires 2M Constructs providing additional industry experience, construction personnel and a $94.5 million rail camp project for the Roy Hill mine development.
Award of three $100M projects with a turnover of $232M for the Financial Year 2011/12.
Kerman received its biggest construction contract in the company’s history at CITIC Pacific Mining’s Sino Iron project for the SMP and Electrical Works on AG Mills Lines 3 to 6 ($147M).
Kerman’s annual turnover for the Financial Year 2014/15 increased significantly as further mining services contracts were undertaken in the North West of WA in a competitive and difficult market however during this period, Kerman also successfully constructed a large grain export facility in Port Kembla, NSW.
With the anticipated downturn in the WA mining sector, Kerman appointed a Business Development Director to explore other construction markets and develop a business strategy with a diversified market sector approach.
Kerman enters Lithium/Rare Earth mining sector. Several projects for clients such as Talison Lithium, Tianqi and Albemarle follow.