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Thiess Degremont JV on new Desalination Plant

Supplier: NEPEAN By: Maghan Holmes
22 October, 2010

NEPEAN Engineering was recently selected by Thiess Degremont to fabricate 240 tonnes of structural steel work for the Victorian Desalination Plant on the Mornington Peninsula.

NEPEAN Engineering was selected over several Victorian based fabrication with Thiess Degremont stating that is was NEPEAN Engineering's superior capabitliy in the form of its structural steel Beamline and its ability to meet what is a very challenging fabrication that differnetiated NEPEAN from its competitors.

The 240 tonnes will be fabricated over the next 3-6 weeks and will also utilize Graham Group's galvanising services at Yagoona. Graham Group is a member of the Nepean Group companies.

During a recent site aduit, the Thiess Degremont representative was very pleased with the high quality of workmanship that he was seeing on this project and that, based on its capability and performance date, Nepean Engineering would be highly favoured to be awarded additional work for the Desalination Plant including an additional 240 tonne parcel which will be awarded before end of October 2010.

The involvement in the Desalination project provides an opportunity for NEPEAN Engineering to further penetrate into the Victorian market and develop the trading relationship with a major structural client, like Thiess.

The Beamling represents a $2-3 million dollar investment and was commissioned in January 2009.It is a multifunctional kit providing automated plasma, drilling, cutting, bevelling, slotting and notching capability which has substantially increased the group's productivity and efficiencies in structural steel fabrication. It is a leading point of competitive advantage for Nepean Engineering over its competitors.

This is a fantastic endorsement for NEPEAN Engineering's continued investment in state of the art technology and its ability to take on and successfully overcome structural steel challenges for key clients like Thiess.