CPC Engineering commenced operations from a small office and fabrication workshop in Kambalda. The original owners identified a market niche for mine and plant maintenance and engineering services in and around the Kambalda region, particularly for major client, Western Mining Corporation.
1980 – 1999
CPC steadily expanded its operation to include a machine shop, stainless steel fabrication and a small fleet of mobile cranes, trucks and light vehicles. In addition to process plant work, CPC expanded into underground maintenance and construction. The underground business continued to grow until the late 1990’s when CPC had gained an industry-wide reputation for the design, fabrication, construction and maintenance of mining-related infrastructure projects. The workforce had grown to 35 and the company had acquired a broad range of plant and equipment including underground-registered cranes, trucks, integrated tool carriers, light vehicles and specialised tooling. The company had also built a sandblasting and painting facility which gave CPC a strategic advantage over its competitors.
The demand for CPC’s services grew to such an extent that the company expanded beyond the Western Australian Goldfields and began taking on work from across the state. Within 12 months the company had increased its workforce to 50 and expanded its client base to well over 30 companies.
CPC Engineering undertook a major upgrade program at Kambalda and established two new divisions in Kalgoorlie and Ravensthorpe. At the same time, the company actively pursued key leaders in the fields of engineering, finance and occupational health and safety.
CPC opened its Project Design office in West Perth, as well as a Pilbara Construction and Maintenance division in Port Hedland responding to rapid growth and demand for engineering design and construction services within Western Australia. Both operations work collaboratively with the Kalgoorlie, Kambalda and Ravensthorpe operations to provide their clients with a full scope of engineering services.
The Asset Management division was established to meet the demand for an integrated approach to maintenance and reliability.
The Labour Hire division was established to provide skilled employees for clients for project and shutdown requirements.
2014 – 2018
CPC completed over 20 major contracts, seven for overseas projects. Contracts included scoping studies, feasibility studies, detailed designs, engineering-design-construction and EPCMs.
Defining projects in this period include:
Syrah: Balama Graphite Project – Mozambique
FQML: Enterprise Copper Nickel Project – Zambia
IGO: Nova Nickel Underground Infrastructure
CBH: WA Projects
FMG: Pilbara Projects
Today, CPC employs more than 300 personnel and due to the vertically integrated nature of the company, provides a comprehensive range of in-house services including: