Our Story

Our Story

CPC Engineering is a privately owned company that was established in Kambalda in 1970 to provide engineering design, construction and maintenance services to the minerals resource sector.

Much has happened at CPC over the past 50 years

Our growth and success can be attributed to the development of long-standing relationships with our clients which are based on trust and respect. We work hard to gain a strong understanding of our client’s priorities and challenges in order to deliver bespoke, practical and cost-effective solutions to meet their specific requirements.

We are proud of what we have achieved over the last 50 years and continue to develop and grow in order to support our clients in gaining the most value from their projects. 

Delivery of bespoke, practical and cost-effective solutions.

Our journey over the last 50 years

1970

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.

Early 2000s

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.

2006

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.

2011

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

2013

The Asset Management division was established to meet the demand for an integrated approach to maintenance and reliability.

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

2019 – 2020

Repeat business and contracts including scoping studies, feasibility studies, detailed designs, engineering-design-construction and EPCMs define this period. Clients appreciated our unique service offering to engineer, construct and maintain particularly in brownfield operations. Projects include: FQML: Cobra Panama CBH: Through-put upgrades and shut-downs Pilbara: Shut-downs and iron ore projects Evolution: Lake Cowal Tailing Leach facility AngloGold Ashanti: Boston Shaker underground development St. Barbara: Gwalia Paste Aggregate Fill project BHP Nickel West: various projects