Australian Air Force Chief Inspects CCB Envico’s Work
Upon the completion of the Chemring Countermeasures Facility, a $30 Million project in Lara, 55km southwest of Melbourne, CCB Envico were honoured to have the Chief of Air Force, AM Geoff Brown and Head of Explosives Ordinance division, Mr Anthony Klenthis inspect their work on 26th July with Chemring’s Managing Director, Michael Flowers.
The site has previously been visited by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Senator Kim Carr and the Premier of Victoria the Hon John Brumby to announce the grant provided under the Geelong Innovation and industry Fund, supporting Chemring’s development of a countermeasures manufacturing facility that led to CCB Envico’s involvement in the expansion project.
CCB’s role as Head Contractor involved the expansion of the existing facility for the manufacture of countermeasure flares for aircraft. This included a 1500m2 blast-resistant building comprised of extremely large concrete structures, the construction of which drew on CCB Envico’s experience in the water industry. CCB’s scope involved a significant design and construct component where the brief was not yet fully defined.
Chemring Australia is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality energetic materials and products for the Defence and Marine safety markets. Their products include munitions, pyrotechnics, countermeasures, explosive ordinance disposal and counter IED solutions for military, law enforcement, industry and safety customers. Chemring maintain design, development, manufacture, testing and evaluation and support capabilities at this facility at Lara.
This has been a landmark project for CCB Envico and has proved their experience goes beyond the water treatment sector, to complex process facilities. It has been a highlight in CCB’s experience and the success of the project indicates their readiness to tackle more sophisticated designs and new sectors of industry within Australia and beyond.