Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions - Maryborough Forge Facility



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  Jatin Patel
  +61 7 3364 0670
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  Locations: QLD Australia
  Project Value: $60m
  Project Status: Inviting Applications
  Project Owner Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions Pty Ltd

Project Details


About the Project


Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM - a joint venture between Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH (RWM) and NIOA) will establish an advanced forging and manufacturing facility in Maryborough, Queensland.


The forging and manufacturing facility will produce artillery shell cases and other munitions-related products for supply to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and for export to allied nations around the world via Rheinmetall’s Global Supply Chain. The ADF - through its supply arrangement with NIOA and Rheinmetall - currently imports artillery shell cases from overseas for use by the Australian Army in both training and military combat. Production from the Maryborough facility will replace imported munitions and will supplement Rheinmetall’s existing munitions manufacturing base to meet demand from customers overseas. Critically, the forging and manufacturing facility will ensure that future munitions supplies to the ADF will be Australian-made and create Australian Industry Capability for current and future munitions programs.


The joint venture will construct a new, high-tech manufacturing plant located on a greenfield site within an existing industrial precinct in Maryborough, Queensland.


The forging and manufacturing facility will create up to 100 direct, long term and highly skilled jobs in the Maryborough and Fraser Coast region.


The project has the support of Federal, State and Local Government.


Timing


The Federal Government has confirmed it will commit $28.5 million towards the forging facility from its Regional Growth Fund following a thorough review of the RNM joint venture’s detailed proposal. Additional commitments from the Queensland Government and cooperation from the Fraser Coast Regional Council have also been confirmed.

Construction is anticipated to commence in the second half of 2019.

Construction of the facility is expected to be completed in 2021. The commissioning process will then commence which will include low rate and initial production. Full rate production is expected to occur in 2022..


About the Proponent


Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions Pty Ltd, is a Joint-Venture between Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GMBH and NIOA Pty Ltd.


Rheinmetall AG, based in Düsseldorf, is an international technology group specialising in security and mobility. In fiscal year 2017, the Group’s Defence subsidiaries generated annual sales of €3,036 million employing some 11,232 dedicated workers.


Established in 1973, NIOA has grown to become Australia’s largest privately-owned supplier of arms and ammunition to the sporting, law enforcement and military markets and prides itself on providing complete system solutions inclusive of through life support to Defence and Law Enforcement customers.


Local Participation Program


The total job creation from the construction and operational phases is estimated to be 452. The facility will require a range of skills and positions, including a General Manager, administration, production line managers, engineers, machinists and CNC operators, workplace health and safety, labourers and apprentices.


The facility will embark on a phased employment campaign commencing in 2020 although a search for a General Manager will commence in 2019.


The facility is committed to maximising opportunities for the Fraser Coast region, and where possible, will procure goods and services locally.


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST OPPORTUNITIES


It is encouraged for suitably qualified local industry interested in supplying to the project to register an expression of interest (EOI) through the ICN Gateway webpage.


  • This is an initial, general EOI submission and work packages currently available to submit an EOI for are listed below.
  • Shortlisted SMEs will be invited for further process.
  • To submit an initial EOI for the work scopes, businesses must have an ICN Gateway company profile. Information on how to register your company on ICN Gateway is detailed below.


It is important that businesses submitting an EOI are aware that their submission does not guarantee that they will progress further in the procurement process. Only businesses that can demonstrate capability and capacity in accordance with Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions Pty Ltd. standards will be invited to pre-qualify for specific opportunities. 


ICN Gateway company registration

  • Your company summary and company description are used to assess your ability to complete projects when you lodge an EOI- please ensure that your company invests the time and energy required to represent your company in the most effective manner possible.


FURTHER ASSISTANCE


ICN Queensland


Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions strongly encourages suppliers to contact ICN in the first instance to gain an understanding of the EOI process and development programs, such as their ICN Gateway Profile Improvement workshops. 


Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions


Please send your enquiries to maryborough@nioa.com.au

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Work Packages


To submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the work package scope you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

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Construction Subcontracting Opportunities29 Oct 1913 Dec 19 
RNM seeks expressions of interest from appropriately skilled, qualified, and experienced subcontracting companies for the trades and services related to the Construction of the Maryborough Forge Facility. If you submit EOI for this work package, your information will be passed to the shortlisted Head Contractors for review; the head contractor may then contact you to request any more information required during the Tender process.
General Expression of Interest5 Apr 1931 Dec 19 
Please express interest in general if you are interested to supply/contract to this project.
Head Contractor (Traditional Lump Sum Procurement)22 Oct 1915 Nov 19 
Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Head Contractor under a Traditional Lump Sum Procurement process for the proposed Maryborough Forging & Manufacturing Facility.
Multidisciplinary Consultants5 Apr 1915 Apr 19 
Express interest for consulting opportunities on this project. Various disciplines will be visible when answering the EOI questions.