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Kwinana Plant celebrating 60 Years

Posted By Steel Mains  
09:07 AM

Steel Mains Kwinana Plant is celebrating 60 years of operation this year.

The current manufacturing operations in Kwinana continues over 120 years of pipe manufacturing history in Western Australia servicing the Water Industry and supporting community growth through access to critical locally manufactured water infrastructure.

Original pipe making site based in Falkirk Park Estate (near Maylands Railway station) – then Mephan Ferguson's Pipe Works – operated from late 1890s to early 1900 and our plant at Salvado Rd Subiaco from 1920s to mid-1980s (formerly Humes Steel Pipe).  Water pipe manufacturing was consolidated to the current Kwinana site when the Subiaco site closed.

Established in 1960, the Kwinana pipe plant was open by then Premier (Sir) David Brand.  Gas pipe manufacturing capability was established in the 1970’s to complete the Dampier Perth pipeline along with other major projects for Gas and Fuel Corporation in Victoria and Pipeline Authority of SA.  Gas pipe manufacturing ceased on site in early 1990s.

Water pipe manufacturing at Kwinana has supported the completion of many major water infrastructure projects over recent years including - Stirling to Harvey Trunkmain, section replacements of the original Perth to Kalgoorlie pipeline, Perth Desalination 1 and 2, Marandoo (Rio Tinto), multiple metro-Water Corp pipelines for WA, BHP-Roxby SA, 90km for Broken Hill for NSW and over 75km for Abu Dhabi, UAE.  These being but a portion of the many thousands of kilometres produced in WA over the years to support growth of Western Australia and the evolution of the Australian water industry.

Steel Mains is proud to continue its long history as a West Australian manufacturer and our role in supporting the world class water infrastructure supporting the West Australian industry and community.

To maintain our world class manufacturing facility and state of the art manufacturing, Steel Mains has completed a number of major upgrades to the current Kwinana facility over the years to ensure that its world class technology and plant will continue to support WA and the rest of Australia for many decades to come.

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