In 1964 Crib Point Engineering was making farm machinery when BP started the construction of its Crib Point Refinery at our then back door. Crib Point Engineering immediately became the supplier of all engineering hardware and supporter of construction equipment, then after construction came refinery maintenance. This consisted of pumps, valves, lifting equipment, ship to shore gangway design and supply. During this same period boat building was commenced and Crib Point Engineering ran its own work boats in Western Port providing runs for crews, stores, and maintenance to shipping and dredging operations. In the early 1980s Crib Point Engineering developed its first Marine Straddle Carrier starting at 40 tonnes capacity and is now up to 500 tonnes, we have in the pipe line a machine up to 1500 tonnes.