Adani contract announcements top $700 million in a win for regional communities
30 January 2020
Jobs and business opportunities are flowing to regional Queenslanders with nearly three quarters of a billion dollars worth of contracts signed to date for the construction of Adani’s Carmichael mine and rail project. Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow said the value of contracts awarded was reflected in the volume of work and progress that had been made on construction since the final approvals were received in June 2019. “We have been busy getting on with the job of delivering our mine and rail project for the benefit of all Queenslanders and in particular people in regional Queensland,” Mr Dow said. “The mine and rail construction sites are a hive of activity. Our contractors are expanding our worker’s accommodation villages and building new ones, assembling equipment, building roads and dams, doing earthworks and delivering our environmental management systems among other things.” Despite the arrival of the wet season, construction is progressing to schedule and there are more than 200 workers on site at any given time, supported by staff in Adani Mining headquarters in Townsville, our Rockhampton Business Centre and Adani Australia office in Brisbane. The on-site workforce will increase significantly over the coming weeks when construction of our three temporary rail accommodation camps are completed, adding a further 1,200 beds. We remain on track to deliver 1,500 direct jobs during the construction and ramp up phase of our Mine and Rail Project. The build and delivery of heavy machinery is also progressing, with Adani’s first 600 tonne mining excavator now complete and ready to get to work. The excavator was built on-site over an eight week period, while the first of more than two dozen trucks will soon begin the 300km journey from Mackay assembly yards to site. To date, we have announced contracts for Martinus Rail and Decmil on the Carmichael rail project, who are delivering $100M and $40M contracts from Rockhampton respectively. Townsville’s Mendi Group has also recently been awarded a $15M contract for civil engineering works, while Wagners is delivering a $35M contract to build and operate the quarry which will provide materials for supporting infrastructure. “The operations of the rail camps will be based in Collinsville, earthworks and civil works are coming from Townsville and Rockhampton, fuel supply is from Townsville, telecommunications is from Mackay, pre-strip mining, rail track laying and rail camp construction is from Rockhampton and many other regional businesses and locations across regional Queensland are also benefiting from the Carmichael project.” Mr Dow said anyone interested in working with Adani or our contractors on the Carmichael Project can register their interest online. “We strongly encourage jobseekers and suppliers to register their details on Adani’s website at - https://www.adaniaustralia.com/Work-With-Us,” he said. “Through our employment and supplier portals people can also see Adani’s, and our contractors’, jobs and work packages being advertised as we progress with delivery of the Carmichael Project.” (ENDS) Download PDF...