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Mendi to deliver $15M road construction contract for Adani

21 December 2019

Christmas has come early for Townsville’s Mendi Group which has been awarded a $15 million contract for civil engineering works on Adani’s Carmichael Project.  Carmichael Mine and Rail Project Director David Boshoff said the contract was another example of how Adani was delivering on its promise to create jobs and opportunities for Townsville and regional Queensland.  “Under this contract, Mendi Group will construct a series of new roads and resurface some existing roads in and around the Carmichael Mine site,” Mr Boshoff said.  “Mendi Group is a family-owned business that has a 60-year track-record of building mining and road infrastructure to the highest Australian and international standards.  “The company is a terrific example of the kind of expertise that we have here in regional Queensland in places like Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Toowoomba that we are tapping into to build our mine and rail project.”  Mendi Group Managing Director Jeff Doyle said the contract would require the professional skills of machinery operators and engineers to truck drivers and environmental coordinators.  “We’ll be offering employment and on the job training to more than 30 people for the 10 month construction program,” Mr Doyle said.  “That workforce will be drawn from Townsville, from Charters Towers, Clermont and surrounding towns, many of which will also feel the flow-on effects through the supply of things like food and accommodation.  “So you can see how the Carmichael Project is important not just for our business and our employees, but for the whole of north Queensland - and we’re very proud to be a part of it.”  Mr Boshoff encouraged job seekers and suppliers interested in working on the Carmichael Project to register online.  “New positions and work packages continue to roll out as the construction of the mine and rail infrastructure moves forward each and every day,” he said.  “The qualifications and skills we and our contractors require will change over time as the project transitions from construction to operation, so it’s important people register their interest using the jobs portal on the Adani website.”  The Mendi Group announcement follows Toowoomba-based business Wagners being awarded a $35+ million quarry contract, Martinus being awarded a $100M+ rail laying contract and Decmil receiving a  $40M+ contract to build rail camps. Both the Martinus and Decmil contracts are being delivered from Rockhampton.  The value of contracts awarded for the project to date is well over $500 million.  The regional reach of the project is demonstrated in the operations of the rail camps being out of Collinsville; earthworks and civil works coming from Townsville and Rockhampton; fuel supply from Townsville; telecommunications from Mackay; and rail track laying and rail camp construction from Rockhampton.  (ENDS) Download PDF...

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