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Adani awards $100m contract for Carmichael rail project


Posted by Monica Gameng

Adani has awarded a new $100 million contract to Martinus Rail for the delivery of a rail link that will connect Adani’s mine in central Queensland to Abbot Point Port north of Bowen.

“We are a proud Australian-founded and operated company and we’ve always been highly focused on ensuring the work we deliver is resourced through regional areas that need it most, and are also often highly-skilled to deliver it.

“Adani’s commitments to regional jobs for Queensland is a good fit for our business, and we’re pleased to partner with a company like Adani that understands the importance of supporting regional communities, while also upholding the highest standards of project delivery across environmental and safety conditions,” Martinus Rail Managing Director Treaven Martinus said.

For this project, Martinus Rail is going to be operating from Adani’s recently opened Rockhampton Business Centre. Adani opened the business centre to ensure that Rockhampton and surrounding regions’ businesses and people are prioritised for participation in the delivery of the Carmichael mine and rail projects.

In addition to becoming a base for contractors, the Rockhampton Business Centre is also going to be utilised for training sessions as well as meet the buyer sessions, recruitment interviews and staff induction programs.

To date, approximately $450 million worth of contracts have been awarded for the Carmichael Project and majority has been awarded to regional Queensland areas.

“We have always promised Queenslanders that we will deliver jobs and economic benefits for the regions, and it’s a great feeling that we are now able to convert the promises into actions that are producing outcomes for regional communities.

“Since receiving our approvals we have not wasted a moment. Construction on the Carmichael mine and rail project is well and truly underway onsite, and our big contracts are now also lined up as we ramp up activity,” Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow said.

Regional Queensland businesses and job seekers are encouraged to register their interest or apply online, through Adani’s website.

“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.

“We are keen to get as many Rockhampton workers and businesses on the project as possible, and with work packages and jobs being updates on a weekly basis, now is the time to get involved,” Mr Dow said.

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Source: Adani Australia; The Sydney Morning Herald; The Age; Australian Mining; Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly; 7News.com.au

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.