Image Source: Adani Carmichael Coal Mine
Whilst construction of the mine and rail is still underway Adani last week announced it has already delivered on its commitments to Queensland, by employing more than 1,500 people and awarding more than AUD 1.5 billion in contracts on the Carmichael mine and rail Project. With construction set to continue through into 2021 Adani expect that the number of people employed will now well and truly exceed 1,500 direct jobs. Adani Mining CEO David Boshoff said “We are proud to have made good on our promises to Queensland, and especially regional Queensland. We’ve created more than 1,500 jobs and signed more than AUD 1.5 billion in contracts”
Mr Boshoff added “The Stop Adani movement said our project would never go ahead and would never create a single job. We have proved our opponents wrong.”
The rail camp operations are based in Collinsville; earthworks and civil works contractors are from Townsville and Rockhampton; fuel supply from Townsville; telecommunications from Mackay; rail track laying and rail camp construction from Rockhampton, and quarry contracts going to Toowoomba.
The construction of the Carmichael Project has been underway in earnest since approvals were obtained in June last year and the project is on track to produce coal in 2021.