“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 $(AUS)1.5 billion in contracts,” Boshoff said.
“The Stop Adani movement said our project would never go ahead and would never create a single job. We have proved our opponents wrong,” he said in a statement. Thefirm last year won the approval to produce 60 million tonnes of thermal coal annually from the Carmichael mine.
The Carmichael rail network, that is built at the cost of $350 million, will construct about 200 kms of rail track to transfer of coal from the Carmichael mine to the Port of Abbot Point.
“As we work with smaller, private, and Queensland-based contractors and suppliers, we have been able to keep working through the Covid-19 pandemic with appropriate measures in place. “More than 88 per cent of our contracts are being delivered in Queensland and have been spread across all corners of the state to give as many regions as possible the opportunity to benefit from our project, while also enabling us to tap into the highly-skilled construction and resources industry workforce that Queensland possesses,” Boshoff said.
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 are going to Toowoomba.
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