BMD scores largest contract to date in Carmichael build
This takes the total value of contracts awarded for the Galilee Basin project to more than $1 billion, according to Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow.
The BMD work package is expected to generate 600 jobs and the company says the majority of the workforce will come from Rockhampton and Townsville.
The engagement of local suppliers and subcontractors would also generate indirect employment through the supply chain and local community, BMD said.
The Carmichael rail project will see about 200km of rail track constructed as well as more than 460 culverts, 17 bridges over waterways,
two road-over-rail bridges, 68 railway crossings and local road upgrades.
Adani says its first rail construction work camp is now complete, while two more are under construction. They will add 1200 beds to accommodate the project workforce, in addition to the 400-plus beds at the mine camp.
BMD’s civil components include the delivery of earthworks, drainage, bridges, rail camp construction and associated road upgrades.
“As people will already know, BMD has operated in North Queensland for more than 25 years, with Townsville forming their regional base for delivery of this contract,” Mr Dow said.
“The civil construction of the rail network is being delivered in two parts – BMD will complete one section and we recently announced Martinus as our other civil rail contract partner.
“Importantly, this work package will deliver approximately 600
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