Bowen business delivers $15m rail yard
The work for Adani’s Bowen Rail Company is linked to the Carmichael coal mine and rail project, where first coal exports are expected this year.
Bowen Rail Company chief executive officer Trista Brohier said partnering with Hillery was another example of how the group was delivering on its promises of jobs and work packages for the Whitsunday region.
She said clearing and earthworks were well progressed in the Bowen rail yard’s delivery.
“We launched the Bowen Rail company in August last year, and we have been enthusiastically working behind the scenes since then to establish our business for operations,” Ms Brohier said.
“We’ve been busy setting up our systems, team and infrastructure, and we’re looking forward to sharing our ongoing progress with our fellow community members as we work towards running trains with our first customer’s coal product from the Carmichael mine later this year.”
The rail yard will be an important part of the business’ long term operating plan but is not required for the company to commence those rail operations.
Hillery Group specialises in civil construction and plant hire as well as operating four local quarries.
Chief executive officer Luke Hillery said the Bowen Rail Company project was a big win for his business and the community.
“We’re really proud to have been given the opportunity to deliver this critical piece of infrastructure for Bowen Rail,” Mr Hillery said.
“We see the value that this business will bring to our region for the long term, and it’s great to be one of the first cabs off the rank to win a big contract of this nature.”
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