Decmil scores $40m-plus Adani rail network contracts
The company’s Queensland business unit has been awarded a $40 million contract to design and construct three 400-bed temporary accommodation camps for construction workers on the Carmichael Rail Network project.
The second package awarded was an initial $1.4 million early contractor services (ECS) contract to scope the bulk earthworks required along the primary freight route.
“Should the ECS be successfully completed, it is anticipated that Decmil will enter into contract for the construction works,” the company said in an announcement to the ASX today.
Work is expected to begin immediately on both packages.
The Decmil contracts follow news last month that Australian firm Martinus Rail will act as rail-laying contractor and will operate out of a Rockhampton base.
Adani Mining said today that Decmil’s work would also be delivered from Adani’s new Rockhampton office.
“This contract means more jobs and economic activity for Rockhampton and regional Queensland,” Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said.
“The Decmil team will move in to our Rockhampton office along with Martinus, our track laying contractor.
“This announcement brings the total value of contracts awarded for the Carmichael project to date to more than $500 million.
“The operations of the rail camps will be based in Collinsville, earthworks and civil works are coming from Townsville and Rockhampton, fuel supply is from Townsville, telecommunications is from Mackay, and many other regional businesses across regional Queensland are also getting involved”
Mr Dow said people and businesses interested in working on the Carmichael project could register their interest online. (Visit https://www.adaniaustralia.com/work-with-us )
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