Jun 02, 2020

Adani awards new $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Adani awards new $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Rockhampton-based business Stresscrete has won a $9 million-plus contract to manufacture girders and supply concrete box culverts for Adani’s Carmichael rail project.

Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said providing jobs and helping to support an economic boost for regional communities was now more important than ever.

“We’re very pleased to be able to add Stresscrete to our list of Rockhampton-based contractors during what is a very difficult time for everyone,” Mr Dow said.

“This Stresscrete contract will provide a significant injection into the local economy and it’s not just the direct jobs that are important, but the indirect jobs that are supported as a result of these sorts of contracts and the broader impact such work has on regional communities and families.”

It follows the award in April of a $220 million-plus contract to Australian rail company Martinus for civil works on the Carmichael coal rail network.

That contract involves 86km of rail formation works, a road over rail bridge, nine waterway bridges, more than 200 culverts and 35 rail crossings.

It followed a $100 million contract Martinus won in October 2019 for the track works component to deliver about 210km of narrow-gauge rail from the Carmichael mine to existing rail infrastructure.

Adani says the latest rail contract will see Stresscrete produce girders locally to be used throughout the rail corridor for the bridges that will be built over permanent waterways.

Stresscrete owner Craig Zinn said contracts like this were important to support the broader Rockhampton community, especially in light of COVID-19.

Stresscrete

We’re very pleased to announce that Rockhampton-based business Stresscrete has been awarded a $9million+ contract to provide crucial works for the Carmichael Rail Network.At a time when our country is facing some of its toughest challenges, we’re determined to deliver on our commitments of jobs and opportunities and we remain on track to create more than 1500 direct jobs during the construction and ramp up of our project and some further 6,750 indirect jobs. All of our employees, contractors and suppliers are carrying out work in line with Queensland Health and the Federal Government COVID-19 restrictions, in order to keep our people, their families and the community safe. Link to full media release in the comments below.

Posted by Adani Australia on Monday, 1 June 2020
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