Toowoomba, Queensland-based Wagners has been announced as the lead contractor to deliver a plus-A$35 million ($23.7 million) quarry operations package for Adani’s Carmichael coal project, in the Australian state.
The contract will see Wagners build and operate the quarry, which will be located about 160 km outside Clermont, and deliver quarry materials for supporting infrastructure on the Carmichael mine and rail projects, such as roads, camps, pads, dams and mine civil works.
Wagners are known for the expertise in developing and operating hard-rock quarries, after commencing quarry operations 25 years ago to support their own pre-mixed concrete business, Adani said.
The announcement comes soon after Martinus was awarded a plus A$100 million rail laying contract and Decmil receiving a plus-A$40 million contract to build rail camps, both being delivered out of Rockhampton.
The development of the first stage 10 Mt/y coal mine at Carmichael, which was given the thumbs up to start construction earlier this year, will see a circa-200 km narrow gauge rail network built that connects to existing rail infrastructure and goes from the mine to the Port of Abbot Point. The initial design capacity of this line is for 40 Mt/y, with the ability to further expand, according to Adani.
Carmichael Project Director, David Boshoff, said: “We have more than A$500 million in contracts now awarded for the Carmichael project and we are reaching out to all corners of the state to help us deliver them.”
He added: “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, rail track laying and rail camp construction is from Rockhampton and many other regional businesses and locations across regional Queensland are also getting involved.”