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Adani awards A$350M contract for rail network at Australian coal project

Adani Enterprises Ltd. awarded BMD Group Pty. Ltd. with a contract of over A$350 million to deliver civil works for the construction of a rail network at the Carmichael coal project in Queensland, Australia.

The contract includes the delivery of earthworks, drainage, bridges, rail camp construction and associated road upgrades. The work package is expected to generate about 600 jobs, according to a June 4 release.

Adani said the civil construction of the railway will be delivered in two parts, with BMD completing one section. The company said it appointed Martinus Rail Pty. Ltd. as its other civil rail contract partner. Strict measures will be in place to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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Adani said the construction contract, the largest it has signed for Carmichael, brought the total value of project-related contracts awarded to over A$1 billion.

The rail project will consist of about 200 kilometers of rail track comprising 26,417 tonnes of steel and 319,000 sleepers supplied by Australian companies. In total, the Carmichael rail works will include over 460 culverts, 17 bridges over waterways, two road-over-rail bridges, 68 railway crossings and local road upgrades.