Townsville’s Mendi Group has won a $15 million contract for civil engineering works on Adani’s Carmichael coal project in Central Queensland.
Carmichael mine and rail project director David Boshoff said the contract was another example of how Adani was delivering on its promise to create jobs and opportunities for Townsville and regional Queensland.
“Under this contract, Mendi Group will construct a series of new roads and resurface some existing roads in and around the Carmichael mine site,” Mr Boshoff said.
“Mendi Group is a family-owned business that has a 60-year track-record of building mining and road infrastructure to the highest Australian and international standards.
“The company is a terrific example of the kind of expertise that we have here in regional Queensland in places like Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Toowoomba that we are tapping into to build our mine and rail project.”
Mendi Group Managing Director Jeff Doyle said the contract would require the professional skills of machinery operators and engineers to truck drivers and environmental coordinators.
“We’ll be offering employment and on-the-job training to more than 30 people for the 10-month construction program,” Mr Doyle said.
“That workforce will be drawn from Townsville, from Charters Towers, Clermont and surrounding towns, many of which will also feel the flow-on effects through the supply of things like food and accommodation.”
Adani Mining says the value of contracts awarded for the project to date is well over $500 million.