Downer Awarded Carmichael Mine Contract

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Grant Fenn, Managing Director & CEO of Downer Group
Grant Fenn, Managing Director & CEO of Downer Group

Downer  has been awarded the highly lucrative mining services and infrastructure contract for Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine in the Galilee Basin, north west of Clermont.

The contracts, announced just before Christmas, are expected to have a combined value in excess of $2 billion over seven years.

Adani Australia Country Head and CEO Jeyakumar Janakaraj welcomed Downer to the project.

“The Carmichael mine lies at the heart of these projects which will deliver vital export opportunities for Queensland, 10,000 jobs, $22 billion in taxes and royalties to be invested right back into frontline services across our State, and crucial work opportunities for small and medium sized businesses,” Mr Janakaraj said.

“This partnership with Downer reflects the clear confidence that tier one firms have in Adani’s projects and we welcome the chance to work with such a respected, proven partner on this critically important task,”

“In selecting Downer as the mining services contractor, we are confident that not only we are well placed to meet our longstanding first coal guidance of 2017 but that we are one step closer to our goal of building a long-term future with Queensland,” a

Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said the Adani mining services contract would be one of the largest of its type signed in Australia in recent years.

“We’re very much looking forward to working with Adani at the Carmichael Coal Mine, which is expected to become the largest thermal coal mine in Australia,” Mr Fenn said.

Under the five-year mining services contract, with two additional one-year options, Downer will be responsible for:

• statutory management and mine operations;

• drilling and blasting; and

• load and haul of waste and coal.

Under the five-year mining services contract, with two additional one-year options, Downer will be responsible for:

• statutory management and mine operations;

• drilling and blasting; and

• load and haul of waste and coal.

Under the mine infrastructure contract, Downer will be responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of on-site infrastructure and preparatory civil works.

The capital for the major fleet for the mining services contract will be provided by Adani.

 

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