Adani Carmichael mine engineers stop work temporarily

Adani Carmichael mine engineers told to stop work

Adani says it is not pulling the pin – work will continue

Adani’s proposed Galilee Basin Carmichael mine development has been halted – temporarily. Its four engineering contractors who are currently working on the Carmichael project were asked to lay down tools.

Adani has been stoic in its resolve to get the massive Carmichael mine off the ground and despite almost every possible barrier being placed in their path, they still fight on. Originally it was thought that Adani would shit the thermal coal from its mines direct to India; where it would be used to fire up their power stations.

However, of late, Adani has been making it publicly know that it was actively wooing prospective buyers for Galilee Basin coal. Reports in the media suggest Adani has signed up buyers for about 70 percent of the coal the Carmichael project is expected to produce in phase one of the development, which is expected to begin at the end of 2017.

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iMINCO contacted Adani and the information we received indicated about 40 workers, mainly WorleyParsons engineers were among those who were asked to cease working for the time being.

No one knows the real reason for the suspension of work at the proposed Carmichael mine. Speculation is rife about the future of the mine, although we have been hearing the same story for years, so this is nothing new.

Adani has made a statement saying it’s not pulling the pin and the proposed Carmichael mine and rail project in central Queensland will go ahead as planned.

At iMINCO we get hundreds of emails and enquiries about the proposed Adani Carmichael mine development. There’s going to be jobs, and thousands of them, when the project is in its proposed production phase in 2017.

Many questions are asked about the contractors on the project, because this is the target for job seekers to focus their attention on.

A few months back, Adani made an official announcement that Downer EDI were the contractors who would be building and operating the mine and Korean engineering and project management company POSCO were developing the 360km rail link from the mine to Abbot Point – a $2 billion contract.

Keen to give as much information to the readers of the iMINCO Project News, it’s worth noting the contractors who are working on the Carmichael mine development. This is a good source of information for anyone who is looking for ideas to break into the mines in Queensland – especially new mines in the Galilee Basin.

The four contractors mentioned in the latest Adani Carmichael mine project are;

Job seekers would put themselves in a better position by reading up on the activities of these companies and what they contribute to the proposed development of the Carmichael mine. This knowledge could give insights into where the jobs are and how to go about getting them.

Don’t wait for jobs to be advertised in the mining jobs boards. Follow the Adani Carmichael mine project on iMINCO and subscribe to Queensland mining news via the popular iMINCO Project News.

  • SMEC
    SMEC is a professional services firm providing high-quality consultancy services on major infrastructure projects. It has over 5,400 employees and an established network of more than 75 officesthroughout Australia, Asia,the Middle East, Africa and North and South America.
  • Aurecon
    Aurecon is an engineering, management, design, planning, project management, consulting company based in Australia and South Africa
  • Aecon and;
    Aecon is a Canadian-based engineering and construction company specialising in projects from civil engineering to the mining and resource sector
  • WorleyParsons
    WorleyParsons delivers expertise in engineering, procurement and construction and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory services worldwide


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