Adani hires Parsons Brinckerhoff for Australia coal project

October 29, 2014 11:46 am | Updated November 28, 2021 09:32 pm IST - Melbourne

Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani

Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani

Indian conglomerate Adani on Wednesday named Parsons Brinckerhoff as its project management contractor for the USD 15 billion Carmichael mine, rail and port project in Australia.

Brinkerhoff, a project management and infrastructure consulting firm, will be Adani’s PMC partner for the Phase 1 contract encompassing Adani’s planned works for the Carmichael mine, North Galilee Basin Rail (NGBR) and expansion at the port of Abbot Point, the company said in a statement.

The Carmichael Mine will supply high quality, cost-efficient coal to India and other Asian markets. The mine received final environmental approval from Australia in August.

The NGBR, the principal component of the company’s planned 388-km rail link from Carmichael to the port at Abbot Point, will be Queensland’s first standard gauge rail line, helping drive lower costs for Adani and other producers.

This integrated mine, rail and port project will provide more than 10,000 jobs in Queensland, supply opportunities for small and medium sized businesses in the state.

Jeyakumar Janakaraj, Adani Mining CEO and Australian Country Head, said the Parsons Brinckerhoff contract reflected the growing confidence leading infrastructure firms have in the progress of the company’s integrated mine, rail and port project, as Adani’s integrated project promptly shifts to the build phase.

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