Adani launches short term work

LO­CAL CON­TENT MEET­ING LEAVES BUSI­NESSES KEEN FOR MORE FROM IN­DIAN MIN­ING GI­ANT’S CQ MINE

Central Queensland News - - CQ INDUSTRY -

BOREHOLE drilling and air qual­ity mon­i­tor­ing are among seven new ten­ders In­dian min­ing gi­ant Adani will of­fi­cially launch to­mor­row.

It’s the lat­est in a splash of short-term early work leav­ing busi­nesses and con­trac­tors want­ing more from Adani’s $18 bil­lion Carmichael Mine and Rail Project.

An Adani spokesper­son con­firmed yes­ter­day af­ter­noon it would launch the seven ten­ders to­mor­row and urged re­gional busi­nesses to ap­ply.

The ten­ders in­clude: non-de­struc­tive ser­vices, flora and fauna mon­i­tor­ing, noise mon­i­tor­ing, air qual­ity mon­i­tor­ing, weed and pest sur­vey, 4WD all ter­rain tyres and borehole drilling.

“We have started gen­er­at­ing jobs in the re­gions and th­ese ten­ders will gen­er­ate more,” the spokesper­son said.

This week Adani Aus­tralia project de­liv­ery man­ager Suzanne Mitchell was in Glad­stone spruik­ing new “mar­ket in­quiries” and up­com­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties as the project pro­gresses.

She told the crowd of about 50 peo­ple it was go­ing to be com­pet­i­tive though with 8000 peo­ple reg­is­tered on Adani’s jobs por­tal.

“We need fairly ur­gent de-wa­ter­ing drilling at our site, of ap­prox­i­mately 30 drill holes,” she said.

“We’re look­ing for a busi­ness to de­liver that in early Novem­ber for one to two months of work.”

Fronting a crowd of hi-vis and busi­ness shirts Ms Mitchell was asked about the project’s fi­nanc­ing, stream­lin­ing in­duc­tions and pay­ment terms for con­trac­tors.

A lis­tener proud to see the In­dian min­ing gi­ant talk­ing about job op­por­tu­ni­ties in Glad­stone was Brand En­ergy and Con­struc­tion Ser­vices’ Rod Hamp­ton.

“(Adani’s project) is one of my big fo­cuses at the mo­ment,” he said.

“I had meet­ings with Adani in the very early days when they were say­ing they weren’t wor­ried about the coal price, they would go ahead with the project.

“I’ve been telling peo­ple for a while this is go­ing to hap­pen.”

Adding the project would “re­ally kick off” af­ter fi­nan­cial close in April next year, Ms Mitchell said re­gional work­ers and busi­nesses would form part of their work­force.

“Glad­stone is one of our re­gional com­mu­ni­ties and fo­cuses for em­ploy­ment and sup­ply op­por­tu­ni­ties,” she said.

“We are fo­cus­ing on this area for var­i­ous goods and ser­vices op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

As for her top tips for busi­nesses, she said: be scal­able, meet Adani’s achiev­abil­ity and at­trac­tive­ness cri­te­ria and be com­pet­i­tive.

PHOTO: TE­GAN ANNETT

NET­WORK­ING EVENT: Glad­stone busi­ness­men quizzing Adani Aus­tralia project de­liv­ery man­ager Suzanne Mitchell about the multi-bil­lion dol­lar project.

PHOTO: TE­GAN ANNETT

There was a large crowd at yes­ter­day’s Glad­stone En­gi­neer­ing Al­liance event.

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