Decmil Group wins Adani Mining’s Carmichael Rail Network worth more than A$40 million

Adani partners with DECMIL in another win for regional Queensland!

BRISBANE: Adani Mining’s Carmichael coal project has signed another multi-million dollar contract that will deliver jobs and opportunities to Rockhampton and regional Queensland (Australia).

The contract with Australian contractor Decmil for the design and construction of three temporary accommodation camps for construction workers on the Carmichael Rail Network project will be delivered from Adani’s new Rockhampton office.

Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow said the more than AUS$40 million contract with Decmil was another win for regional Queensland.

“This contract means more jobs and economic activity for Rockhampton and regional Queensland. The Decmil team will move in to our Rockhampton office along with Martinus, our track laying contractor,” he said.

“This announcement brings the total value of contracts awarded for the Carmichael project to date to more than AUS$500 million.

“The operations of the rail camps will be based in Collinsville, earthworks and civil works are coming from Townsville and Rockhampton, fuel supply is from Townsville, telecommunications is from Mackay, and many other regional businesses across regional Queensland are also getting involved,” he said.

Decmil will design and build three 400-bed temporary accommodation camps along the Carmichael Rail Network corridor.

“Our rail construction crews will live in these camps while they build our 200 km long railway line that will link the Carmichael mine with the existing rail network,” Dow said.

“The camps will be designed to maximise our teams’ well-being with air-conditioned rooms, dining messes, gyms and recreation areas. They will also comply with the high standards of environmental regulation that have been set for our project.”

Decmil has also been awarded a AUS$1.4 million Early Contractor Services (ECS) contract to scope the bulk earthworks required along the primary freight rail alignment. Should the ECS be successfully completed it is anticipated that Decmil will enter into a contract for the construction works.

Dow said people and businesses interested in working on the Carmichael project can register their interest online.

“We strongly encourage jobseekers and suppliers from Rockhampton and other areas of Regional Queensland to register their details via Adani’s website,” Dow said.

“Through our employment and supplier portals people can also see Adani’s, and our contractors’, jobs and work packages being advertised as we progress with delivery of the Carmichael project.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering our mine and rail project for the benefit of all Queenslanders and in particular people in regional Queensland.”

The proposed Carmichael Rail Network will be constructed to transport coal from the Galilee Basin to Abbot Point Port near Bowen.

About the Project

The narrow gauge rail line will be approximately 200km long and will connect the Carmichael mine to the port using existing rail infrastructure.

The company had previously planned to build a 388km standard gauge railway between the Galilee Basin and Abbot Point Port but will instead leverage existing rail infrastructure. This new design was announced September 2018.

By connecting to the existing network we can fast-track project delivery, reduce capital expenditure and deliver coal more quickly to countries in Asia with growing energy demand.


The Carmichael Rail Network would be approximately 200km long and will connect the Carmichael mine with existing rail network. The Carmichael Mine is 160km north-west of Clermont and Abbot Point Port is 25km north of Bowen.

The narrow gauge rail will follow the same route as previously contemplated and the initial design capacity of 40 million tonnes per annum, ensuring capability to manage the Carmichael mine’s 10 million tonne yearly production rate.