Adani awards rail link contract

Adani has awarded a $100 million contract to NSW-based Martinus Rail to build a rail link from its central Queensland mine to Abbot Point port, just north of Bowen.

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting the 200km line from the Galilee Basin mine is planned to connect with existing rail, an Adani spokeswoman said.

But as yet there is no guarantee Adani will be able to connect to the Central Queensland Coal Network, which is operated by freight company Aurizon.

Aurizon is legally required by the Queensland Competition Authority to consider all access and connection requests. However, no announcement has been made either way on Adani’s use of the rail line.

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