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Siemens to deliver safety rail signaling systems for Carmichael Rail Network

11 December 2019

Siemens to deliver safety rail signaling systems for Carmichael Rail Network

After a significant competitive tender process, Siemens has been awarded a contract to deliver rail signaling systems for the Carmichael Rail Network. The digital system is designed to keep the trains running safely and efficiently. Siemens core technology helps avoid derailments, which secures a clean environment along the rail line. 

Siemens will deliver the signaling systems equipment from workshops and offices across regional Queensland, which will ensure that Queenslanders benefit from the resulting jobs and economic activity. This signaling project will create and preserve up to 50 local jobs in Queensland including project staff, engineers, construction workers and tradesmen. 

Carmichael Project Director Mr David Boshoff said highly specialized skills were needed to deliver such technical infrastructure. 

“We are pleased to be working with Siemens as the company is known for its exceptional experience in building rail signaling infrastructure around the world. After an extensive competitive process, we are confident that Siemens will provide the signaling systems that will ensure the safety of train drivers and workers who will operate our new rail network in Central Queensland,” Mr Boshoff said. 

The 200km long Carmichael Rail Network will link Adani’s Carmichael Mine in Central Queensland, now under construction, to the existing rail network so coal can be transported 300km to the coast for export to overseas markets where it will be used to generate electricity to help improve living standards in Asia. 

Siemens will provide a signaling system that complies with relevant codes and regulations to ensure train drivers and rail operations team can safely navigate and integrate with the existing rail network. 

The delivery of specialised signaling equipment includes colour light signals, signaling equipment rooms, power systems such as solar, site earthing and surge protection, level crossing systems, traffic control systems, IT infrastructure and more. 

This announcement follows the announcement of the award of a $35M+ quarry contract to Toowoomba-based company Wagners, a $100M+ rail laying contract to Martinus, and a $40M+ contract to build rail camps to Decmil. Both the Martinus and Decmil contracts will be delivered from Rockhampton. 

Mr Boshoff said Adani Mining had awarded more than $500 million in contracts for construction of the Carmichael Project, many of which have been awarded to Queensland businesses. 

“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, rail track laying and rail camp construction is from Rockhampton, the quarry contract went to a Toowoomba-based business and many other regional businesses and locations across regional Queensland are also getting involved,” Mr Boshoff said. 


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On November 5th, Adani Mining officially changed it’s name to Bravus Mining and Resources. This media release was issued prior to this change.