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Image: Adani.Adani has awarded G&S Engineering with a contract to design and build its coal handling plant at the Carmichael coal project in Queensland.

As a subsidiary of DRA Global, G&S Engineering is based in Mackay, where the contract is expected to enhance opportunities for locals.

Engineering, design and construction works are outlined in the contract, including construction of coal sizing and conveying equipment; construction of coal stockpiling infrastructure; and construction of the train load out infrastructure.

The coal handling plant will size and prepare coal at Adani’s Carmichael project, where started construction one year ago.

According to Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow, G&S fit the bill due to their works in similar coal mines across the country.

“Mackay is renowned for its well-established mining services industry and it has always been our intention to engage services from regional Queensland wherever possible,” he said.

“DRA will carry out the design, engineering and construction of our Coal Handling Plant, which is expected to create approximately 200 jobs and deliver an economic boost to Mackay and regional Queensland more broadly at a time it is needed most.

“In just over a year we have awarded more than $1 billion worth of contracts and we remain on track to create more than 1500 direct jobs during the construction and ramp up of our project and some further 6,750 indirect jobs.”

DRA’s use of innovative technology is expected to help Carmichael reach its mark, according DRA Global chief executive officer Andrew Naude.

“This is an important project that is supported by the Queensland Government, has all of its environmental approvals and is one of the largest employment-creators in regional Queensland,” he said.