ADANI SETS UP NEW RAIL HAUL DIVISION
India's Adani has carved off its infrastructure business into a separate division as its Carmicheal coal mine in north Queensland progresses towards operation.
The establishment of the new division comes after Queensland's Labor government ended nine years of delays and ticked off on the last major environmental permit for the Carmicheal coal mine in June.
"Site works at the Carmicheal project are progressing well, with activities on both the mine and rail project moving ahead," Adani Mining chief executive Lucas Dow said on Friday.
"There's now over 150 people on site with more than 50 pieces of plant and equipment, including bulldozers, scrapers, graders, compactors, water carts and tractors."
"Works will continue to ramp up over the coming weeks and months."
Adani has appointed Trista Brohier as chief executive of its newly established infrastructure division, as it looks to maximise the value of its Australian port and rail assets.
Ms Brohier, who joined Adani Australia in April as head of commercial for Adani Mining, will head up the company's rail asset infrastructure, Carmicheal rail network below rail operations and above rail operations, as well as Abbot Point port operations.
Adani Australia chief executive Jeyakumr Janakaraj said Ms Brohier had already secured major contracts for the construction of the Carmicheal mine and rail project during her time with the company.
"Trista is an exceptional leader with significant depth of experience devising strategy and driving commercial success across a number of industries." he said.
Prior to joining Adani, Ms Brohier was head of alliance planning and asset management at BHP. She previously held senior finance roles in a number of organisations.