Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has welcomed the news that Bravus has struck coal and exposed the first of the coal seams at the Carmichael Project.
Michelle Landry said “I congratulate David Boshoff CEO of Bravus Mining and Resources as well as the over 2600 workers on the project for this day that has been over ten years in the making. I have fought side by side with Bravus against Labor and The Greens to secure the approvals for this project and it is only through hard work and perseverance that the coal seams have been reached.”
CEO David Boshoff said Bravus was on track to export the first coal as promised, in 2021.
“We’re on track to export the first coal this year, and despite reaching this significant milestone, we will not take our eyes off our larger goal of getting coal to market,” he said.
India will be a foundation customer for the Carmichael mine and is the fourth largest global user of electricity as well as the source of the biggest growth in global energy demand.
Ms Landry said “This will be a game-changer for an emerging economy like India that deserves despite what Labor and The Greens say to have the same opportunity to move into the 21st century and this coal will help them do it.”
Carmichael coal will contribute to Adani Group’s burgeoning energy portfolio that is designed to create a sustainable energy mix, incorporating, thermal power, solar power, wind power and gas.
“I am proud of the part the Federal Government played in bringing this wonderful project to Central Queensland. It will continue to bring jobs and prosperity to the hard-working people of Capricornia.” Ms Landry said