Adani Mining has ordered super-large dump trucks from Komatsu for its proposed A$16.5bn ($12.5bn) Carmichael coal mine in the north of Galilee Basin in central Queensland, Australia.
Under the agreement, Komatsu will deliver a total of 55 units of 960E-2 and 930E-4SE super-large dump trucks starting in the second half of 2016.
Adani Mining is part of the Indian company Adani Group.
The proposed Carmichael proposed thermal coal mine project is part of the Indian group’s large project to implement the fully autonomous mining operation consisting of mine, railway, and port.
Komatsu said that the mine will generate 10,000 jobs and A$22bn ($16bn) in taxes and royalties over the half-life of the projects.
The Carmichael coal mine is expected to produce 60 million tonnes of coal annually, through open-cut and underground mining methods.
The mine is expected to have an operating life of around 90 years and it is planned to extract four billion tonnes of coal in total.
Adani plans to build a new rail line at the mine, which will connect with the existing Goonyella railway line.
Image: Komatsu will deliver a total of 55 units of 960E-2 and 930E-4SE super-large dump trucks to Adani. Photo: courtesy of Komatsu Ltd.