By Neeraj Nanda
MELBOURNE, 5 November 2020: The controversial Adani Mining company developing the Carmichael Coal Project in Queensland has now a new name for its Australian mining business, Bravus Mining & Resources. Adani who has completed ten years developing the world’s biggest coal mine in Queensland is all set to produce its first coal in 2021. The project has faced the flak of environmentalists and faced many legal challenges.
In a media statement emailed to SAT today early morning, Bravus Mining & Resources, CEO Mr. David Boshoff, said now that construction of the Carmichael project was well underway, it was the ideal time to give Adani’s mining business its own Australian brand.
“Our 10 years in Australia has been a journey that has tested the resilience, skills, and determination of our people and has confirmed the depth of our commitment to regional Queensland.
“We have made a significant investment in Queensland and we will be here for the long haul employing local people and doing business in Australia,” Mr.Boshoff said.
“We are proud to be a dedicated Australian company that is part of the North Queensland community. We will continue to stand up and deliver for the good of our community, no matter how courageous it requires us to be, and Bravus, our new name, reflects this intent,” he said.
“Bravus is an Australian company. We operate under Australian law and will pay taxes and royalties here.”
“More than 1,500 people are currently employed on the Carmichael mine and rail project and more than $1.5 billion worth of contracts have been awarded. It is terrific that 88 percent of that work is being done right here in Queensland,” he said.
Claiming that their “high-quality coal would be part of the solution as the global energy mix transitioned to a low emissions future. Criticizing the Stap Adani movement, he said, it ” has tried unsuccessfully to prevent our business from operating in
Australia, but the fact is there is ongoing demand for thermal coal in Asia and India.”
“We have already secured the market for 10 million tonnes per annum of coal produced at the Carmichael Mine, which is focused on India and Asia,” he said.
In a separate statement, Adani Australia announced, the new brand name will be emblazoned on the North Queensland Cowboys’ 2021 season jersey sleeve. North Queensland Toyota Cowboys CEO Mr. Jeff Reibel said the Bravus platinum partnership was a win for the team and its fans.