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GHD & Aurecon Grapple with Coal Mine Ethics in Central Queensland

Coal News - Published on Thu, 12 Sep 2019

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Australia's GHD and Aurecon face mounting pressure for their involvement in the controversial Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin in Central Queensland. Recently NGO Engineers Without Borders Australia said that its decision to cease its partnership with GHD given the firm’s role as consultant engineer for the project, considered counter to its own commitment as an influencer in the engineering sector to support the global transition to renewable energy as quickly as possible and reduce the market demand for fossil fuel driven energy. After "several consultative meetings and honest conversations" with GHD, EWB said it will be "respectfully ceasing the partnership with GHD".

In response to EWB’s decision, GHD stated that "While details of our work with Adani are confidential, we can confirm that we are not responsible for the design of mine site infrastructure or construction of the Carmichael Coal Mine and we have no ongoing contractual obligations on this project beyond early December 2019, when the existing contractual obligations are due to expire."

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 12 Sep 2019
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