Adani Australia says it has awarded a $100 million contract for a rail line to haul coal from it's central Queensland mine to Abbot Point port, just north of Bowen.
The 200km line from the Galilee Basin mine is planned to connect with existing rail, says an Adani spokeswoman.
But, as yet, there is no guarantee Adani will be able to connect to the Central Queensland Coal Network which is operated by freight company Aurizon.
Aurizon is legally required by the Queensland Competition Authority to consider all access and connection requests.
However, no announcement has been made either way on Adani's use of the rail line.
The Adani spokeswoman said the connection is still subject to "regulatory processes".
Adani's decision comes as organisations linked to the group have been targeted by climate change activists in recent months.
Some organisations, such as engineering firm Aurecon and infrastructure company Cardno, have publicly announced they planned to stop working with Adani.
Those concerns didn't seem to be an issue for NSW-based Martinus Rail, which was awarded the $100 million rail contract.
"Adani's commitments to regional jobs for Queensland is a good fit for our business," Martinus Rail managing director Treaven Martinus said in a statement on Friday.
Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow says $450 million worth of contracts have been awarded since the controversial mine received final government approval in June.
Australian Associated Press