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German engineering giant Siemens will build a rail signalling system for a controversial Adani coal mine in central Queensland despite protests in both Australia and Germany.
The project will go ahead, Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser said in a Twitter post on Sunday.
Having reviewed the process, Siemens had decided to fulfil a contract signed on December 10, Kaeser added.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg had called on the group to review its role in helping to develop the controversial coal mine project.
Greta Thunberg (Instagram)"There is practically no legally and economically responsible way to unwind the contract without neglecting fiduciary duties," he said further.
"However, given the importance of legitimate environmental concerns, we have secured the right to pull out of the contract if our customer violates the very stringent environmental obligations."
Kaeser also pointed out that for the first time in its history, Siemens will "establish a Sustainability Committee with external members to give environmental concerns even more priority and attention in the future".
The Adani mine site. (9News)In December, Adani announced that "after a significant competitive tender process," Siemens had been awarded the contract to deliver rail signalling systems for the Carmichael Rail Network.
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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