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Siemens Under Pressure From Protesters Over Adani Contract

  • Company’s CEO to look into the contract after feedback
  • Adani remains confident German company will still do the work
Siemens AG Gas Turbine Factory Ahead of Conglomerate's Energy Spinoff
Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Siemens AG Chief Executive Officer Joe Kaeser said he would look into the company’s contract to deliver a key piece of rail infrastructure to Adani Group’s controversial Carmichael coal project in Australia.

The German industrial giant has been targeted by environmental groups including Extinction Rebellion in Australia and Germany for agreeing to supply rail signaling infrastructure for the line from the mine in Queensland to the state’s coal haulage network. Carmichael has become a lightning rod for climate protesters because it would be the first mine in the Galilee Basin, potentially opening up a new region to coal extraction.