PYBAR's iPlod plod data system

Working smarter with iPlod

iPlod is PYBAR’s new, innovative in-house developed system to improve the capture, storage and use of plod data at our contract mining operations. The platform allows our equipment operators to input their plod data directly into a tablet and upload it to a local version of our database for supervisors…

October 18, 2017
Business Systems, Innovation


Herrenknecht RBR 600-VF raise bore rig

Raise Bore Service – Division Update

2017 has been an exciting year so far for PYBAR’s Raise Bore Division as it further increases our raise boring service capabilities. With the arrival of the new SBM450, Atlas Copco 61RH and the SBM800, we now have seven raise bore rigs in our fleet. The growth of the fleet’s…

October 18, 2017
Fleet, Mine Development, Mine Production, RBR600-VF, Raise Boring


PYBAR's new Procurement & Supply Division

PYBAR increases procurement and supply capabilities

In July, PYBAR restructured its finance and supply departments to facilitate improved procurement and supply capabilities. Our enhanced supply function is now a dedicated Procurement and Supply division, headed up by newly appointed division general manager Tom Devjak. The division has a broad range of responsibilities including sourcing and transporting…

October 18, 2017
Our People, Procurement & Supply


Optimising underground drill and blast performance

Optimising underground drill and blast performance

PYBAR is focused on innovating to enhance the performance of our underground development and production mining services. Part of our internal innovation program is trialling the application of new approaches and technologies to determine and quantify their benefits. Our latest initiative, which commenced in July, aims to optimise underground drill…

October 18, 2017
Development Mining, Drill & Blast, Innovation, Mine Development, South Australia


DD422i JUMBO WRAPS UP A WINNER AT HILLGROVE

The DD422i long round jumbo delivers both automation and precision at the Hillgrove mine in NSW where a 435m of decline development was completed within the scheduled time and cost, with no recordable injuries. The quality of the excavation and ground support installed was first class.

April 10, 2017
Development Mining, Exploration Drilling, Production Drilling


MECHANISING NARROW VEIN MINING

In 2016, PYBAR acquired a number of unique rigs providing a strong competitive edge in the market. One of these new additions, the MUKI Micro Jumbo, successfully completed its first project in October – confirming its game-changing capability for narrow vein mining projects.

April 10, 2017
Development Mining, Exploration Drilling, Production Drilling


HENTY FIRST GOLD POUR

Two gold doré (gold and silver alloy) bars, each weighing in at approximately 300 ounces, marked the first gold pour and welcomed reopening of the Henty Gold Mine in Queenstown, Tasmania.

April 10, 2017
Development Mining, Exploration Drilling, Production Drilling


Improving Steel Casing In Underground Mines

Following a rigorous development process, PYBAR is now offering an improved solution In underground mining, steel casing or steel pipe is used to line holes that have been bored or drilled for rising mains water, utility lines and paste fill, protecting the contents from damage and loss into open voids or…

December 21, 2016


PYBAR AND CAPITAL DRILLING JOIN FORCES IN AFRICA

PYBAR ENTERS INTO A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT In April 2016, PYBAR entered into a three year agreement with drilling services company Capital Drilling Limited for the co-marketing of underground hard rock mining services in Africa. It’s been a strategic move for both PYBAR and Capital Drilling to enter into a partnership…

October 12, 2016


BUSY MONTHS FOR MOBILISATION

PROJECT TEAMS MOBILISE RAPIDLY TO SITE FOLLOWING NEW CONTRACT WINS. Following a number of recent contract wins, we have had a busy few months mobilising plant and personnel to the Matilda project in the goldfields of WA, the Carrapateena and Challenger projects in SA, and the Mungana project west of…

October 12, 2016