PYBAR’s Easer crew achieves world first at Hera gold mine

After a strong performance at Deep South last year, PYBAR’s Easer rig has exceeded expectations during a three month campaign at the Hera gold mine in NSW. The rig’s scope of works at Hera gave our team the opportunity to test and prove all three of the rig’s drilling modes:…

March 27, 2018
Drilling, Easer, Hera gold mine


New Cat R1700 loader

PYBAR in world-first underground trial of next gen Cat R1700 loader

In October, the PYBAR team at the Vivien gold mine in WA commenced the first underground trial globally of the new Cat R1700 loader which is expected to deliver significant productivity and efficiency benefits to underground mining operations.

December 15, 2017
CAT R1700 loader, Development Mining, Fleet, Mine Development, Mine Production, Western Australia


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


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


PYBAR TRIALS GUIDANCE TECHNOLOGY ON TRUCKS UNDERGROUND

Reducing damage and improving efficiencies has been a key objective of the tele-guidance trial at Hera in NSW. Applying innovative technology that we believe will also deliver better safety outcomes will benefit to both our client and PYBAR. In November 2016, we fitted our two new AD45 ejector trucks at…

April 10, 2017


New Technology to Improve Safety and Training

Following a comprehensive mapping and configuration process, PYBAR went live with the INX HSE&T management platform in July 2016. Over the last few months, PYBAR has been rolling out INX software across our sites. INX is a web-based and mobile software solution that, once fully rolled out, we anticipate will…

January 10, 2017


INTRODUCING THE LATEST IN MINE DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGY

SANDVIK DD422i JUMBO TRIAL. Aurelia Metals’ Hera mine to host training and familiarisation program for PYBAR’s new Sandvik DD422i jumbo drill. In September, Hera will host a team comprised of Sandvik training specialists and a selection of PYBAR mining engineers, jumbo operators and drill fitters for training and trialling the…

October 12, 2016


RAISE BORE DIVISION ON THE UP

FLEET OF FOUR RIGS, ALL IN OPERATION IN AUSTRALIA AND OVERSEAS. The raise bore team has been achieving some excellent milestones as we increase our raise bore capabilities. We now have four rigs in our fleet, all operating successfully in Australia or overseas! In recent months, we have successfully completed…

July 7, 2016
RBR600-VF, Raise Boring


RBR600-VF mobilisation to the philippines

PYBAR’s RBR600-VF mobilises offshore to OceanaGold’s Didipio gold-copper mine in the Philippines. Our raise bore division had an exciting start to 2016 with projects awarded both nationally and internationally. The win of the OceanaGold contract marks our first project outside Australia – an exciting step forward for our business. OceanaGold’s…

April 1, 2016
RBR600-VF