NEW FOUR YEAR MINE DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT AT ELOISEDecember 5, 2022
Eloise Copper Mine
Since arriving on site at the Eloise Copper Mine near Cloncurry in 2020, PYBAR has set the standard in safe and efficient delivery of underground mining services and will continue delivering as we embark on a new four year mining services contract.
Having safely completed nearly 6.5km of development at the high grade Eloise Copper Mine over the past two years, PYBAR was invited to participate in a competitive tender process for the new contract earlier this year and was awarded the mining services contract at Eloise by mine owner, AIC Mines Ltd, for a further four year term.
The new contract, with the additional scope of shotcrete services, will see us on site at Eloise through to 2026, and includes the development of declines, level accesses, ore drives, stockpiles and infrastructure, providing all facilities, services, labour, supervision, administration, construction plant and materials.
Forming part of the PYBAR fleet of mining equipment on site is our new, game-changing Elphinstone CT WR820 10m3 agi, as well as two twin boom jumbos, two loaders, a charge rig and a shotcrete spray rig.
Safety is at the forefront of everything we do across all of our projects, and our Eloise project has achieved a Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) of zero to date, which is an outstanding result.
PYBAR’s CEO, James Glover said “We are very pleased to have been awarded the extension of the Eloise project which is a testament to the work that has been delivered on site to date by our team at Eloise. AIC is a growth focused resources company and it’s pleasing to be able to extend our term for another four years and be a part of that growth journey.”
The team of over 50 skilled PYBAR personnel on site has kicked off the new Eloise contract well, setting the standard for the remainder of the contract, with a near record month of 412m development achieved in July.