PYBAR awarded underground mining contract at Woodlawn zinc-copper project

PYBAR awarded underground mining contract at Woodlawn zinc-copper project

February 27, 2018
Heron Resources, New South Wales, Tarago, Underground Mining, Woodlawn, Zinc-Copper

Specialist underground mining contractor PYBAR Mining Services is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the underground mining contract at Heron Resources Limited’s Woodlawn zinc-copper project located near Tarago, 250km southwest of Sydney, New South Wales.

In a statement to the market on 27 February, Heron’s Managing Director, Wayne Taylor, said: “The award of the underground mining contract for Woodlawn is a key step on the path to commencing production at Woodlawn in the first quarter of 2019. We ran a very competitive tender process and we are pleased to have awarded the Woodlawn contract to PYBAR. In addition to their strong capability to undertake the proposed works, we see a significant advantage in their local New South Wales base for providing rapid project support. We look forward to working with PYBAR as we commence development and mining operations at Woodlawn.”

PYBAR CEO Brendan Rouse said: “PYBAR is delighted to be working with Heron at the Woodlawn Project. We look forward to bringing our innovative approach and working in collaboration with Heron’s technical team to deliver tangible efficiency and productivity benefits.”

PYBAR will mobilise to site within the next three months to commence early works and site establishment and is expected to commence underground mining operations at Woodlawn in August 2018. The initial contract period is 4 years.

PYBAR will provide a team of up to 120 personnel at peak production and a substantial underground mining fleet including several development and production drills, multiple loaders and trucks, and support equipment.