PYBAR wins underground development contract at Carrapateena copper-gold projectJuly 19, 2016
Mine Development, South Australia
PYBAR is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract for underground mining services at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia, one of the country’s largest undeveloped copper deposits.
PYBAR was selected on its technical capability, commitment to safety, record for delivering according to plan and highly competitive price. The scope of the work includes construction of a 20m deep box cut, a total of 7500m of decline and lateral development, 1500m of surface ventilation raises, and supply of all surface infrastructure to support the development (offices, workshop, temporary power station).
PYBAR CEO Paul Rouse said: “Carrapateena is one of the most exciting and compelling new mining projects around.
“We are thrilled to be part of this project and we are looking forward to building something really special with the OZ Minerals team.”
Andrew Cole Managing Director and CEO of OZ Minerals said: “PYBAR has an excellent reputation in the underground mining industry in terms of safety, quality and execution and they will be a great partner as we build the Carrapateena project.”
A key focus of the Carrapateena project is sustainable value creation for the local community and shareholders. As part of PYBAR’s successful tender, the company will follow OZ Minerals’ lead in cooperatively working with the Kokatha who are the Traditional Owners of the land around Carrapateena. This commitment builds on the good progress that OZ Minerals and the Kokatha are making together in developing a partnership approach through the negotiation of the agreement making process.
PYBAR is currently mobilising to site and the first firing for the decline is expected to take place in late September.