RBR600-VF mobilisation to the philippines

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RBR600-VF mobilisation to the philippines

April 1, 2016

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 Didipio mine is located approximately 270km north of Manila on the island of Luzon; and will require three ventilation shafts of 5.5m diameter with depths of 135m, 150m and 220m.

International experience

Leading this project is raise bore Superintendent, Phillip Viljoen who will be supported by a highly experienced crew in Sybrand Smit, Liam Christie and Wayne Welsh. This team collectively has a fantastic depth of international experience gained from a number of overseas raise bore projects from Indonesia to West and South Africa.

A huge effort

The mobilisation of one of Australia’s largest raise bores required a lot of effort and great teamwork by all involved. The work involved ranged from selecting and procuring the required equipment and stores to cleaning, wrapping and packing the 280+ tonne shipment into 16 sea containers and flat decks.

The much anticipated project will be in full swing on the mine site in March/early April and we will all be keen to see how it goes. Well done team!

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