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


New larger scope of 1.8 million tonnes. We are pleased to announce that PYBAR has been advised by Aurelia Metals of the award of the contract for development and production at the Hera gold-copper mine in NSW. The 3 year +1 +1 contract was competitively tendered in April and May…

July 7, 2016
Mine Development, Mine Production, New South Wales

Mount Isa Team Delivers

EIGHT YEARS LTI FREE, THE TEAM CONTINUES TO DELIVER A VALUABLE AND RELIABLE SERVICE AT MOUNT ISA 17 October marked the day Mount Isa reached the significant milestone of eight years LTI (Lost Time to Injury) free and two years, 205 days DI (Disabling Injury) free – representing a strong…

December 8, 2015
Mine Development, Mine Production, Production Drilling, Queensland

Viven Project Start-Up

A three year contract for all underground development and production operations. The Vivien gold mine in Agnew, WA, is an historic shaft mine that was excavated between 1900 – 1911 for 76,000 ounces of gold, and open pitted in the 1980s for 36,000 ounces.

May 19, 2015
Fleet, Mine Development, Mine Production, Raise Boring, Whole of Mine

Congratulations to CSA Team

On Saturday, 23rd January 2015 our two CSA contracts celebrated 1000 days without a lost time injury (LTI).

January 30, 2015
Mine Development, Mine Production, Whole of Mine


Safety is a #1 priority, taking precedence always. Underpinning this is the PYBAR Safety Management System which has a zero harm mandate. Safety is a continuous journey.

January 28, 2015
Mine Development, Mine Production, Whole of Mine

PYBAR expands service offer

PYBAR group recently purchased two raisebores and an exploration drilling company, two steps closer to confirming its position as an end to end supplier of quality mining contracting services

November 1, 2013
Exploration Drilling, Mine Development, Mine Production, Whole of Mine

Safe haulage during construction at Ulan

To maintain mine productivity, PYBAR’s civil and earthworks partner, A1 Earthworx Mining & Civil (A1) have been providing haulage services during construction and commissioning of the trunk conveyors and workshop / stores at Xstrata Coal’s Ulan West operations.

April 29, 2013
Mine Development, Mine Production, Whole of Mine

PYBAR’s skills assist Newcrest at Lihir

Maree Hitchen from PYBAR’s maintenance team has travelled to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to assist Newcrest’s Lihir operations team implement management systems to improve and unify processes across Newcrest sites.

March 20, 2013
Exploration Drilling, Mine Development, Mine Production, Whole of Mine


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