PYBAR Mining Services has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Gold Fields to undertake the development of the Hamlet North project at the St Ives gold operations located near Kambalda in Western Australia.
PYBAR will be delivering high-speed development on Hamlet North over a period of two years, with a highly-skilled workforce as well as equipment and consumables that will get the project completed.
An initial workforce of 42 will be on site at the beginning of the development period and is projected to increase to more than 60 personnel after three months.
“This contract leverages our core strength in rapid development and will see the operation scale very quickly over the coming months both in terms of manpower and machinery. Our focus will be on the safe delivery of high quality work, aligned with performance targets.
“We also have a strong history of supporting the local communities in which we operate. As part of our recruitment program, we will look to include a mix of local residents and FIFO workers. In addition to the employment opportunities that will be available we are also committed to the use of local services,” PYBAR Chief Executive Brendan Rouse said.
Gold Fields’ St Ives gold operations is comprised of the Athena and Hamlet mine complex. Currently, Gold Fields is focusing on advancing the expansion of Hamlet North from the Hamlet decline over the next four years while simultaneously operating Hamlet underground.
The Hamlet North project will include an 8800-metre decline, incline and level development. Works are anticipated to commence in July and completed by June 2021.
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