PYBAR Mining Services has been awarded the underground mining contract for Heron Resources’ wholly-owned Woodlawn zinc-copper project located in Tarago, approximately 250 kilometres south west of Sydney, New South Wales.
PYBAR, under their 4-year contract, is going to begin mobilising on-site within the next three months and the company is expected to begin underground mining activities at Woodlawn in August of this year.
“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.
“We look forward to working with PYBAR as we commence development and mining operations at Woodlawn,” Heron Resources’ Managing Director Wayne Taylor said.
At peak production, a team of about 120 personnel will be provided by PYBAR at the Woodlawn site and a mining fleet that includes a number of development and production drills, multiple loaders and trucks as well as support equipment.
“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 CEO Brendan Rouse said.
In May 2017, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was awarded to CIMIC Group member Sedgeman while Ertech was awarded the earthworks contract for the development of the Woodlawn zinc-copper project.
The Woodlawn project officially commenced construction in August 2017. Approximately 250 jobs will be supported during the construction phase, and more than 150 permanent jobs will be required for the mine’s operation.
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