Heron Resources awarded the contract for underground mining for its Woodlawn zinc-copper project, located near Tarago, New South Wales, Australia, to PYBAR. PYBAR will mobilize to site within the next three months and is expected to commence underground mining operations at Woodlawn in August.

“This contract is a key step on the path to commencing production at Woodlawn in the first quarter of 2019,” Heron’s Managing Director Wayne Taylor said. “We undertook a very competitive tender process and we are pleased to have awarded the Woodlawn contract to PYBAR. In addition to their strong capability to undertake the proposed works, we see a significant advantage in their local New South Wales base for providing rapid project support.”

Headquartered in Orange, and privately owned, the PYBAR Group has experience in metalliferous underground mining operations and a reputation for safe and timely execution of projects.

“We look forward to bringing our strong local presence and innovative approach to Woodlawn and working in close collaboration with Heron’s technical team to deliver the Project successfully,” PYBAR CEO Brendan Rouse said.