Heron awarded the Underground Mining contract for the Company's wholly-owned Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project located near Tarago, 250km southwest of Sydney, Australia, to specialist underground mining contractor, PYBAR Mining Services.
PYBAR, an Australian owned and operated company, will mobilise to site within the next three months and is expected to commence underground mining operations at Woodlawn during August.
Heron's Managing Director, Wayne Taylor believes that 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 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", said Mr Taylor.
PYBAR's CEO, Brendan Rouse said that PYBAR is ready to bring a strong local presence and innovative approach to the Woodlawn Project and is looking forward to "working in close collaboration with Heron's technical team to deliver the Project successfully."