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BYRNECUT OFFSHORE

Australia’s largest underground mining contractor unearths African potential


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in International Contract Mining yrnecut Offshore has built up global recognition for applying its Australian-based expertise on four different continents; unveiling its first-hand knowledge and unrivalled skills to become a contractor, employer and all-round international operator of choice. With services across mechanised underground mine development, shotcreting, equipment rebuilds, maintenance engineering, mine engineering consultancy services, labour hire, and raise drilling; the business’s diversity and intercontinental portfolio makes it second to none. And with experience in carrying out works in all climates, logistical conditions, language requirements and workforce skill-sets, clients are brought a certain peace of mind when embracing the Byrnecut service.

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Byrnecut Offshore is leveraging its international recognition in Africa as an underground mining contractor that offers its clients both a unique range of services and a wide range of experience Writer: Matthew Staff Project Manager: Arron Rampling “Clients receive a safe, efficient and professional contracting service that allows them to optimise their safety, development and production and achieve a better bottom line,” affirms the Company’s Managing Director, Greg Jackson.

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In attributing the business’s main differentiator though, he looks more internally, with the Byrnecut workforce the ultimate driver behind all aforementioned competitive advantages. “People are at the core of Byrnecut’s success providing a professional and technically advanced operation,” he states. “This allows Byrnecut to offer a service that is above and beyond what is offered by our main competitors in terms of client net returns and value for money. This shared understanding of the business goals by all Byrnecut employees has rewarded Byrnecut with the current contracts it has”. “As a business, the same standards apply to all parts of the Byrnecut Group making skills transfer easily achievable and providing clients with a much greater skill depth in terms of the workforce.”


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Compounding this reliance on a market-leading staff complement is an equally vital local emphasis placed on the aforementioned employee strategy. Usually instilling a minimum commitment when entering into new communities, Byrnecut then has the resources and experience available in-house to train and upskill individuals to the required level; not only creating a sustainable advantage for the Company itself, but providing a valuable step-up in the industry for workers beyond their time with the business. “Byrnecut is an Australian Government-recognised training provider with the training and upskilling of a national workforce a key component of the Byrnecut model,” Jackson explains. “Depending upon factors, such as the skill sets present in the local communities and mining experience, Byrnecut typically utilises a less than 20 percent expatriate workforce, with this percentage decreasing over time as a national workforce is trained and upskilled. “By example, Byrnecut has awarded more than 20,000 Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII) training competencies to its personnel since 2013. “The upskilling and opportunities for advancement for national personnel combined with Byrnecut’s core values ensures a high level of personnel and skills retention. Byrnecut has highly enviable levels of retention in its workforce especially when compared to similar contractor mining companies.” The same focus on localisation is applied to Byrnecut’s supply chain management ethos too, with local procurement adopted extensively throughout the Group’s global remit; working on a local-nationalinternational basis in terms of priority and preference.

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MISSION STATEMENT The Byrnecut Group engages in mechanised underground mine feasibility, mine development and mine production. This includes shaft sinking, shotcreting, raise-drilling, the provision of high quality equipment rebuilds, maintenance engineering, labour hire and training for the mining industry as well as mine engineering consultancy services. Principal customers include first world mine owners across the globe.

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In achieving our mission, we are committed to:

Shared planning and performance measurement with our clients Making decisions as a team Open, honest, communication and reporting Quality Safety Fairness and equality


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This commitment to innovation and improvement once again has mutually beneficial undertones with each supplier’s quality, production processes and stock retentions being enhanced by Byrnecut’s extensive knowledge, and the latter adding a social enrichment string to its comprehensive mining bow. “As part of being a socially responsible Company Byrnecut has a number of health and wellbeing programmes in place,” Jackson notes in regards to the Company’s wider corporate social responsibility activities. “A company within the Byrnecut Group is Sano Health and Safety, a safety consultancy Company. All Byrnecut sites run Sano programmes from injury prevention to mental health awareness. These programmes are designed to improve employees’ health and wellbeing.

“In general, Byrnecut will consult with a site client so that a joint and collaborative effort is put forward for any charitable or enrichment activities, especially in regards to the local community. Currently and in the past, Byrnecut has contributed to groups such as local schools, sporting teams, clubs and charity drives or events. “Another company in the Byrnecut Group is Boab, an indigenous training Company. This company was setup with the aim of providing additional training and resources for indigenous Australians to gain employment. This programme is very successful, with graduates from the programme employed across all of the Byrnecut sites as well as at other mines.”

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urray Engineering is a Tier 1 supplier of mechanical, electrical goods and services to all major industry sectors. Murray Engineering has a highly skilled and experienced mechanical and electrical team specialising in maintenance, refurbishment, construction, manufacture and assembly of a wide range of equipment. Our company is a best-practice company committed to training, safety, technical expertise and environmental and governance protocols. Our focus is to maximise our customer return, by providing excellence in services, which exceed accepted Industry standards. Our services include: ELECTRICAL Design, manufacture and install packages Electrical project installations Assembly of electrical panels and sub stations Transportable switchrooms Motor control centres Cable repair MECHANICAL & AUTO ELECTRICAL Machine rebuilds Field service Labour hire Maintenance and repair contracts Minesite LV modifications FABRICATION Certified machine attachments Handrails and vandal guards Mobile plants implement repairs Bucket repairs AUTOMATION & CONTROL SYSTEMS Line of sight remote systems Tele – remote systems Autonomous remote systems Proximity detect and collision avoidance Machine protection technology Human Machine Interface (HMI) system

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its social, HR and supply chain strands, these present day considerations represent the latest phase in what has been a long journey for Byrnecut Offshore; a Company incepted in 2006 but manifested from Australian activities that go back to the 1980s. Jackson recalls: “Byrnecut Mining was established in 1987 in Australia as an underground hard rock contract miner, later commencing operations outside of Australia in 1999 at Bulyanhulu in Tanzania. In 2006, Byrnecut Offshore was formed to provide a focus on the overseas operations. “Since its inception in 2006 Byrnecut Offshore has grown as a business working at sites in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Byrnecut Offshore currently has contracts at seven operations; two in the DRC, two in Tanzania, one in Saudi Arabia, one in Mali and one in Burkina Faso. Now a pivotal arm of the Byrnecut Group, Byrnecut Offshore’s growth

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Since its inception in 2006 Byrnecut Offshore has grown as a business working at sites in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe

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audi Pipe Systems Company (SPS) is one of the leading water pipe systems manufacturers in Saudi Arabia, successfully establishing its own major manufacturing facilities in the industrial city of Jeddah. SPS has adapted the latest technology in valve production after intensive studies of environmental requirements in the Middle East, ensuring the longevity of the product in both above and below ground installations.

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has been underpinned by a mission statement which places shared planning and performance measurement to provide value for money for clients at its core. This approach has subsequently facilitated a business model that can continuously improve, can react quickly to market trends, and can operate efficiently in the most challenging of economic climates. “The Byrnecut Group of Companies offers a wide range of services from consultancy on mining studies through the mining value change of shaft sinking, project development and production operations, raise drilling, maintenance and engineering, electrical power distribution, automation, health, safety and training; which separates us from most other competitors,” Jackson emphasises. “Having access to a large range of mining-related companies within the Group gives us a competitive advantage for clients looking for a ‘one-stop shop’.”

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Having access to a large range of mining-related companies within the Group gives us a competitive advantage for clients looking for a ‘one-stop shop’

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JD Equipment Pty Ltd and Volvo Construction Pty Ltd are proud to supply the Volvo wheel Loader products in a high specification to meet Byrnecut Mining’s stringent requirements. Byrnecut Mining has taken delivery of over 50 Volvo machines throughout the partnership, satisfying their requirements for safe, reliable, emission compliant and efficient underground and surface mining equipment. CJD Equipment; Big Enough to Trust, Small Enough to Care.

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CAPABILITY STATEMENT Byrnecut Offshore has been successful in securing a number of international contracts and has first-hand knowledge of the skills necessary to overcome remote location logistics, language barriers and upskilling the national workforce. They offer clients a safe, efficient and professional contracting service to assist in optimising the development and production of their mineral resources, and they are capable of providing first world mining capabilities to any international location.

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Subsequent, proven experience - and success - across mine development and production techniques, as well as cutting-edge approaches to health & safety, maintenance, management and administration, has all culminated in some of the landmark projects that Byrnecut Offshore has become synonymous with over past decade. “A major contract of Byrnecut Offshore that is still in operation is Kibali Gold Mine, a Randgold and AngloGold Ashanti joint venture. Byrnecut has been involved in the operation since supporting the boxcut and developing twin declines to access the orebody, and currently does decline and off-shaft development, stoping and all equipment maintenance. “This is a high-speed mechanised operation that involves employing some of the latest technologies such as Sandvik DD422i drill rigs and teleremote operated LH621 loaders.”


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We have the ability to provide fully customised repair & maintenance contracts, as well as service-only contracts to suit your needs and requirements.

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CLIENTS, PAST AND PRESENT: “We offer clients a safe, efficient and professional contracting service to assist in optimising the development and production of their mineral resources both in Australia and overseas” Acacia Aim Resources Albidon Limited Anglo American Anglogold Ashanti Anvil Mining Bariq Mining Endeavour Resources Gold Fields Glencore Impala Platinum Irish Gypsum Ivanhoe/Kamoa Copper Kahama Mining Company Ma’aden Barrick Copper Company New Boliden Newcrest Mining Rio Tinto/Palabora Mining Company Philex Mining Randgold Resources Resolute Mining Limited Segala Mining Company Tungsten Mining Voskhod-Oriel

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Epitomising the scale of both the projects and the clients, a similar feather in the Byrnecut cap can be seen in Saudi Arabia via its Jabal Sayid Copper Mine, but it is Africa where the majority of the Company’s current works are being completed: other key contracts including the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine and Gokona Gold Mine, both in northwest Tanzania; the Kamoa Copper Mine in the DRC; and the Syama Gold Mine in southern Mali.

A period of exciting growth and expansion

Finished projects on the continent incorporate the Perkoa Zinc Mine in Burkina Faso; the South Deep Gold Mine, No. 20 Shaft, and Palabora Copper Mine in South Africa; the Dikulushi Copper Mine in DRC; the Munali Nickel Mine in Zambia; The

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Segala Gold Mine in Mali; and Obuasi in Ghana. And across each of these, the trademark Byrnecut Offshore specialities have been evident, across health, safety and quality standards. “Firstly, this level of commitment to safety is not without its challenges, especially with large differences in languages and culture; but by not compromising values, Byrnecut has the safety record it has with the Byrnecut Group, not just Byrnecut Offshore, currently more than one year LTI (lost time injury) free,” Jackson says. “Right now the Byrnecut Group has done more than 7.5 million hours, LTI free. “Another key parameter of Byrnecut when interacting with any communities is making sure that the benefits that we can bring to a community are sustainable, and given that the nature of mining is the use of


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a finite resource, we will continue to benefit the community after mining is finished.” With the personnel and experience to utilise some of the most advanced mining technologies in the most remote and logistically challenging areas of the globe, ongoing investments are also made to keep ahead of the industry curve; recently comprising an enhanced reliance on automation within its equipment, and a more systematic approach to

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There are a number of exciting and Potentially hugely beneficial technologies nearing reality now

innovation and improvement when it comes to planning and scheduling. “There are a number of exciting and potentially hugely beneficial technologies nearing reality now that Byrnecut has invested in and is looking forward to being at the forefront of rolling out,” the MD details. “With Byrnecut’s financially responsible approach, even in tough market times, it continues to invest in innovation and new technologies for rapid mine development and production.”


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Byrnecut Offshore’s rise to prominence is therefore no fluke, but is a culmination of considerations and proactive continuous improvement across all facets; from internal technologies, equipment and people, to external commitments to communities, social enrichment and localisation. Ultimately, it is this combination of excellence that stands the business in perfect stead for even more concerted international prosperity in the future.

Ultimately, it is this combination of excellence that stands the business in perfect stead

“In the next three-five years the aim would be to continue to grow in the areas where Byrnecut is known as well as expand further worldwide,” Jackson concludes. “As part of that expansion, Byrnecut would look to double yearly revenue; and as mine owners are now coming to terms with the new reality of commodity prices, we can see a period of exciting of growth and expansion for underground mining, as new projects come on line and existing open pit mines go underground.”

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BYRNECUT OFFSHORE PTY LTD Bravo Building Level 1/1 George Wiencke Drive Perth Airport Western Australia 6105 Australia T: +61 8 9270 1000 http://byrnecutoffshore.com

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