Recent News

Sandvik and Redpath sign global framework agreement

The five-year agreement between Sandvik and The Redpath Group will standardize the use of equipment, leading to cost reductions and safety enhancements. Sandvik and Redpath will aim to improve safety and reduce underground mining costs through technology advancements, innovation, continuous improvement projects and standardized best practices. The agreement will be guided by operational and relationship KPIs. For more information, please click here.

Sandvik Simulator

Picture supplied by Sandvik.

Another Record-Breaking Hole for Redpath Raiseboring

Redpath Raiseboring completed another record-breaking hole last week at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Macassa Mine. At a length of 3,312 feet (1,010 m), this raise became the longest raisebore hole ever accomplished in the Northern Hemisphere and all of the Americas. This concludes the first of the planned twin, 12-foot diameter ventilation raises extending from surface down to 5617 Level. The hole was accomplished in two stages with two machines drilling concurrently; a Redbore 70 underground and a Redbore 90EX on surface, completing individual ventilation raises of 2,167 feet (660 m) and 3,312 feet (1 ,010 m) respectively. The Redbore series raisebore machines were designed and manufactured in-house by Redpath in North Bay, Canada. For more information, please click here.

Redbore 90EX      Reamer


Redpath Australia Lands Milestone Raiseboring Contract

Largest single raiseboring contract in the Redpath Group’s 59-year history. Redpath Australia is excited to announce the award of a significant surface raisebore contract in New South Wales, in southeastern Australia. The contract scope involves three Redbore rigs; Redbore 100, Redbore 90EX and Redbore 90. All three rigs are designed and manufactured in North Bay, Canada, and are contracted for eight holes, totalling 5.3 km. For more information, please click here.

Redpath Australia Redbore machine at mine site.

“The Future is Boring”

Boring solutions have been breaking records, improving safety, gaining acceptance, and ultimately changing the suppliers that offer them. Engineering & Mining Journal’s recent article highlights Redpath’s shaft-sinking capabilities. Read more here.

Redpath Deilmann employees working underground in one of the shafts at Nezhinsky mine in Belarus.









Redpath Canada and SafeSight Exploration Win Safety Innovation Award

Redpath Canada Limited and SafeSight Exploration Inc. are the recipients of the Ontario Mine Contractors Safety Association’s (OMCSA) Safety Innovation Award for 2020. The Redpath and SafeSight collaboration has developed the SafeSight MRC Rail RunnerTM, a significant advancement in the safe use of the Mechanized Raise Climber (MRC) for mining and civil applications. For more information, please click here.

An employee operates the SafeSight MRC Rail Runner TM.