We are experts in underground construction. For over 55 years we have been carrying out construction projects all over the world, specialising in mining, drilling, tunnelling and infrastructural activities.
Unique knowledge and experience
In the Polish copper ore mines, we have built a few dozen shafts and hundreds of kilometres of underground headings and drifts. We have built a few dozen of metro, rail, road and hydro-engineering tunnels on four continents.
We have unique know-how and technology, and expand them continually. Drawing on our rich past, we focus on the future and undertake the execution of the most challenging engineering tasks.
We take on the most difficult challenges
Contemporary civil engineers have to tackle increasingly difficult challenges such as erecting new facilities in the centres of vibrant cities, constructing tunnel crossings in remote locations, or building a complete mining infrastructure in the areas of newly discovered mineral deposits.
Solutions to many such problems can be provided by underground construction. We know this because of our 55 years’ experience acquired while boring hundreds of kilometres of tunnels, shafts, headings and drifts in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.
We incur business obligations based on the following:
Comprehensive character of contracting services
we construct not only individual facilities but also complete mines, industrial complexes or infrastructural projects;
State-of-the-art technological solutions
we own proprietary engineering technologies such as a rock mass freezing technology or a technology minimising the negative impact of detonation operations on the environment;
Safety at every stage of a construction project
despite executing our projects in extreme conditions, we work without any accidents and always implement the most demanding methods of ensuring safety at construction sites used in the mining sector.
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For many years we have undertaken the execution of the most difficult engineering projects, continually pushing the physical and technological limits of our operations. Our value is proved by people, our experience and clearly defined business objectives.
We are always ready for new challenges!
The strategy and vision of PeBeKa
Drawing on the tradition, we focus on the future. This maxim summarises the values we preserve in PeBeKa. Fulfilling our MISSION to create value for our stakeholders by carrying our comprehensive underground and infrastructural construction engineering projects on the basis of our previous experience, our employees’ achievements, and our state-of-the-art and proprietary technologies we pursue the realisation of our VISION of the leading provider of services and solutions in the area of underground construction engineering.
Our particular goals are specified in the Corporate Policy. The Policy constitutes our obligation:
to increase the level of our Partners’ satisfaction by:
- orienting our activities towards the fulfilment of their (present and future) needs and expectations,
- improving the quality of provided services and implementing the comprehensive contracting programme,
- technological development and innovativeness of offered products.
to ensure organisational effectiveness by:
- coherent process management, continuous process improvement, and consistent application of tools used to detect and avoid risks influencing the effectiveness of achieving the organisation's objectives.
to develop the targeted skills and competencies of the PeBeKa team by:
- raising the employees’ awareness of their individual influence on quality, the environment, and the occupational health and safety conditions,
- increasing the employees’ competences and commitment to improvement-related activities.
to conduct business activities in the manner which is safe to people and friendly to the environment by:
- minimising negative environmental impacts and taking care of the good condition of the environment,
- improving on a continuous basis the methods of identifying threats and preventing breakdowns, work-related accidents, occupational diseases, and near misses,
- ensuring a continuously high level of work safety.
The history of Przedsiębiorstwo Budowy Kopalń PeBeKa is an example of “how the steel was tampered”. Fifty-five years have passed since the discovery of rich copper ore deposits in the Legnica-Głogów. Industrial District in the south-western part of Poland and the sinking of the first mine shaft.
During this period the enterprise developed its competences, carrying out ambitious construction engineering projects all over the world and becoming one of the most experienced companies in underground construction. Nowadays PeBeKa successfully carries out comprehensive construction projects related to mining or drilling operations and the construction of infrastructural or industrial facilities. We have come a long way.
the commencement of works on the drilling of the geological and reconnaissance S-759 borehole near the village of Kurzydłowice in the commune of Grębocice
the commencement of KRWP's first project: the drilling of reconnaissance boreholes in the Grodzieńska Basin near Bolesławiec
the commencement of works related to one of the most important public transport projects before the Euro 2012 football tournament, i.e. the building of the Lecha Housing Estate - Franowo tram line in Poznań
the commencement of works related to the construction of the thirty-first GG-1 shaft in the Copper Belt, in Kwielice near Grębocice
the commencement of works on the construction of a rail connection to the Okęcie airport and the modernisation of the rail line from the Warsaw city centre to the Okęcie airport
the commencement of works on the sinking of the SW-4 shaft
the commencement of the construction of the Zagłębie Lubin stadium
the commencement of the construction of the SW-4 shaft; the shaft is of strategic importance for the copper industry as it is to reach very deep copper ore deposits
the commencement of the performance of the contract with a hydro power plant in the Philippines
the commencement of the drilling of a water discharge tunnel for the Sungai Kelinchi reservoir in Malaysia
the commencement of the construction of road tunnels in Jerusalem, Israel and Hong Kong, China
the signing of the contract with a Turkish company for the construction of mainline tunnels in the rapid railway system in Ankara
the completion of the contract for the construction of tunnels in Algeria
the commencement of the drilling of metro tunnels in Warsaw
the commencement of works on the reconstruction of the Wessel chamber in the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine
the completion of the contract for the construction of tunnels in Algeria
the first export contract – the reconstruction of underground workings in the “Preussag” anthracite mine in Ibbenbüren, Germany
the commissioning of the “Rudna” copper ore mine
he signing of the contract for the construction of four pedestrian tunnels under the Wisłostrada Route in Warsaw. It was the first contract for the performance of underground works in Warsaw
the commissioning of the “Lubin” and “Polkowice” copper ore mines
the establishment of the of the Copper Ore Mines Construction Enterprise (now PeBeKa) by the Minister of the Heavy Industry
The value of our work is confirmed by its effects and the trust of our customers. On the map of PeBeKa’s successfully competed projects there are a few hundred spots scattered over 5 continents.
Among numerous awards granted to the company by various institutions and mass media organisations there are those emphasising its reliability and trustworthiness (e.g. The Fair Play Award, The Solid Enterprise Award), very good economic position (lists of Poland's largest business enterprises, the Forbes Diamond Award, the title of the Good Company), innovativeness (A Pearl of the Polish Economy), and achievements in foreign trade (The Excellent Polish Exporter).
PeBeKa is also a company respected by its competitors in the underground construction sector. The company's projects have received many awards in the categories of underground, industrial or infrastructural construction. The awarded projects include, among others, the following:
- the construction of a pipeline transporting copper ore floatation wastes from the copper ore mines to the Żelazny Most wastes storage;
- the reconstruction of the shaft bottoms and the equipment of the shaft for the purpose of installing two passenger and goods lifts in the medieval “Regis” in the “Wieliczka” salt mine;
- the tunnel drilling works related to the construction of the Bielany section of the Warsaw metro and the construction of the A-23 Młociny station.
KGHM Polska Miedź Group
The company Przedsiębiorstwo Budowy Kopalń "PeBeKa" S.A. is a part of the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Group, the world's leading manufacturer of copper and silver, which holds 100% of shares in PeBeKa. The KGHM Polska Miedź Group conducts business operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, employing over 34 000 people all over the world.
The KGHM Group comprises a number of companies specialising in mining, construction, processing and recycling, industrial chemical engineering, industrial research and development, power generation and transport. More information on the KGHM Group can be found at kghm.com