DRA Global is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group headquartered in Perth, Australia, with an impressive track record spanning more than three decades. Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project development and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services, DRA Global delivers optimal solutions that are tailored to meet clients’ needs.
DRA Global was awarded the EPCM contract for the Kibali Gold mine, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), owned by RandGold Resources, AngloGold Ashanti and SOKIMO. DRA Global delivered the design, procurement and project management of the metallurgical plant including the infrastructure, a 45 MW backup power system, tailings system for a 6.1 Mt lined concentrate tailings dam and 7.6 Mt float tailings dam with construction commencing in 2012.
The rugged Kalahari semi-desert of South Africa’s Northern Cape was first occupied by the San Bushmen, one of the oldest living peoples in Africa. The name of the area is derived from the San word ‘Kgalagadi’, meaning ‘waterless place’. Here, under the 40⁰C blazing summer sun, remote towns like Kuruman and Kathu, or the literally-named Hotazel, are well known for their rich deposits of ferrous metals under the arid soil.
The project included the development and construction of a 187 500 ktpm run of mine DMS plant and a 150 000 ktpm mill and flotation plant with a projected 50 years life of mine.
DRA Global installed the entire high-tech underground infrastructure, including conveyors, vent fans, pumps, environmental monitoring equipment, electrical reticulation and automated equipment.