INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure is a fundamental aspect of successful project delivery. DRA Global’s dedicated professionals provide comprehensive project management, engineering and design capabilities across the infrastructure, structural steel, concrete, marine and architectural disciplines. For more than three decades the organisation has assisted clients with requirements that range from conceptual engineering and detailed engineering, through to the provision of technical specifications and bid documentation for EPCM contracts, including project management and construction supervision. All projects adhere to approved specifications, from feasibility studies and initial ground breaking, to commissioning and final sign off.

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Bulk earthworks
  • Roads & Rail
  • Water Management
  • Environmental compliance
  • Social infrastructure

 

  • Structural steel engineering
  • Concrete engineering
  • Architecture design
  • Materials handling

Infrastructure Engineering /

DRA Global’s infrastructure team has provided design and drawing services for most of the structures, systems and facilities needed for successful project implementation.

The organisation’s drawing office utilises the latest design and modelling software packages to deliver total solutions including take-off quantities, 3D models, 2D layouts and rendered models for presentations and BIM services to meet any project requirement including safety, environmental and community development requirements.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING /

DRA Global has designed structures both on land and in the marine environment. This includes marine structures of all descriptions, from permanent and temporary works to land-based industrial, commercial and residential buildings. Through specialist experience in numerical analysis and the use of FEA produces, the organisation carries out advanced dynamic or nonlinear analysis of any type of structure.

 

Services in structural analysis and steel component design include:

  • Process plant structures
  • Road and pile bridges
  • Infrastructure building design
  • Underground mining conveyances
  • Statues
  • Commercial buildings
  • Industrial steel structures
  • Structural condition assessments
  • Fatigue and vibration assessments
  • Forensic failure investigations

 

CONCRETE ENGINEERING /

A broad spectrum of concrete engineering design includes heavy civil engineering infrastructure associated with both large- and small-scale projects and public and private sector developments. Sustainability is a key concern and the organisation is committed to delivering projects safely, with minimal environmental impact to ensure clients meet international industry specific environmental standards.

 

Structures in the mining, industrial, private and commercial sectors, include the following:

  • Unreinforced or lightly reinforced concrete, including gravity structures
  • Foundations for concrete and steel structures
  • Foundations for heavy plant and machinery
  • Piling and caissons (deep foundations)
  • Floor slabs for all applications
  • Conventional reinforced concrete framed structures
  • Pre-stressed and post-tensioned concrete
  • Reservoirs (up to 50 ML capacity and higher)
  • Civil structures for mining and industry (e.g.: Silo’s and tunnels)
  • Underground mining applications (including dewatering dams)
  • Seismic and vibration analysis and design
  • Structural Inspection and Maintenance Management (SIMMS) audits and structural inspections
  • Design for repair works to damaged structures to extend lifespan

 

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN /

In both the public and private sector, DRA Global provides clients with architectural services for small-, medium- and large-scale developments. Capabilities range from simple structures to complex multi-disciplinary projects, offering conceptual and detailed design, project management and execution solutions.

Creativity and innovation are combined to deliver the next generation of building projects including township development, administration offices, access control and laboratories, workshops, winder buildings and stores. Design methodologies prioritise cost, environmental sustainability and innovation through renewable energy solutions, biodegradable materials, insulation, effective building orientation and fenestration.

 

Commercially effective solutions include:

  • RAP housing and developments
  • Low cost structures such as schools and community projects
  • Industrial buildings
  • Mining structures
  • Administration facilities
  • Environmentally sustainable buildings
  • Commercial developments
  • Private buildings and structures

 

LOGISTICS & MATERIALS HANDLING /

Having delivered projects across six continents, DRA Global understands the challenging logistics often associated with remote locations across the mining, power, biomass, aggregate production and transportation industries.

Systems are built to meet the highest environmental standards and transport coal, metallurgical coke, petroleum coke, frac sands, biomass, limestone, gypsum, cement and ash, among other aggregates.

The organisation has designed and installed more than 300km of conveyors in all five major climate types – from frozen arctic conditions to hot and dusty terrain.

 

 

Solutions include:

  • Design, construction and commissioning of overland conveyors
  • Bulk storage and reclaim systems
  • Truck and barge loaders and unloaders
  • Unit batch weigh loadouts
  • Unit train unloading systems

PORTS & MARINE /

DRA Global offers complete solutions in marine engineering through its team of experienced professionals. Expertise in marine environmental analysis plays a key role in the initial planning and evaluation of marine infrastructure projects and ensures delivery of innovative and dynamic solutions to clients.

PORTS, HARBOURS AND COASTAL ENGINEERING /

World-class planning, engineering and project management services cover all aspects of port and harbour planning and design. Together with leading international companies, DRA Global has worked on multi-billion-dollar coastal engineering design projects. The highly qualified team of design and project specialists deliver conceptual engineering, detailed engineering and provide clients with the necessary technical specifications. The organisation offers a full service on EPCM contracts, including project management and construction supervision.

Featured Projects

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Tweefontein Plant Expansion

Glencore’s Tweefontein coal processing plant in Mpumalanga South Africa, is one of DRA Global’s largest EPC projects to date. It involved the replacement of three existing 9 Million tonne per annum Coal Preparation plants (CPP) into a single plant.


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AL RAHA BEACH DEVELOPMENT

The AI Raha Beach Development project in Abu Dhabi comprised the construction of 13,4km of concrete sea wall protection to form a series of artificial islands. 


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KIBALI GOLD PROJECT

DRA 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 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.