• DRA finalises two Australian acquisitions which will expand its project execution capabilities and footprint in the region
  • Acquisitions extend DRA’s workforce in Australia to over circa 1,100 with offices in Perth, Brisbane and Mackay

Global engineering, project delivery and operations management group, the DRA Group (“DRA”), is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Queensland-based G&S Engineering Services (“G&S Engineering or “G&S”) from Calibre Group Limited.

As announced on 5 July 2018, DRA entered into a conditional agreement to acquire G&S Engineering. The contract conditions have been met, and the transaction has now been successfully closed. The acquisition cements DRA’s position in Australia, specifically on the East Coast, adding a total workforce of circa 1000.

The news also follows the completion of the transaction of Perth-based engineering company Minnovo, announced on 17 January 2018. Minnovo adds key resources and experience to DRA’s capabilities, extending DRA’s procurement, project management, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance capabilities in the region.

Wray Carvelas, Chief Executive Officer of DRA commented: “I am delighted to officially welcome G&S Engineering and Minnovo to the DRA Group.”

“These acquisitions are highly complementary to the DRA Group, increasing our footprint, resources and contacts in Australia. Both companies have a solid track record, broadening the engineering scope of services we can offer.”

“We have a clear growth strategy, and Australia is a key geography for us. We look forward to these acquisitions opening up new long-term opportunities in the region.”




About G&S Engineering

G&S Engineering has extensive experience encompassing the entire project lifecycle from construction, through maintenance and optimisation to final decommissioning and deconstruction of a project. Its core services include:
• Maintenance and asset management services, providing maintenance, shutdown, optimisation and sustaining capital solutions for new and existing surface and underground fixed and mobile plant; and
• Construction, delivering both greenfield and brownfield capital projects for clients’ operational assets and infrastructure.


About Minnovo

Minnovo is an engineering services provider formed and managed by a group of experienced engineering professionals who have extensive and successful backgrounds in the design and construction of mineral processing facilities and their associated infrastructure requirements, across a wide range of mineral commodities and unit processes.


About DRA

DRA is a highly successful and credible diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group, with an impressive +30-year track record. Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project origination and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services, DRA delivers optimal solutions that are tailored to meet clients’ needs.

With expertise in the areas of project development, mining, mineral processing, plant optimisation and operations and related water, energy, and infrastructure requirements, DRA delivers truly comprehensive solutions to the resources sector. DRA employs over 4000 people and offers flexible engineering & operations management services worldwide through 16 offices.


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Christo Visser
Senior Vice President Origination
DRA Group
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