DRA Global wins construction contract at Rio Tinto’s Gudai-Darri

G&S Engineering Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of DRA Global (“DRA”), has been awarded the construction contract by FLSmidth to provide site erection services and commissioning assistance for the installation of three rail mounted yard machines at Rio Tinto’s new Gudai-Darri Mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia. 

Gudai-Darri is Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s new mine and dry processing plant, set to be their most technologically advanced.  The project will require close coordination with not only FLSmidth, but also Rio Tinto as well as other contractors working on site.

Greg McRostie, DRA’s Executive Vice President APAC, said, “The Group is delighted to assist FLSmidth with this construction contract.  The contract is an exciting opportunity and reinforces DRA’s capabilities for rail mounted yard machines, for both erection and ongoing maintenance.”

A team peaking at 75 will deliver the project, which commenced in March 2021 and is projected for completion in Q4 2021.

DRA has a strong history of successfully delivering projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.   


About DRA

DRA 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 delivers optimal solutions that are tailored to meet clients’ needs.

With expertise in the areas of project development, mining, mineral processing, plant optimisation, operational readiness, systems integration, operations & maintenance and related water, energy, industrial and infrastructure requirements, DRA delivers truly comprehensive solutions to the resources sector. DRA employs over 4500 people and offers flexible engineering & operations management services worldwide through 20 offices.




Christo Visser

Senior Vice President - DRA Global