Obotan Gold Project


Asanko Gold




3 Mtpa



Contract Type:



Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management

DRA Global was awarded the EPCM contract for the 3 Mtpa gold processing plant located 36 km west of Obuasi in the mansie West District, Ashanti Region of Ghana. The processing plant consists of a primary crushing facility, SAG Milling and CIL Circuit with associated services and infrastructure. In addition the scope included a 80 ha lined tailings dam, 30 km overland 161 kV power line, 161 kV Substation, workshops, stores, other plant infrastructure and the Nkran Pit dewatering.

This is DRA’s second gold plant in Ghana and third in West Africa over the past 4 years. The project was confronted with extremely high rainfall during the construction period. Nonetheless, we achieved our targets, pouring gold in Q1 2016 bringing the plant online under budget with a safety record of 5 million LTIFR hours. The plant was commissioned and ramped up to full production within 6 weeks. Post practical completion DRA Operations (Minopex) continues to assist Asanko with the plant operation and training of operators.

During construction DRA managed 2 400 employees and contractors on site. The process plant now produces 190 000 oz of gold per annum. DRA also implemented all associated mine infrastructure, including the Nkran Open Cast pit design and Mine planning.

Additional study work by DRA has continued on the project as well as the Tetram Village Relocation project.