Yangibana Rare Earths Project


Hasting Technology Metals Limited




Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) & Front-End Engineering Design (FEED)

DRA Global has been awarded the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Hasting Technology Metals Limited, for the Yangibana Rare Earths Project in Western Australia. The Project currently spans approximately 650 square kilometres and is in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia and will supply the growing demand for new technology metals.

After completion of a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) in 2017, Hastings has now undertaken to develop the Yangibana Project further, specifically the vital first phase of the processing plant.

The site plot plan has been approved and is ready for detailed engineering and execution to proceed. The flow sheet for this initial project will comprise of two key elements; beneficiation and hydrometallurgy. This FEED scope of work shall progress the process plant engineering design and place long lead equipment orders to obtain vendor data to progress engineering in critical areas. A further outcome of this scope of work will be to define the requirements for detailed design, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCM) of the Yangibana Rare Earths Project processing facility.

In addition, this scope of work will progress engineering and update the project cost estimate for the Yangibana Rare Earths Project processing facility. The processing plant has been fast tracked by Hastings, and the first phase is expected to be completed by the end of December 2018.