DRA Global is a diversified, multi-disciplinary, global engineering group with a 34 year track record that offers comprehensive service to clients worldwide. The company specializes in delivering complete solutions in the areas of mining, mineral & metals processing, energy, agriculture, water treatment and infrastructure services from concept to commissioning, operations and maintenance services.
DRA applies a collaborative approach and draws on extensive experience to deliver optimal solutions that are tailored to meet clients’ needs. With 12 offices across the globe, DRA is able to meet our client’s needs wherever they chose to operate, ensuring coverage of all continents and every time zone.
The team of professionals at DRA are committed to providing engineering excellence through all stages of the project life cycle, from concept through delivery, commissioning, operations and reclamation. We are driven by creativity and mathematical precision to meet the challenges of today and the needs of tomorrow.
DRA’s clients appreciate that the company is able to practically apply knowledge to mechanical and structural plant layout solutions which, in turn, provides ease of operation, improves plant availability and overall profitability.
At DRA we share an ambition to innovate beyond limitations and add real value through improved processes that strengthen our clients’ cost /risk /return matrix. The result is innovative, compact layouts that work, and satisfy every performance test. By using proven technologies and formulating new and inventive ways to apply them, clients acknowledge DRA’s superior level of innovation as a key differentiator to competitors in the industry.
In addition, the research optimises the use of space and minimizes costly maintenance for the full duration of a project. Through considering the relative placement of equipment and by accounting for unique features of the environment and topography, we ensure maximum efficiency in design.
Dedicated project teams are kept small, lean and staffed with the best skills for the project to provide clients with dedicated support from beginning to end, ensuring thorough project understanding and continuity until completion. A collaborative community drives timely, relevant, and responsive engagement with all stakeholders and delivers world-class service to world-class clients.
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Countries of Operation:
AMERICAS: DRA continues to expand its capabilities in North and South America to meet client needs across both continents. Due to our extensive cold weather engineering experience, our Americas team has delivered over 700 projects and studies in Canada, South America and the USA across a broad range of commodities, specifically in coal, gold, diamonds and lithium. Our primary North American offices are located in Toronto, Montreal and Pittsburgh, supported by ancillary offices in Nitro and Beckley, West Virginia.
AUSTRALIA / ASIA-PACIFIC: DRA has advised on some of the largest and most strategic projects in the Australian / Asia-Pacific region. Our track record extends across the Asian continent and includes over 40 successful projects in China.
EMEA: Our vast experience in the mining and minerals sector has delivered over 1 000 projects studies across multiple sectors and we are known throughout the industry as leaders in the platinum and diamond sector. Our primary African office is located in Johannesburg, South Africa and supported by offices in Cape Town, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
- Base Metals
- Ferro- Nickel
- Iron Ore
Plans & Latest Developments
DRA’s office locations worldwide ensure coverage of all continents and every time zone and our global footprint enables us to meet our clients’ needs wherever they choose to operate. The company plans to continue expanding its services globally, with a special focus on the APAC region.
DRA recently achieved another major milestone in its international growth strategy with the execution of an agreement to acquire Minnovo, a Perth based engineering company. Minnovo will add further depth to DRA’s metallurgical, engineering, procurement, project management, construction and commissioning capabilities in Australia, as well as enhancing on-the-ground resources to clients in the APAC region.
Board of Directors:
DRA Global is headed by the top minds in the industry. CEO Wray Carvelas has over 25 years’ experience in gold, copper, diamonds, iron ore, nickel and platinum, and is backed by a global team of tremendously experiences professionals, each bringing his/ her own set of specialized skills and knowledge to the company:
- Executives: Wray Carvelas and Andrew Naude
- Executive Vice Presidents: Gerhard Hendriksz, Rick Thomas, Pierre Julien, Neale Goddard, Adele O’Callaghan, Greg Mcrostie
- Senior Vice Presidents: Chad Botha, Phildi Scholtz, Alistair Hodgkinson, Erich Meintjies, Glenn Bezuidenhout, Tertius van Niekerk, Val Coetzee, Paul Howard, Christo Visser
Why should investors invest in you?
At DRA Global we don’t just build projects, we build trust.
The company has designed and built minerals processing plants on five continents and have successfully delivered over 2000 projects and studies worldwide. DRA is known for our ability to deliver on time, while adhering to the highest safety standards and within budget – all in remote and challenging locations.
Over three decades we have built an enviable knowledge base and are proudly known for our superior expertise and fit for purpose, solutions. This focus on solutions is why DRA is the partner of choice for engineering, project delivery and asset management.
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