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South Africa spending less than its peers on mining research and development

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th October 2017 While South Africa had increased its investment in mining research and development (R&D) since 2014, the country’s investment was still below that of its peers, delegates heard during a panel discussion on ‘Technological Innovation and Advancements in the Mining Industry’ at the Joburg Indaba... 

South African mining industry still not spending enough on R&D

By: Mia Breytenbach     6th October 2017 While South Africa has increased its investment in mining research and development (R&D) since 2014, the country’s investment is still below that of its peers, delegates heard during a panel discussion on ‘Technological Innovation and Advancements in the Mining Industry’ at the Joburg Indaba, on... 

South Africa’s newest iron-ore mine comes on stream

By: Ilan Solomons     12th May 2017 Junior iron-ore miner Manngwe Mining plans to expand its asset base and increase production at its existing operation over the next five years to provide integrated steel and mining company ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) with between four-million and five-million tons of iron-ore a year.... 

Mining industry stands a chance through risk mitigation

     22nd April 2016 Integrated engineering projects company DRA Group CEO Paul Thomson notes that to mitigate risks for investors and mining companies, he recommends investment in consulting engineers with experience, pedigree and a good track record, which will save mining companies thousands in execution. “Mining... 

DRA Diamond Plant Recovers Huge Diamonds at Karowe

     8th December 2015 Johannesburg based engineer and project delivery company DRA Global has commented that it is pleased and proud that its innovative process plant designs have assisted in the recovery of very large diamonds at the Karowe mine of Boteti Mining (Pty) Ltd, a 100% owned subsidiary of Lucara Diamond... 

Another major PGM award for DRA

     30th November 2015   Global engineering and project delivery group DRA has announced that it has been awarded the Feasibility Study of the Darwendale PGM project in Zimbabwe by Great Dyke Investments (Pvt) Ltd (GDI), which is a Russian – Zimbabwean joint venture Company. 

Nautilus Mining awards vessel dewatering plant design contract

By: Henry Lazenby     30th July 2015 Prospective seafloor miner Nautilus Minerals has awarded a contract for the detailed design of the Solwara 1 dewatering plant to be used on the company’s production support vessel to the Brisbane office of global consulting engineering firm DRA Group. The scope of work awarded to DRA involved the... 

Dra And Aureus Mining Achieve First Gold Pour At New Liberty

     12th June 2015 South Africa based global engineering and project delivery group DRA, together with its client, Aureus Mining Inc., has recently achieved the significant milestone of the first gold pour at the New Liberty project located in north western portion of the Republic of Liberia. DRA has been involved... 

Elandsfontein phosphate project implementation awarded 

     8th May 2015 South Africa-based engineering and project delivery specialist DRA has been awarded the implementation phase of the openpit Elandsfontein phosphate project, on the West Coast of South Africa, by exploration company Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining. The engineering, procurement and... 

DRA Awarded Elandsfontein Phosphate Project 

     2nd April 2015 South Africa based engineering and project delivery specialist DRA has announced that it has been awarded the implementation phase of the Elandsfontein phosphate project, located on the west coast of South Africa, by Elandsfontein Exploration and Mining (Pty) Ltd.   The engineering, procurement... 

Maintenance specialist upbeat about 2014 contract renewals

By: Mariaan Webb     12th December 2014 Outsourced plant operations and maintenance specialist Minopex, a member of the DRA Group, has been awarded three contract renewals in 2014, which MD Gerhard Hendriksz says is indicative of the value-add service that the company offers. 

DRA Closes Strategic Acquisition of Taggart Global

     31st July 2014 DRA Group is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the Forge Group North America companies formerly known as Taggart Global. The transaction is expected to close shortly. A worldwide leader in engineering, construction, and operations services, Taggart is an excellent complementary... 

Maintenance specialist homes in on Tete

By: Ilan Solomons     11th July 2014 Outsourced plant operations and maintenance specialist Minopex, a member of global multidisciplinary organisation DRA Group, is moving its head offices from the Mozambique capital of Maputo to Tete province, the company tells Mining Weekly. This move, which follows the establishment of an... 

Ardbel set to design Waterberg project

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th July 2014 An ELB Engineering Services and DRA Group joint venture (JV), Ardbel, has been given the go-ahead to start the preliminary design and basic engineering works of the Waterberg coal project, ASX- and JSE-listed Firestone Energy said on Friday. A letter of intent was also entered into between the... 

Ardbel Commences With The Design Of The Waterberg Coal Project

     3rd July 2014 Following the announcement by Waterberg Coal Company that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with ARDBEL in February 2014 for the development of the 22 million ton per annum Coal Handling and Processing Plant and associated civil works at the WCC’s works situated in the Waterberg Region,... 

Specialised software captures maintenance data

By: Jonathan Rodin     20th June 2014 Outsourced plant operations and maintenance specialist Minopex, a member of global multidisciplinary organisation DRA Group, has completed the implementation of new procurement and maintenance systems for four of the 15 sites at which it is currently involved in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho... 

DRA, ELB form JV to offer large-scale materials-handling solution

By: Natalie Greve     31st January 2013 Project management company DRA Group and diversified engineering company ELB Group on Wednesday announced a collaboration that would aim to deliver large-scale materials handling solutions for African projects. 

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