Clients recognise the value of our comprehensive knowledge and broad experience in EPCM, EPC and hybrid solutions. Due to our extensive expertise, we are able to consistently deliver fit-for-purpose engineering solutions that add real value.
Our design capabilities, complemented by strong project management skills, ensures the successful implementation of projects on any continent, across multiple sectors. In addition to tailored contracting models that meet unique project requirements, we add further value through flexible and project-specific implementation plans; we have effectively delivered challenging projects within stringent time, cost, quality, risk and safety constraints.
DRA’s client service principles connect employees and clients but also clients and our broader network of industry stakeholders. We have established solid relationships with global industry suppliers to source superior equipment and materials that, in-turn, deliver cost effective solutions to our clients:
- Detailed design and engineering
- Mine design and scheduling
- Mine Winder systems engineering and design and shaft headgear design
- Customised design of processing plants
- Electrical control systems and instrumentation
- Infrastructure design and engineering plant, mining and Bulk utilities
- Mechanical, civil and structural engineering
- Materials handling solutions
- Project and construction management
- Commissioning and production ramp-up
Drawing on decades of experience, DRA has developed execution strategies which can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of individual clients and contracts. A needs analysis is undertaken, on a project-by-project basis, and all necessary adjustments are implemented in accordance with the global standards as set by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
From pre-feasibility to final hand-over, in addition to interim or ongoing operations and management, our professionals are able to direct the entire lifecycle of a project. Project delivery is provided in various contracting forms that include the typical engineering, procurement and construction management services approach (EPCM), lump sum turnkey (LSTK), agreed target cost (ATC) or build, own, operate, transfer basis (BOOT) with optional fast track implementation.
DRA offers full engineering, design and drafting capability across multiple disciplines. Our engineers routinely make use of their considerable on-site operations experience to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions for new projects.
Clients often call on us to optimize existing operations, beginning with technical audits.
Together with our clients we have designed and built mineral processing plants, and associated on-plant infrastructure, around the world. We provide the full spectrum of construction services, either in-house or together with strategic partners.
Our project execution strategies are flexible and designed to suit the needs of our clients.
We adapt our services to accommodate various contract delivery models, including:
- Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
- Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM)
- Lump Sum Turnkey (LSTK)
- Agreed Target Cost (ATC)
- Incentivized (EPCM & LSTK)
- Build Own Operate (BOO)
- Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT)
To support all projects our dedicated team of professionals offer the project management services:
- Cost control
- Procurement assistance
- Quality assessment and quality control
- Document control, and project logistics or materials handling services.
Incorporating innovative concepts of plant design (both mechanical and structural) into the layout and operating principles of new projects is essential for managers to improve quality and maximise profits from their assets.
These concepts enhance design efficiencies, and reduce both capital and operating costs, in areas such as earthworks, civil engineering, piping, electrical and energy consumption. Clients choose to partner with us due to our superior expertise in:
- Equipment specification, design and inspection
- Vibration analysis
- Computer-based conveyor design
- A selection of appropriate wear-resistant materials
- Paint-system design
- Cost-effective plant layout with due consideration to maintenance requirements
- Intelligent piping layout
- Spillage and splash-free transfer points and junction boxes
Our design team combines the specialist skills of experienced section leaders, draughts people and CAD operators who conceptualise mechanical designs, in either 3D or 2D forms, depending on project requirements and client preference.
Due to expert Autodesk capabilities, retained within our team, clients are able to view a full 3D project model environment, beyond standard scope but rather including micro and macro factors for a comprehensive project outline.
In order to meet project deadlines we have integrated expert Autodesk capabilities within our team. Using advanced 4D modelling, clients are able to view 3D drawings, constructed in ‘virtual time’, which account for supplier delivery programs. Project owners and teams are provided a superior level of insight through skillful analytics which anticipate potential time clashes, optimize cash flow, and de-risk remote access projects. Should any delays be experienced during the implementation of a project, the 4D modelling is used to investigate contingency measures and formulate a solution to meet commissioning time frames.
A global procurement strategy which minimises cost, shortens lead times and reduces risk is integral to project success. To maximise value for clients, DRA established a procurement office in China and, for over ten years, has offered low cost, close-tolerance and quality fabricated steel and plate work services on all projects.
Through our global network, DRA connects proven suppliers and logistics experts worldwide to ensure optimal pricing within quality and time constraints. This integrated approach to procurement practices supports our efforts to meet client needs through increased flexibility, logistics optimisation and in-house QA & QC and expediting. We work with trusted suppliers to deliver a better quality product, within a shorter time frame and at a lower cost to our clients.