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NEWS

DRA Group Holdings appoints Pierre Julien as Executive Vice President – Origination  

1st August 2017

  Toronto, 31 July 2017 – DRA Group Holdings is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre Julien as Executive Vice President – Origination for the DRA Group.  In this role Pierre will lead DRA’s global origination team in identifying and accessing new business channels, seeking opportunities for growth into adjacent sectors and developing innovative…

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DRA lands its first causeway development in the marine environment

10th July 2017

Global engineering firm, DRA was recently awarded the contract for the development of a port facility and associated infrastructure for the export of bauxite, by Alufer Mining in Guinea. PRDW has been selected as the marine and causeway designers for the project. The Alufer Bel Air Mine project is DRA’s first causeway development, which expands…

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Engineers running supply lines in parallel to deliver on time and on budget

7th June 2017

Engineering firms are continuously being challenged to think further out of the box to meet tighter deadlines and cut down on costs in what has become a very competitive construction and mining environment. When multi-disciplinary global engineering group DRA was awarded the Whabouchi Mine project, they were requested to have a building shell for the…

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DRA awarded Elikhulu Gold Tailings Retreatment Plant project

18th May 2017

Multi-disciplinary international engineering group, DRA has been appointed by JSE-listed Pan African Resources to deliver a detailed design and construction supervision service for its Elikhulu Gold Tailings Retreatment Plant facility planned for its Evander operation in Mpumalanga. This is a substantial project relative to the size of Pan African Resources’ operations in the Evander area…

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DRA partners with Emcon Consulting Group in Namibia

20th April 2017

Multi-disciplinary global engineering group DRA has joined forces with the Emcon Consulting Group in Namibia in providing various services to the mining industry in that country. DRA Namibia will function as a franchisee under the Diversified Engineering division of the Emcon Group. It will not only be afforded the obvious benefits of a franchisor concession,…

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DRA launches graduate programme to address skills shortage

28th February 2017

JOHANNESBURG (HR Pulse) – In order to further the number of qualified graduates with practical experience in the industry, global engineering firm, DRA is launching a two-year graduate programme that will see the firm taking on eight graduates across several disciplines in the next year. Louise Dercksen, Group Human Resources Manager at DRA, says the…

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Structured Advantage

28th February 2017

JOHANNESBURG ( African Decisions) – On any given day in Africa, new mining environments are being explored, giving rise to particularly good growth performance for both those in the industry and the nations that have the resources the world wants. However, while multidisciplinary global engineering group DRA continues to expand its strong engineering capability within…

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DRA Group Holdings appoints new CEO

27th September 2016

Johannesburg, 27 September 2016 – DRA Group Holdings has today announced the appointment of Wray Carvelas as CEO, with immediate effect. Tim Netscher, Chairman of DRA, says that the DRA board went through an extensive recruitment process interviewing high calibre internal and external candidates. “Wray was the outstanding candidate for the role,” says Netscher, “this…

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Entrepreneurs pursuing gold dump projects, ‘pennyweight’ opportunities at depth

23rd August 2016

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Fresh from developing seven superb gold projects in Africa, mining project company DRA is excited about new gold project opportunities opening up in South Africa, where its sees much potential in gold tailings retreatment and also in underground gold deposits that are still rated in the pennyweight-per-ton measure of the pioneering past.…

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On-The-Air

19th August 2016

Every Friday morning, SAfm’s AMLive’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly.  Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript: Kamwendo: Illegal occupation of the Obuasi gold mine in Ghana by ‘galamsey’ miners is dealing a devastating blow to South African investors. ADVERTISEMENT Creamer: The…

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DRA enjoying rise in gold project share, eyeing more gold opportunities

17th August 2016

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Mining project house DRA, which has hit the gold project high spots in particularly West Africa, is now well poised to extend that gold triumph further into Central Africa, East Africa and also South Africa. DRA’s impressive penetration of the gold project market has been characterised by successfully tackling everything from smallish…

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DRA to design processing facilities for Pilgangoora lithium project

8th June 2016

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Perth-based lithium developer Altura Mining has tasked multidisciplinary global engineering group DRA with the preliminary engineering and design of its processing facilities at the Pilgangoora lithium project, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Pilgangoora was recognised as an advanced-stage, near-term lithium project. Mining would be conducted by openpit methods and a processing facility…

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