A Unique Australian/African Partnership for Australian Companies with African Projects
Johannesburg, 4 August, 2014 – Global engineering group, DRA and Perth-based specialist mine planning consultancy, Orelogy, have entered into a partnership agreement to enhance both companies’ service offering and market share in the Australasian mining industry. The relationships and market presence of Orelogy will benefit DRA to further penetrate markets in Australia, while offering additional services in Africa.
DRA has extensive knowledge of the African mining market and has a diverse service offering. “There are over 400 projects in the African market that are owned by Australian-based mining companies. DRA is an expert in delivering African projects and this partnership will further allow DRA to tap into this market and ensure continued success,” says Neale Goddard, Managing Director of DRA’s Mining division. “Orelogy’s expertise in project optimization and specialist software will further enhance DRA’s capabilities in the market.
Orelogy Managing Director, Steve Craig is aware that clients are looking for a complete service offering and says this partnership will offer Australian clients a unique value proposition over the entire project life cycle. “I’m very excited about the partnership that we have entered into with DRA. DRA’s critical mass and African experience gives us the opportunity to further break through into the African market and provide an enhanced service to a larger client base”.
Clive Hart, DRA Australasia’s CEO says: “Africa is DRA’s strength but the clients who have African projects are based all over the world. We need to give our clients ease of access to a project house that can implement these projects in Africa.” This partnership therefore, further highlights DRA’s commitment to its global growth strategy which also includes the acquisition of Taggart Global in the United States.
DRA is a multi-disciplinary global engineering group that originated in South Africa and delivers mining, mineral processing, energy, water treatment and infrastructure services from concept to commissioning, as well as comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the mineral resources and energy sectors. DRA has offices in Africa, Australia, Canada, China, India and the United States.
Orelogy is a specialist mine planning consultancy and developer of project evaluation and scheduling software focusing on surface mining. Operating as an agile and responsive company, Orelogy adopt a partnership approach with clients to ensure the delivery of high value but also practical outcomes. For more information on Orelogy visit: www.orelogy.com.
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