Energy

DRA Global has leading engineering and design capabilities in power generation, transmission and distribution. The organisation provides complete energy solutions including renewable, conventional, storage, and hybrid solutions through EPC/EPCM, Power Purchasing Agreements (PPA) or Independent Power Producer (IPP) models.

SOLAR PV ENERGY /

Solar PV Energy includes both solar thermal and solar electric power solutions.  These solutions yield energy savings and reduce operating expenditure (OPEX). An integrated approach maximises return on investment by increasing efficiencies and lifespan of existing power systems.

The team of professionals is familiar with the various available storage solutions and closely follow global techno-commercial developments.

Partnership networks facilitate the delivery of full project lifecycle solutions including:

  • Early project planning and feasibility studies
  • Modelling of PV plant yields
  • Integration of solar power into existing power systems
  • Balance-of-plant design
  • Detailed engineering
  • Civil and electrical engineering design
  • Project and construction management
  • Commissioning
  • Ongoing operation and maintenance

 

WIND ENERGY /

An extensive and integrated network enables the evaluation of wind energy opportunities, navigating regulatory environments and implementing wind energy strategies to meet specific project needs.

The full project management and engineering complement delivers impressive wind power projects and provides comprehensive project lifecycle solutions including:

  • Early project planning and feasibility studies
  • Site research
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Preliminary engineering
  • Civil, mechanical and electrical engineering design
  • Environmental resource studies and impact assessments
  • Permitting services
  • Turbine evaluation and selection
  • Interconnection services

BIO ENERGY /

Impressive knowledge in anaerobic digestion of downstream agricultural waste streams produces biogas for power generation and heating solutions.

The team of acclaimed technologists provide clients with a holistic approach to bio energy, waste and environmental requirements to develop solutions that optimise clients’ social, environmental and financial return on investment.

Expertise includes:

  • Sugar cane bagasse and trash
  • Woody biomass and waste streams from sugar
  • Bio-ethanol
  • Timber processing
  • Biomass power project evaluation

 

HYDRO ENERGY /

By drawing on its vast experience, DRA Global delivers complete hydropower plant solutions ranging from less than 1 MW to over 30 MW.

Through integrated and smart partnership networks, full project lifecycle solutions include:

  • Early project planning and feasibility studies
  • River basin studies and sustainable water resource planning
  • Hydrological, topographical and geotechnical investigations
  • Hydraulic studies and modelling
  • Dam, reservoir and water conveyance engineering
  • Reservoir optimisation and design
  • Generation output modelling
  • Power plant design and refurbishment
  • Transmission lines, substations and system analysis
  • Controls and automation
  • Floodplain and inundation mapping
  • Dam safety evaluations
  • Asset valuations and management
  • Operations and maintenance

 

CONVENTIONAL ENERGY /

Conventional energy solutions include diesel, heavy fuel oil (HFO), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) all through innovative delivery methods.

New and improved methods of delivering power result in practical business solutions that offer high return on investment.

TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION /

Full range of transmission and distribution services for the whole life cycle of a project. With the knowledge to deliver against the full spectrum of a project, solutions are developed to meet basic and complex configurations, from inception through to the close-out stage.

The organisation provides the following key services:

  • Power system load flow
  • Power plant sizing
  • Substations ≤ 400kV
  • Overhead lines
  • Low voltage and high voltage network designs

 

FEATURED PROJECTS

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MIMOSA MINE

The design, construction and commissioning of 18km 132kV overhead line including "Feed- in/Feed-out" and 132/11kV substations to feed Mimosa Platinum Mine Phase 2 expansion.


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NGEZI PLATINUM MINE

DRA Global undertook the EPCM for the project which involved project management, detailed engineering design, procurement, construction, management, technical documentation and final project design report.


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KIBALI

DRA was awarded the EPCM contract for the Kibali Gold mine, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), owned by RandGold Resources, AngloGold Ashanti and SOKIMO. DRA delivered the design, procurement and project management of the metallurgical plant including the infrastructure, a 45 MW backup power system, tailings system for a 6.1 Mt lined concentrate tailings dam and 7.6 Mt float tailings dam with construction commencing in 2012.