For more than 30 years DRA Global has mastered its expertise in the sugar, bio-ethanol, biomass power generation, timber and food and beverage industries. The organisation is recognised throughout the industry as leaders in project planning, project management, engineering and agricultural development services, offering comprehensive solutions to suit client’s specific requirements.

DRA Global’s golden standard of service delivery ensures projects are delivered within client-specific time, cost and quality constraints while meeting financial performance objectives. Clients realise the value of the DRA Global partnership and are confident in the organisation’s ability to develop, implement and subsequently operate their projects. This is owed to DRA Global’s extensive knowledge in project development, project financing, engineering, management and feasibility studies in both green and brownfield projects, for sugar refinery and milling, as well as ethanol production projects.

As global specialists in the design and project management of sugar, timber and bio-energy projects, clients have entrusted the organisation with nearly 500 projects, in over 20 African countries as well as Indonesia, China, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

The fully integrated project solution, from project conceptualisation through to detailed engineering design, project execution and asset management is what satisfies all client concerns. Clients are as diverse as services, ranging from private sector to government departments, investors and funders. DRA Global has advised clients on large scale agricultural development projects that will develop national agricultural sectors.

The organisation acknowledges its responsibility to clients and communities and remains committed to guiding the industry to deliver higher levels of management excellence. In collaboration with a team of experts, DRA GLobal advised on and produced an internationally recognised manual on “Good Management Practices Manual for the Cane Sugar Industry”.


agricultural development services

Greenfields Sugar Factory and Distillery

Client: Kibos Sugar and Allied Industries Ltd

Location: Kenya

Following the successful completion of a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) for Kibos Sugar and Allied Industries Ltd., DRA Global managed the construction of the first greenfields mini sugar factory and distillery in the Kenyan sugar industry in over 25 years.  The successful completion of the project was influential in fulfilling the country’s import substitution, job creation and rural infrastructure development objectives.

agricultural development services

Xinavane Factory Expansion

Client: Tongaat Hulett Sugar

Location: Mozambique

DRA Global managed Tongaat Hulett Sugar’s Xinavane Sugar Mill expansion project in Mozambique, increasing mill capacity from 150tcph to 380tcph over a period of 30 months on an EPCM basis.

agricultural development services

Hippo Valley Estates

Client: Tongaat Hulett Sugar

Location: Zimbabwe

In December 1999 DRA Global successfully managed the upgrade of the Hippo Valley Estates sugar mill in South-eastern Zimbabwe. Professionals were requested to design and construct a new bagasse handling system which included the installation of a bank of 23 hydraulic ploughs on an 80m conveyor belt feeding 6 boilers. The project team managed the installation of the process plant, refurbishment of existing boilers, juice heaters, and upgrade and automation of the evaporator station.