DRA Global (“DRA”) has been selected by Sojitz(“JST – TSE”) as the preferred partner for the restart and operations & maintenance of the Gregory Crinum Metallurgical Coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, Australia.

Sojitz Coal Mining has announced that it has officially taken ownership of the Gregory Crinum Mine located near Emerald in Central Queensland from BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance joint venture partners BHP and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.

“The selection of DRA Global as our partner for the recommencement of operations at Gregory Crinum signifies another milestone in Sojitz’s vote of confidence towards the Australian Coal Industry” said Cameron Vorias the CEO and Managing Director of Sojitz Coal Mining.

“Recommencement of mining operations at Gregory Crinum will deliver significant benefits to all our stakeholders in addition to ensuring security of supply of hard coking coal to our valued customers, as well as providing jobs and strengthening the economy for the people in the Emerald, Springsure and Capella Area and the State of Queensland.”

Vorias added that “DRA offered the best solutions in relation to the refurbishment of the processing plant and the overall operations and maintenance philosophy and providing true integrated maintenance through their wholly owned maintenance business G&S Engineering”

The restart of Gregory Crinum will be delivered in two stages with the 1st stage focusing on the refurbishment of the processing plant followed by the full operations and maintenance contract of the processing plant for the next three years.

DRA is one of the leading global providers of minerals processing Operations and Maintenance services in Africa, Middle East and the USA. “The establishment and offering Operations and Maintenance services across Australia and South East Asia has been part of DRA’s global diversification strategy” said Greg McRostie, Executive Vice President of DRA in APAC. “This is further enhanced through the acquisition of G&S Engineering services in July which enables DRA to offer our clients a truly integrated solution from managing studies and projects through to the operations and maintenance of processing facilities” McRostie added.


About DRA Global

DRA Global (“DRA”) is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group headquartered in Perth, Australia, with an impressive track record spanning more than three decades.

Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project origination and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services, DRA Global delivers optimal solutions that are tailored to meet clients’ needs.

With expertise in the areas of project development, mining, mineral processing, plant optimisation, operations & maintenance and related water, energy, and infrastructure requirements, DRA Global delivers truly comprehensive solutions to the resources sector. DRA Global employs over 4300 people and offers flexible engineering, project delivery and operations & maintenance management services worldwide through 17 offices.


Christo Visser
Senior Vice President – DRA Global christo.visser@draglobal.com