The engineering design process is a methodical series of steps that engineers use in creating functional products and processes. Throughout its 20 international offices, DRA Global employs highly experienced engineers, renowned in their various fields. As a multidisciplinary engineering group, DRA Global can assist clients with mining, mineral processing, energy, water treatment, industrial and infrastructure services.

Engineering services


DRA Global values continued research, refinement and development, with a focus on reviewing internal workflows, design packages, latest technology and industry requirements to ensure consistent delivery of high-quality designs.

The organisation’s highly skilled Designers, BIM Modelers and Design Package Specialists are spread across the various engineering disciplines, inclusive (but not limited to), Mining, Process, Civil, Marine, Structural, Mechanical and EC&I, to produce intelligent 3D models in a live collaborative environment.


3D models are a digital representation of the physical and the functional characteristics of the plant/mine facility DRA Global designs. They enable the various disciplines to utilise the live collaborative environment and follow connected BIM workflows, through a carefully selected software portfolio. The BIM workflows are prioritised due to their proven value add in enabling people, processes and tools to work together effectively and efficiently over the entire life cycle of the project.

DRA Global has well established and integrated workflows for multi discipline integration, which caters and allows for intense live collaboration during design. Clear levels of Design development progress are present in established workflows with clear indications of the said progress, which are well understood and successfully utilized by the engineering team.

In addition, the Client is regarded as a partner and an ally in the project team. Regular reviews of the live collaborative design model with the Client and project team, allow all parties to give input and be part of the design process and model development during the project. This integrated model set up allows for quality control processes during design stage, e.g. clash detection, which eliminates unnecessary re-work on site.

  • Cash detection and reporting
  • Prevent rework and duplication
  • Enhance communication
  • Project design information accessible to all
  • Weekly 3D model reviews
    (constructability, maintenance and HAZOP)
  • Review and refine internal workflows regularly
  • Research and development – new hardware, software & industry trends
  • Digital file sharing and development
  • Digital checking of deliverables
  • Digital squad check process for client and engineering team
  • Digital issuing of intelligent models for fabrication



DRA Global is committed to remain at the forefront of technology and are continually exploring opportunities to leverage digital technologies for business improvements to both enhance efficiencies and improve productivity across all aspects of the business.

The organisation's current focus is to consider tools, strategies and technologies, ranging from design, project management and operational optimization, through to information systems for digital optimization and transformation of the business.


DRA Global prides itself as a company that appreciates and understands the application and appropriateness of available technologies for the resource industry. The company provides mining and mineral processing solutions relating to a wide spectrum of commodities and serve a diverse client base on a global scale. DRA Global offers a full range of engineering and project services, which are specifically tailored to meet the needs of our clients.


Featured Projects



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.



The AI Raha Beach Development project in Abu Dhabi comprised the construction of 13,4km of concrete sea wall protection to form a series of artificial islands. 


Tweefontein Plant Expansion

Glencore’s Tweefontein coal processing plant in Mpumalanga South Africa, is one of DRA Global’s largest EPC projects to date. It involved the replacement of three existing 9 Million tonne per annum Coal Preparation plants (CPP) into a single plant.