Jan 20, 2021

DRA Global wins $140m Bravus coal plant contract

DRA Global wins $140m Bravus coal plant contract DRA Global working on the CHPP construction site at the Carmichael mine.

DRA Global will deliver the Carmichael project’s $140 million coal preparation plant for Bravus Mining and Resources.

DRA Global owns Mackay-based G&S Engineering, which was also selected last year to build the operation’s coal handling plant . DRA employs more than 700 people in Mackay.

Bravus chief executive officer David Boshoff said DRA’s previous work on the Carmichael project had demonstrated its experience and capability.

“Mackay is renowned for its well-established mining services industry and it has always been our intention to engage services from regional Queensland wherever possible,” Mr Boshoff said.

“DRA will carry out the design, engineering and construction of our coal preparation plant, in addition to the coal handling plant that they are already delivering.

“We expect to see more than 250 people working on these combined projects onsite, ensuring regional Queensland cities like Mackay see the benefits going back into their local economies.”

The coal handling plant and the coal preparation plant work together to prepare and process the coal to meet market specifications.

“The coal handling plant resizes the coal and the coal preparation plant processes the coal to meet final product quality requirements. In doing so, the finished product is more energy efficient and environmentally friendly,” Mr Boshoff said.

“It is these facilities that will see Carmichael coal become some of the better-quality coal from around the world.”

DRA’s work on the two plants at Carmichael mine will include:

  • Supply and construction of coal processing infrastructure;
  • Supply and construction of coal sizing and conveying equipment;
  • Construction of coal stockpiling infrastructure; and
  • Construction of the Train Load Out infrastructure to enable loading of trains.