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DRA Pacific wins EPCM contract for Yangibana rare earth plant

Hastings Technology Metals awards EPCM contract for Yangibana rare earth project to DRA Global's DRA Pacific

Hastings Technology Metals has awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management (EPCM) contract for its rare earths processing plant at Yangibana to DRA Pacific.

The Yangibana process plant, in the Gascoyne Region of Western Australia, will undergo a scope of works estimated at $240mn.

DRA Pacific’s parent DRA Global Ltd have extensive experience in designing and building mineral processing facilities worldwide and their personnel have previously delivered rare earth plants in Western Australia.

The appointment of DRA Pacific as the EPCM contractor for the Yangibana project was preceded by a series of value engineering studies and the Front-End-Engineering-Design (“FEED”) completed by DRA Pacific during 2018 and 2019. 

DRA Pacific’s EPCM contract will cover all aspects of the design and construction of the processing facility and associated non-process infrastructure capable of producing 15,000 tonnes of Mixed Rare Earths Carbonate (MREC) per year. The key component of the contract terms is the comprehensive performance guarantee linked to ore throughput for the entire process flow sheet.


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DRA Global is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group, with an impressive track record spanning over three decades. Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project origination and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services, the organisation 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. The organisation employs over 4300 people and offers flexible engineering & operations management services worldwide through 17 offices.