Global engineering firm, DRA, has successfully secured a contract with Sierra Rutile Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iluka Resources Limited, for the expansion of its mineral sands operations in the Bonthe District of Sierra Leone. Sierra Rutile’s Gangama plant, which was originally constructed by DRA in 2016, will double its capacity to 1000-1200tph at the project’s completion.
The project also includes the expansion of the Lanti front end circuit; and the refurbishment of the Lanti floating concentrator. “We are excited to continue our longstanding partnership with Sierra Rutile, which has included three feasibility studies and two engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects.
This latest project will help to consolidate our partnership in West Africa,” explains Neale Goddard, DRA’s Executive Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The estimated DRA project value is US$55 million and is expected to be completed by June 2019.