Perth-based specialist mine planning consultancy Orelogy has entered into a partnership agreement with South African and Perth-based project management and engineering house DRA. The arrangement is set to enhance both companies’ service offering and market share in the Australasian mining industry.

This partnership agreement brings DRA’s extensive knowledge of the African mining market as well as its diverse service offering together with Orelogy’s project optimization expertise, specialist software and client base in Australia. “There are more than 400 projects in the African Market that are owned by Australia-based mining companies,” said Neale Goddard, managing director of DRA’s mining division. “DRA is an expert in delivering African projects but we don’t have strong relationships with the Australian market. Orelogy brings this to the table with their impressive reputation and client base in Perth”.

“DRA’s critical mass and African experience gives us the opportunity to further break through into the African market and provide an enhanced service to a larger client base,” said Orelogy Managing Director Steve Craig. He noted that mining companies are looking for a complete service offering and said this partnership will offer Australian clients a unique value proposition over the entire project life cycle.

This announcement follows on the heels of DRA’s recent acquisition of Taggart Global in the United States and an MOU agreement with Afrasia in Turkey.