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Ma'aden outsources gold plant management

Saudi Arabia’s biggest mining group, Ma’aden Gold and Base Metals (MGBM) has opted to import process-plant operations and maintenance expertise via a new contract with an engineering services firm after a review of similar outsourcing arrangements in southern Africa.

South Africa’s DRA Group has established a stronger presence in “a region rich in minerals” on the back of its contract with MGBM at the Ad Duwayhi gold mine, about 450km south-west of Riyadh in the