Engineering Services

Orana Engineering offers a complete range of engineering services and design drafting services through the in-house expertise of our qualified and experienced team. As an engineering consultancy working in mechanical, electrical, structural and control systems engineering, Orana Engineering is experienced in detailed design engineering for the coal mining, metalliferous mining, oil and gas and heavy industries.

Orana Engineering's engineering services include, but are not limited to the preparation and delivery of -

  • Budget Estimates;
  • Detailed Engineering Designs and Calculations;
  • Engineering Investigations and Audits;
  • Engineering Specifications;
  • Engineering Studies;
  • Functional Descriptions;
  • Hazardous Area Designs;
  • Project Management;
  • Project Scheduling;
  • Scopes of Works;
  • System Modelling;
  • Tailored Control System Training Courses; and
  • Technical Evaluations.

For projects consisting of civil engineering design, Orana Engineering has the resources to fulfill the project's requirements via in-house expertise and established and proven relationships with external companies.

Our people are core to the quality of engineering services offered and our team is both technically qualified and practically experienced.  Our staff possesses RPEQ certifications, CPEng qualifications and hands-on site backgrounds.  We deliver a unique approach to engineering services and engineering design.  Having operations and maintenance engineering backgrounds, the experience of Orana Engineering personnel make them better able to understand the complexities and scheduling challenges that are often involved in performing engineering activities for continuous and remote operations.  This results in a more cost and time efficient solution for the client.

The unique combination of our experience, wide-ranging capabilities and practical approach ensures Orana Engineering delivers engineering services that:

  • Perform - Site experience and trade backgrounds mean our engineering designs are practical and considerate of site factors that can complicate a project, our designs are not just good on paper;
  • Are simple - Our clients have access to a full range of engineering services under one roof, building a relationship with one engineering firm that can manage everything from your design drafting, drawing revisions and drawing management through to complete project management or Client Engineer assistance;
  • Instill confidence - Working with an experienced firm gives our clients confidence and allows them to be informed to make decisions; and
  • Are efficient - Outsourcing engineering services can assist with site resourcing, freeing up site personnel and ensuring that you have a qualified expert dedicating the right amount of time to the required task.

Contact us today to see how Orana Engineering’s qualified and experienced personnel can add value to all your engineering service requirements.

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Orana Engineering Design Drafting

UG Conveyor Installations - MG Mechanical Installation

Detailing the installation of mechanical equipment and conveyor structure is one of the final steps for completing a maingate drive-head design. Installations designed by Orana Engineering (MG32, MG33, MG33C, MG34, MG35 & MG36) for Glencore’s Oaky No.1 underground coal mine typically detail the arrangement of drives, transfer stations, take-up units, maintenance equipment and overhead structure to support the carry belt.

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UG Conveyor Installations - MG Mechanical Installation

Combabula Bore Pump

Prime Pump Company was contracted by Origin Energy and Laing O’Rourke to supply an upgraded bore pumping system at an existing bore site at the Origin Energy Combabula site.  RIE Services was contracted by Prime Pump Company to provide supply and installation of the electrical components for the upgrade.

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Process Water RO Plant Vendor Drawing Registration

After commissioning of their Process Water Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant, Oaky Creek Coal received approximately 150 electrical drawings from the vendor. To ensure that all of these drawings were readily available for the correct site personnel, Oaky Creek Coal (OCC) engaged the services of Orana Engineering for the purpose of registering these drawings into their drawing management system

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Process Water RO Plant Vendor Drawing Registration

Yokogawa DCS Upgrade

Orana Engineering has since 2005 provided 24/7 support for Oaky Creek Coal’s (OCC) control systems. At the Coal Handling & Preparation Plant (CHPP) OCC uses a Yokogawa DCS as the primary control system, which was originally installed in 1998. The system is very robust and the hardware, software and its configuration has proven to be very reliable and highly cost effective.

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Yokogawa DCS Upgrade

Electrical Specifications

To ensure site consistency of electrical design and installation standards as well as compliance with relevant Australian standards and state legislation, Oaky Creek Coal’s Electrical Engineering Manager (EEM) engaged the services of Orana Engineering for the preparation of new site electrical specifications.

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Electrical Specifications

UG Conveyor Installations – MG32 Tripper Chamber

Maingate roadways mined to accommodate longwall conveyors at Glencore’s Oaky No. 1 underground coal mine can vary from a few hundred meters to over 4 kilometres in length. Transporting vast quantities of coal over long distances requires a significant amount of power. In some cases the drive-head power is insufficient or is constrained by the allowable belt tension and an additional drive/ power source is required to meet the required operating capacity. Commonly this additional power will come in the form of a driven conveyor tripper installed at a nominal point along the conveyor, which requires the appropriate excavation for the tripper installation inclusive of drives, tripper frame, braking and belt starter.

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UG Conveyor Installations – MG32 Tripper Chamber

UG Conveyor Installations – MG32 Tripper Civil Design

The site engineers at Glencore’s Oaky No. 1 underground coal mine have engaged Orana Engineering to determine the extent of the civil work required to install the maingate tripper equipment in MG32 longwall conveyor.

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UG Conveyor Installations – MG32 Tripper Civil Design

Mill Gear Box Frame

The IMT project team at MMG’s Century Zinc operations enlisted the assistance of Orana Engineering to produce a set of fabrication drawings for an existing gear box frame which required replacing. Although the frame itself had been in operation for quite some time, there were no detailed drawings available that could be used for the construction of a replacement unit.

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Mill Gear Box Frame

FB-028 Tank Lifting Beam

During an upgrade to the Concentrator at MMG’s Century Mine located in Western Queensland, Orana Engineering was engaged to design a lifting beam for the installation of a new flotation cell.

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FB-028 Tank Lifting Beam

Fire System Audit

BMA Gregory Crinum requested Orana Engineering to perform an audit and inspection of the Crinum underground mine surface fire water system with respect to providing adequate pressure and flow for the Crinum North conveyor system, and in particular the stockpile conveyor.

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Fire System Audit