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 possess 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 Civil Installation

The site engineers at Glencore’s Oaky No. 1 underground coal mine have requested the assistance of Orana Engineering to determine the extent of the civil work required to effectively utilise the drive-head equipment in newly mined chambers for conveyor installations for MG32, 33, 33C, 34, 35 and 36.

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UG Conveyor Installations - MG Civil Installation

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

UG Conveyor Installations – MG32 Tripper Mechanical Design

In high capacity longwall conveyor arrangements, the installation of a tripper will typical occur after the chamber has been fully developed. The installation designed by Orana Engineering for MG32 conveyor for Glencore’s Oaky No.1 underground coal mine detailed the arrangement of the tripper drives, brakes, pulley frame and load station.

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UG Conveyor Installations – MG32 Tripper Mechanical Design

Underground Workshop Concept Design

Due to expanding operations, Glencore's Oaky North underground operations considered that there could be benefit to having an underground workshop including refuelling stations to reduce vehicle travel times and increase efficiencies of vehicle movements. Orana Engineering was engaged to provide concept design and estimating assistance for internal project approvals.

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Underground Workshop Concept Design

Water Polishing Plant Access Platform

The BHPB Cannington Port Storage Facility located at the Townsville Port operates a Water Polishing Plant for the treatment of site stored water. The Water Polishing Plant Filtration system requires regular maintenance in order to replace Filtration Rods. With the Filter Bank maintenance ports being at a level that cannot be accessed from ground level, it was necessary to arrange work platforms to perform this maintenance.

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Water Polishing Plant Access Platform

Yokogawa DCS Upgrade

Since 2005 Orana Engineering has provided 24/7 support for Glencore's Oaky Creek Coal control systems.  At the Coal Handling  and 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