Project Management

At Orana Engineering, project management is about delivering high quality outcomes for our clients.  Our experienced Project Managers coordinate all aspects of a project to ensure the client’s targets are consistently achieved.  Managing the core elements of cost, quality and schedule, successful project management realises the right balance and manages conflicts between each one.

Also of great importance for successful project management is the understanding of the client’s needs and expectations. Orana Engineering’s Project Managers have a unique skillset to draw upon with their combination of site experience, practical backgrounds and engineering qualifications allowing them to truly understand our clients' needs and expectations and create outcomes that align with this, meeting all key HSEC, quality assurance, cost and schedule targets throughout the process.

In the role of Project Manager, Orana Engineering has the experience and resources to:

  • Co-ordinate various work groups and organisations;
  • Schedule and co-ordinate regular meetings;
  • Manage project variations;
  • Promote and enforce client HSEC requirements;
  • Prepare and track project schedules;
  • Communicate project matters to all relevant parties;
  • Schedule permits and outages;
  • Prepare project reports; and
  • Track budgets, budget forecasting and cost control.

Engaging our project management services ensures that all aspects which effect the delivery of a project are the responsibility of our Project Managers, including resolving commercial issues, tendering and liaising with subcontractors, risk management and HSEC issues, commissioning and handover.  Personnel have access to a wide range of tools, procedures and processes that have been developed and refined by Orana Engineering to ensure effective cost estimation, management of budgets and change management.

Our project management services are of value throughout all stages of a project, from concept design through to detailed design, construction and handover.  An experienced Orana Engineering Project Manager adds value to a project by:

  • Dedicating a resource to manage the project, freeing up the time of the client so they can focus on the day to day operational issues;
  • Allowing clients to remain informed and be in control of the project without having to dedicate the time managing the details;
  • Providing the potential to achieve the highest quality outcome by engaging a practical Project Manager that has the time, expertise and experience to do the job right.  Orana Engineering’s Project Managers are skilled engineers with hands on site experience;
  • Seamlessly integrating additional services as required such as Client Engineer, design drafting, drawing revisions and drawing management giving clients one point of contact for any mechanical, electrical, structural or control systems engineering services requirements; and
  • Offering the confidence of an experienced project management service with a proven track record.

An added advantage of being a smaller organisation is that for larger projects (i.e. >$2.5M), we can act on behalf of the client in the role of Project Manager and/or Client Engineer without a conflict of interest, as Orana Engineering do not tend to pursue design works for larger engineering projects.

Orana Engineering has a proven track record ensuring outcomes are consistently achieved and has project managed projects with values in excess of $20M.  Our reliable Project Managers are technical experts and bring a depth of knowledge and experience to every project.

Contact Orana Engineering for further information about our project management services or to request a no obligation proposal. Our Capability Statement is also available for download providing more information about the services Orana Engineer offers. 

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Orana Engineering Project Management

UG Conveyor Installations - MG Mechanical Installation

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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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To improve the maintainability of plant electrical systems and personnel safety, Hail Creek Mine employed the drawing revision services of Orana Engineering to redraw all electrical power, control and termination diagrams associated with its Dragline 7 (DL007) into AutoCAD format

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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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UG Conveyor Installations - MG Chamber Design

Mining and transporting millions of tonnes of raw material every year requires significant infrastructure and planning for future works. The site engineers at Glencore’s Oaky No. 1 underground coal mine have engaged Orana Engineering on multiple occasions (MG33C & MG34) to design new conveyor drivehead excavations (chambers) to install conveyor drivehead equipment for development and longwall coal mining.

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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 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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MG07 Conveyor – Chamber Design

Carborough Downs Coal Mine is an underground operation located in Central Queensland that utilises conveyors to transport mined coal to the surface for processing. As operations progress and new longwall headings are mined, new conveyor installations are also required. Designing a conveyor installation involves 3 major stages: the drive-head chamber design, the civil design, and the mechanical arrangement design.

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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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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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