Project Management

At Orana Engineering, project management is about delivering high quality outcomes for our clients.  Our experienced Project Managers co-ordinate 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 time to 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

Crane Lifting Beam

The mother beam of the 40T ship loading crane at the Port of Townsville had been in service for over 30 years and was nearing the end of its service life. With regulatory compliance changes and much improved safety practices in the past 30 years, Xstrata Copper (now Glencore) engaged Orana Engineering to redesign the mother beam based on the existing beam and incorporating required changes to meet the current compliance requirements. This was also an opportunity to improve the current design by incorporating feedback from the crane operators and maintenance personnel.

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Crane Lifting Beam

Reagents Lightning Protection

To ensure the CHPP reagent tank farm lighting protection systems were adequate and complied with Australian standards, Moranbah North requested Orana Engineering undertake a review and design for an upgrade of the lightning protection systems (LPS) installed for the tank farm area. 

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Reagents Lightning Protection

10M TAGS Sled

At James Cook University, MBD Energy operates a research facility investigating methods of cultivating and harvesting algae. To allow the scientists to better control the algae agitation sleds, MBD Energy engaged the services of Orana Engineering to design and commission the mechanical, electrical and control systems that would enable the agitation sled velocity and frequency of travel to be automated.

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10M TAGS Sled

Crusher Circuit Upgrade

Eloise Copper Mine had purchased a new Metso TS4.2 dual deck vibrating screen to replace the existing smaller screen and a second Omnicone cone crusher to provide a secondary crushing circuit to increase their production and improve operational efficiencies.

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Crusher Circuit Upgrade

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

Wall Kit Drafting

BHP Billiton Cannington Mine is a significant underground Silver and Lead mining operation located in Western Queensland. Following completion of the ore extraction from each stope, paste backfill is used to fill the open void, which stabilises the area and allows for mining of adjacent stopes. This is achieved by constructing a fill wall across roadways, which provides a stable wall for areas that are being back filled, eliminates intrusion from back filled areas, and allows the back filling to achieve a higher density.

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Wall Kit Drafting

MG07 Conveyor – Civil 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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MG07 Conveyor – Civil Design

MG07 Conveyor – Development Conveyor

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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MG07 Conveyor – Development Conveyor

Tank Static Line

All mine and industrial sites will list safety as their highest priority within their day to day operations. In line with this philosophy, management at Carpentaria Gold’s Ravenswood Operation enlisted the assistance of Orana Engineering to design a fall arrest system that could be easily removed and repositioned above the multiple leach tanks on site to allow for the safe removal and servicing of tank agitators.

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Tank Static Line

Tank Farm Upgrade

Melbourne Bio Diesel’s (MBD) James Cook University (JCU) research facility required an elevated level area to allow the installation of a series of tanks for the purpose of storing fresh sea water. Orana Engineering was requested to provide a design solution that not only increased efficiency with the tank draining but to also improve safety around the new tanks.

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Tank Farm Upgrade