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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.....Read more | Show less

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

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. more

Sewage Treatment Plant Refurbishment

To increase productivity as well as maintaining compliance with current legislative standards, Glencore Coal employed the services of Orana Engineering to design, manage and oversee the installation of the electrical portion of their sewage treatment plant upgrade. more

Structural Audit

Orana Engineering prides itself on attention to detail, not only in our engineering design and drafting services, but also in our audit and inspection services. Orana Engineering was requested by Glencore’s Oaky No. 1 Mine to perform a structural integrity audit/inspection of major assets at the mine. The audit was a non-invasive, visual inspection of major assets. This inspection was completed alongside an audit of access systems to AS 1657 to gain efficiency by completing two audits in one visit. more

Site AS 1657 Audit

Orana Engineering prides itself on attention to detail which we not only apply to our engineering design and drafting services, but also our audit and inspection services which we offer to our clients. more

Plant Condition Assessment

Orana Engineering was requested by Veolia Water to perform a condition assessment of relocatable assets at the Kenya Water Treatment Facility. The inspection and assessment covered civil/structural, mechanical and electrical assets for the facility. more

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. more

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 & 36. more

Site DCS Support

Oaky Creek Coal’s (OCC) Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) utilises a Yokogawa Distributed Control System (DCS) for control and monitoring of their operation. The system also incorporates Yokogawa’s OPC server and Exaquantum data historian. In addition, OCC utilises a number of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) for specific operational purposes, with a number of the PLCs interfaced back to the DCS for control and monitoring functions. more

CHPP Conveyor Capacity Audit

Vale Carborough Downs Coal Mine (CDCM) required details of the current and possible future capacities of their Module 1 & 2 product conveyors at their coal processing plant in Central Queensland. As a result, Orana Engineering was engaged by the CDCM site engineering and maintenance team to perform the necessary site visits, calculations and reporting. The study consisted of 8 plant conveyors and outlined high level recommendations of modifications required for the plant to achieve higher tonnages. more

Tippler Refurbishment Feasibility

The Glencore Port Operations in Townsville operate an export facility for minerals concentrate and refined copper within the Port of Townsville precinct. The concentrate in-loading rotaside tippler has been identified as being at end of life and a feasibility study was commissioned in order to review the like-for-like replacement option for refurbishment of the tippler, considering the increased demand on the tippler moving forward. more

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. more

Treated Water Boost Pumps

The Oaky Creek Coal (OCC) operation uses recycled water treated within an onsite RO plant to provide treated water for use by various operations on site. OCC recognised an opportunity to use this clean treated water for water supply to critical equipment such as Horizontal Belt Filters (HBF), improving the quality of water used for equipment reducing downtime and maintenance requirements associated with poor quality water, in-turn improving the efficiency of the operation of the equipment. more

Building Certification

Monadelphous Group Limited was contracted to deliver the Talinga Pipeline Compression Facility (PCF) for Origin Energy’s Australia Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (APLNG) project. more

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. more

MG08 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. Orana Engineering was engaged by Carborough Downs to design a new longwall drive-head chamber and conveyor installation. more

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. more

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 more

APA Group Tender

APA Group released a project for tender that involved electrical and instrumentation works targeting to rectify minor hazardous area compliance issues identified in a hazardous area audit. Condamine Electric Company (CEC) tendered on this work and engaged Orana Engineering to prepare a detailed estimate of project costs necessary to complete the rectification works. more

QGC AIWT Design Review

Hutchinson Builders Toowoomba was contracted to deliver portions of the Water Aquifer Injection Trial at QGC’s Woleebee Creek site. Prior to commencing construction, Hutchinson Builders engaged Orana Engineering to perform a design review of all technical documentation associated with the Pond Transfer Pump Station, limited to the engineering discipline of mechanical. more

Cyanide Tank Upgrade

In recent years Orana Engineering has enjoyed a productive relationship with Resolute Mining Ltd through its subsidiary Carpentaria Gold by undertaking several projects at their Ravenswood site. Sodium Cyanide is a very toxic compound used on site to recover gold from prepared ore. It is potentially lethal to humans and animals and can be extremely detrimental to the environment. more

Sag Mill Cover

BHP Billiton Cannington Mine, located in North West Queensland is a significant miner and exporter of Silver and Lead concentrate via the Port of Townsville. Orana Engineering was engaged by Cannington site maintenance to provide workshop fabrication drawings for a replacement cover to address the issue of corrosion that was present around flanges and access openings on the existing Sag Mill Trommel Sump Cover. more

Inner Bypass Valves

Orana Engineering was engaged by MMG’s Century Mine in Western Queensland to investigate and design an upgrade within the concentrator to increase flow from a flotation cell to a tailings trough. more

Heavy Vehicle Washdown Facility

MMG’s Karumba Port Facility engaged Orana Engineering to design a heavy vehicle washdown facility to assist with management of concentrate for vehicles and machines used onsite. The project time frame was very short due to operational requirements, whereby Orana Engineering had to work from concept to IFC drawings within 7 days. Orana Engineering’s quality assurance system allowed the design to be completed quickly whilst ensuring a high level of quality for our client. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

Ball Mill #2 Recommissioning

Eloise Copper Mine (ECM) had a requirement to recommission their No.2 Ball Mill. During the process of the recommissioning works it was identified that a means to relocate the grinding media to the feed chute needed to be designed and engineered with RPEQ certification. more

Jaw Crusher Platform

Eloise copper mine is an underground mining operation producing copper concentrate for export. The maintenance department of Eloise Copper Mine contacted Orana Engineering with a specific requirement for the design of an access platform for their jaw crusher including engineering certification and drafting. The client provided Orana Engineering with site measurements and a basic concept of the design they were looking for. more

Flotation Cell Upgrade

In an effort to increase the efficiency of their concentrator, Eloise Copper Mine enlisted the services of Orana Engineering to provide engineering and design assistance for the installation of 3 new copper concentrate scavenger cells, within the existing processing plant. more

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. more

Onsite Accommodation Camp Services

Orana Engineering was engaged by Oaky Creek Coal Mine in Central Queensland to assist with the design and construction of an onsite accommodation camp on the mine lease, including primarily the HV substation for power supply and potable water storage & supply. more

MIBC & Diesel Upgrade

The purpose of the Reagent System Upgrade project at Oaky Creek was to install new reagent storage tanks, discharge/ delivery pumping system and automated flow control distribution manifolds for the delivery of each reagent to the nominated process connections. In the event of failure of the automated flow control system, rotameters for manual reagent addition were included as a contingency. more

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. more

22M Flyover Conveyor

Oaky Creek Coal engaged Orana Engineering to perform the electrical and control system engineering design for the 22M Flyover Conveyor. The new conveyor provides an interface between two existing conveyor systems. more

Gold Slurry Sampler

Orana Engineering was engaged to design a new sampling equipment installation to improve sampling effectiveness at Carpentaria Gold’s Ravenswood operations. more

TK102 Bypass Piping

When tasked with a major repair to one of their leaching tanks, operations staff at Carpentaria Gold’s Ravenswood Operations enlisted the assistance of Orana Engineering to develop a solution that would allow for process operations to continue whilst leaching tank TK102 was out of service. more

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. more

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. more

MIA Services Audit

Orana Engineering was requested by the BMA Projects Department to assist in completing an audit of air, water and wastewater services at BMA Blackwater Mine in Central Queensland. The work was required in order to determine if the addition of new go-line infrastructure would adversely impact the existing mine industrial area services, and if additional infrastructure or infrastructure upgrades were required. more

Underground Workshop Concept Design

Due to expanding operations, 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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more