Mining Engineering Services

Orbis has extensive experience with the power system needs of the mining industry. We understand the unique safety concerns that come with working in an isolated environment, and are well aware of the seriousness a power failure creates.

We have provided numerous clients with careful, timely installations and maintenance that result in minimum downtime. Our project managers have the experience to keep your project on schedule, and the technical expertise to quickly rebound from unexpected set-backs.

Our service offerings are comprehensive, and are delivered by a deep pool of highly skilled technicians.


Field Services

  • Minimal downtime. Orbis’s field technicians are efficient, and fully understand the scope of the project they’re working on. This results in minimal downtime for client’s power systems.
  • Certified safety. Orbis adheres to numerous safety standards, meaning we’re ready and able to work in remote and restricted areas that other Engineering firms lack training for.
  • International experience. The Orbis team has experience in projects of all sizes, both nationally and internationally. Our clients can have confidence that whatever their power system needs, we’re ready and able to provide a solution.

Engineering Specific Services


  • Transmission, Distribution & Generation
  • Substations/Switchyards/Powerplants
  • Protection and control schemes
  • Plant and utility distribution
  • Lightning protection
  • Computer aided drafting & design
  • Systems Studies
  • Energy Audits
  • Ground Grid Studies
  • Power Factor correction
  • Short circuit studies
  • Harmonic analysis and filter design
  • Protective device co-ordination
  • Dynamic stability studies
  • Reliability analysis
  • Power System Studies
    • Short Circuit
    • Coordinations
    • Arc Flash
    • Power Quality
    • Motor Start-Up

  • Ground Grid Design
  • Soil Resistivity
  • Power System Modelling
    • Dynamic Stability
    • WECC/NERC Testing & reporting

Engineering Site Services

  • WECC/NERC testing & Reporting
  • Project management
  • Construction scheduling
  • Equipment evaluations

Automation Specific Services

  • HMI programming & design
  • PLC applications, programming & design
  • Plant automation design
  • Full functional checkout
  • Field calibration services
  • Loop and tuning checks
  • Equipment commissioning
  • Custom programming
  • Basic on-site training
  • SCADA design

Planning Specific Services

  • Plant Maintenance Methodology – Routine and Shutdown
  • Project Management and Operational Management
  • Maintenance Work - Development and Planning
    • SAP PM/PS Modules for Maintenance Planning and Project Controls
    • Plant Routine Work Processing
    • Shutdown and Major Maintenance Planning
    • Predictive Maintenance Using Maintenance Plans

  • Project Management
    • Project Scope Development
    • Creating and Managing Project Schedules
    • Procurement of Goods and Parts
    • Human Resources and Capacity Planning
    • Financial Analysis (Estimating, Budgeting, and Forecasting)
    • Reporting

  • Training, Coaching, and Mentoring on Maintenance Processes and Associated Tools in Industry

Training Specific Services

  • Power system equipment maintenance
  • Safety and switching operations
  • Equipment operation-electrical and non-electrical perspective
  • Protection and control for generation and distribution systems
  • Substation safety
  • Grounding and bonding
  • Power transformers
  • Power cable terminating, splicing, and testing
  • Motor & generator testing
  • NETA Standards and Specifications

Specialty Services

  • Doble Insulation Power Factor Testing
  • Transformer Services
    • Assembly
    • Vacuum dry-out
    • Vacuum oil processing services

  • Specs for Oil processing units
    • Cryogenic Dry out
    • Hot oil circulation
    • Transformer oil analysis

  • IR Scan