Utilities Engineering Services

Orbis understands the unique nature of the utility sector, and has an impressive list of experience accommodating their needs. Orbis’s design and planning expertise has been used by the utilities sector successfully and extensively in the past. Orbis is a recognized thought leader in the field engineering and power systems. We encourage our utility sector clients to consult the papers we’ve published and recognize the innovative, trusted service we offer.

Field Services

  • Extensive experience. Orbis has provided field services to multiple utility companies in the past, and draws for a depth of experience when tackling new projects.
  • Meticulously safe. All Orbis’s field services are carried out with meticulous detail given to safety and procedure. We are always conscientious of our client’s unique needs.
  • Project confidence. Orbis is very experienced with Brown Field upgrades, and can confidently step into your project with the knowledge and people needed to get the job done.

Engineering Specific Services


  • Transmission, Distribution & Generation
  • Substations/Switchyards/Powerplants
  • Protection and control schemes
  • Plant and utility distribution
  • Lightning protection
  • Computer aided drafting & design
  • Analysis
  • 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