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Who We Are

Since 1969, Orbital Engineering has successfully provided Engineering, Risk Mitigation, and Project Delivery services. With customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local municipal authorities, we have the expertise to service clients within the Mining & Metals, Energy, Chemical & Manufacturing, and Infrastructure industries.

We employ over 300 engineering and support staff members, with offices in Pittsburgh (HQ), Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, and Houston.

Our Philosophy

We understand that our customer base is the foundation of our company. We strive to provide a level of customer service above and beyond the competition, keeping our clients informed, aware and up-to-date throughout the life-cycle of a project, ensuring our projects are completed to our clients’ highest level of satisfaction.

We provide the technical expertise of a large company with the personal touch of a local company. Our ultimate goal is to develop long-term relationships. Our job is not complete until we have helped you achieve your goals.

Value Proposition

For over 45 years, Orbital has provided the full-service engineering and risk mitigation expertise of a large company with the flexibility, responsiveness and personal attention of a local company. Our customer-focused, problem solving approach starts with listening to you, then developing practical, value-added solutions built on our proven experience of over 20,000 successful projects across multiple industries.

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Recent Events and News
Orbital Technical Solutions (OTS), a sister company of Orbital Engineering, Inc. (Orbital) is honored to be recognized by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) for our commitment to safety and pushing the boundaries of technology to enhance the industries inspection capabilities. AIST’s Crane Technology Committee presented OTS with the 2018 AIST Crane Innovator of the Year Award for a presentation entitled, ”The Use of Drones for Crane Runway Inspections”. This signifies our partnership with the Iron & Steel industry and our dedication to developing technology solutions aimed at reducing overall cost and protecting the industry’s most valuable asset…………its people.
During the ceremony, OTS demonstrated the capability of its Elios UAV showcasing the advantage of a collision-tolerant drone, designed for the inspection of tight industrial spaces.

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Orbital Engineering, Inc. (Orbital) was recently informed by the AIST Cranes Technology Committee, that it has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 AIST Crane Innovator of the Year Award for its presentation entitled, “The Use of Drones for Crane Runway Inspections” at the 2017 Annual Crane Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA. Orbital, through its sister company Orbital Technical Solutions (OTS), utilizes robotics, such as drones, as another “tool in our toolbelt” for its inspection services. The use of robotics allows inspection work on assets like crane and crane runways to be completed in manner that limits exposure to safety hazards while achieving a more time sensitive evaluation of the asset.

Orbital is a privately held, multi-discipline engineering & asset management company that focusses on providing technical solutions for customers that ensure a safe work environment is maintained while utilizing new technologies such as; UAV, robotics, in-house developed computer programs & innovative software for field use with tablets. Orbital’s corporate headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, PA and has five full service offices in Philadelphia (PA), Detroit (MI), Chicago (IL), Houston (TX) and St. Louis (MO)

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Ameren Corporation and Orbital Technical Solutions will be presenting at the 2017 Electric Power Conference on the use of new technology for internal inspections of electric power assets. The technology to be presented will focus mainly on specialty drones such as spherical(caged) drones however other equipment developments will be discussed. Drones and other technology will allow for a safer and more efficient internal inspection of plant assets.

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  Election Power Conference

2017 Electric Power Conference & Exhibition
McCormick Place West, Hall F1
Chicago, IL

Please stop by the OTS booth to discuss how UAV’s can be utilized at your facility as a safe and efficient tool for Asset Management. OTS is an affiliate company of Orbital Engineering, Inc.

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  UAV (drone) service provider

Orbital Engineering, Inc. was recently approved as a UAV (drone) service provider to a major oil refining and midstream company. Flights are currently being planned with this customer including performing topographic surveys of tank farms, detailed inspections of flare stacks and providing emergency response support. Let Orbital assist your operations in asset management and engineering services with use of this new technology.


  Excellence Safety Award from NWIBRT

Orbital Engineering attended the annual Construction Awards Banquet hosted by NWIBRT on May 12, 2016 and received the Contractor Safety Award for Excellence for the second year in a row. We are very proud to be exemplified by this award and strive every day to put the safety of our employees and client operations at the forefront of our efforts.