For over 100 years, customers have partnered with Nobles to solve problems and help deliver critical projects.


As a leading subcontractor to primes on major defence projects for decades, Nobles understands the need for security and the ability to offer locally sourced solutions to solve complex problems and meet challenging specifications. Nobles has designed lifting and rigging solutions for some of the most demanding operating environments, and has invested heavily in supply chain, systems and the capability of our people to effectively build, service and sustain Australian defence equipment.

Land Defence

Customer: Thomas Warburton/Rheinmetall/ADF

Project: Land 121 Medium & Heavy Vehicle Lifting & Recovery Blocks

Required: A series of blocks and a 10-tonne spreader beam to be included in the new medium and heavyweight recovery vehicles of the ADF’s multi-billion dollar Land 121 Program.

Solution: Nobles custom designed, engineered and fabricated the blocks and spreader beam to comply with both ADF requirements and Australian Standard (AS 2089-2008).  For full details you can download the Case Study

Maritime Defence

Customer: ASC

Project: Collins Class Submarine

Required: Confined space 90-tonne engine hoisting in-situ maintenance solution.

Solution: Nobles solution included reverse engineering the chain block fittings and machining specific end shackles to fit each of the specially sourced 16-tonne chain blocks. These shackles were attached at multiple positions along the sides and front of the motor. For full details you can download the Case Study

Oil & Gas

Nobles has a long history of delivering leading advice and custom equipment for lifting and rigging in the oil and gas industry. We stock the largest range of premium quality lifting products for use in critical on and off-shore oil and gas applications, to ensure operational safety and reliability. Our oil and gas customers are supported by Nobles technical services team, which is Australia’s largest team trained in industry best practice and the latest technology to keep your plant and equipment up and running.

Customer: Technip Offshore

Project: Otway Gas Project

Required: A block for the lifting of a topside production platform, suitable for offshore conditions.

Solution: Nobles engineers designed, manufactured and tested a massive 600 tonne capacity double sheave block.


Nobles supply and service over 250 customers in Australia’s mining industry, ranging from small mining service providers to tier-one mine asset owners and operators. We offer an extensive range of durable high-performance and ‘value’ lifting and hoisting equipment and consumables to help mining companies achieve the lowest cost per tonne. With locations all across Australia, including several near remote mining sites, Nobles stock pre-assembled equipment to optimise lead times and minimise downtime.

Customer: BHP Billiton Olympic Dam

Project: Clarke Shaft Recovery Project

Required: Nobles were involved in re-establishing the ropes and winding system, including sourcing new specialist ropes. We also worked for six months on site supporting the hoisting crews & and supplied, inspected & tagged a wide range of equipment from slings & chain blocks to Ingersoll-Rand winches. We also supplied and installed an electric chain hoist with remote controlled LCD load display and a 50 metre height of lift.

Engineering Construction

Nobles has supplied many of the largest commercial building and engineering construction projects in Australia. We know that lifting building products onsite underpins the critical path on any building project and have conquered some of the most difficult lifting challenges in the Australian construction market. We offer a large range of high-quality premium and ‘value’ products stocked specifically for construction and crane customers, as well as experienced lifting and rigging sales specialists and service technicians who understand the importance of lifting gear always working onsite.

Customer: John Holland Group

Project: Abbot Point Shiploader

Required: Hoisting & boom ropes and load cell pins for a shiploader with a 7200 tonne per hour capacity

Solution: Nobles worked closely with the lead engineers to determine the optimal rope specifications for the almost 1,000m of rope required, and custom engineered a variety of load cell pins, including ones up to 220mm in diameter.


Cranes & Lifting

Nobles know that efficiency in manufacturing is essential to maintaining a strong competitive position. Whether you run a single gantry crane or operate a large complex industrial processing plant with dozens of cranes, Nobles has a solution for your company. Nobles can provide end-to-end specialist lifting, rigging and materials handling solutions to enhance the performance of manufacturing and distribution operations. With a national team of dedicated specialist lifting and rigging engineers, Nobles can offer industry-leading advice on the best way to move products from point A to point B.

Customer: BHP Billiton & Boom Logistics

Project: Pilbara Rail Infrastructure

Required: A simple and safe rigging system to move 178 tonne locomotive rolling stock that required minimal labour to set up due to the remote location.

Solution: Nobles proposed and supplied sophisticated synthetic slings with Dyneema, providing a very high strength, low stretch sling system that only required a single person to handle on site.