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

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

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.




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

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

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.