ODLS has been involved in every major industrial project in Victoria and numerous Australian projects over the last 20 years. We are constantly developing expertise in new areas to suit our clients challenging requirements.

When the job becomes challenging, ODLS have the skills and experience to offer competitive solutions in all areas of Australia and overseas – often mobilising to other states for local projects.

Examples include the transport and placement of Tomago Aluminium new 95T Transformer from Port Kembla wharf to their Tomago Workshop. Also Mitsubishi Transformers 4 new units Port Kembla to City South in central Sydney.

They have undergone induction and safety training with various and have ESI, Transgrid PSSR 3.3 and Powerlink training for works on substation in all states. By continually upgrading our compliance training and inductions, ODLS is able to supply experienced labour hire under manufacturers’ supervision to install transformers.

Our aim is to continue to foster this service to become the primary provider of services to the industry for the relocation, installation and even, at the end of their life, the removal and demolition of the larger transformers.

Buronga Energy Connect Project

Client: Energy Connect
Dates: 2023
Requirements & Task: ODLS is proud to supply Heavy Haulage Transport services to the $1.8 billion EnergyConnect project at Buronga NSW.

This facility will allow energy to be shared between NSW, South Australia and Victoria for the first time and enable the connection of new renewable generation to support the nation’s clean energy future.

Over the next year ODLS will deliver five, three part Hyosung transformers made up of a 203T Series unit, a 170T Excitor and an 80T Reactor.

Permit phase for these transits approximately 6 months with council being heavy involved in the technical aspects of travel through their jurisdiction… Read More

220T Synchronous Condenser Delivery Dec 2021

Synchronous Condenser 6.25m/L x 5.13m/W x 4.332m/H at 220T was manufactured by GE in the UK.

The permitting process involved Travel Route Survey and Power overheads structures analysis in SA & VIC

ODLS mobilised 16 axles of platform trailers from Melbourne to Port of Adelaide and built a full 16 axle platform trailer within the Port area… Read More


Tarong Power Station delivery of 237T Power Transformer

July 2021 began with the culmination of almost a years planning to deliver Tarongs new 237T Power Transformer manufactured by GE and measuring 9.8mL x 5mW x 4.4mH from Brisbane Wharf to Tarong.

Our Permits Team administrated Overheads scopes, transport route surveys, freeway closure for contra flow and many other authorities to finalise the Permit just weeks before travel… Read More


134 Tonne Transformer Wilsons to Richmond Terminal Substation

Client: Wilsons
Dates:  2012
Requirements: Plan & carry out site inspections, route surveys, Site Safety Plans including Engineered methodology for 5.4m high load
Task: Jack & Skate to load transfer and unload,
12 and 8 line Platform Transport Co-ordinate personnel, regulatory & road requirements
Duration: 2 years planning & 1-day travel en-route

Trains & Trams 

Client: Schenker, Fracht, Bombardier
Dates:  2004 – Current

Requirements: Design & build an appropriate rail system to transfer Train/Tram from ground storage onto trailer, procedure & JSA, route surveys and permits.
Task: Load transport & unload onto rail
Duration: 3 Years

City Link Project (Melbourne)

Client: Baulderstone Hornibrook & Transfield Obayashi
Dates:  1997 – 1998
Requirements: Establish work procedures, JSA’s, quality assurance, check all levels and rectify, if required prior to concrete panel installation, identify from plans pre-determined panels and ensure correct installation, to check all panels for quality and advise the client if not up to specification.
Task: To establish distances between columns, identify from plans the appropriate predetermined concrete panels to install, cut transparent panels to size, transport to site and install.
Duration: 18 months

City Link Project Tullamarine FWY(Melbourne) 

Client: DeFabrisio Engineering
Dates:  1996
Requirements: To work with various engineers to devise methods and equipment suitable for the carriage of 3 items each 5.3m square, up to 40m long and 160 ton in weight.
Task: To transport the yellow feature beam from Morwell to the city end of the Tullamarine freeway.
Duration: 6 months planning & 3 weeks execution


Melbourne Cricket Ground Light Towers

Client: Allco Newsteel
Dates:  1985-1986
Requirements: Deliver the MCG light towers with 3 x 8 steerable jinker, custom built tilting and turning device attached to one end to alleviate the need for a 2nd crane to maneuver into an upright position.
Task: Transport MCG light towers
Duration: 12 – 18 months

MCG-Light Towers