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.

Also, ODLS is regularly involved in the decommissioning of Transformer assets in substations, in addition to replacement with new. We are able to strip old unit, prepare for transport and can lift on or off in challenging conditions. We also have relationships with scrap merchants to offer a complete solution.

Please browse a small sample of projects we’ve been involved in recently.

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

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 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


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

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