Rigging and Steel Erection - Services - APS


APS’s experienced rigging and structural steel installation specialists are trained to provide a range of services to do the heavy lifting for you, with cost, time and safety excellence at the forefront of everything we do.

Our highly skilled workforce, combined with the suite of specialist services that we provide, allows us to think outside the box when it comes to the most demanding and time-sensitive rigging works.

At APS, we have unparalleled experience in rigging, making us the clear choice to handle the most complex challenges and provide an efficient service. Our team has proven itself by consistently delivering on some of the most complex rigging projects. Our steel erection and rigging capabilities include:

  • Rigging and lift planning
  • Safe work method statements
  • Rigging and dogging crews
  • Plant and equipment relocation
  • Steel erection
  • Rigging equipment supply & hire
  • Crane hire



APS Cranes & Rigging teams have been providing support for our client CYP, assisting in dismantling and reassembling the tunnel boring machines (TBM’S) that are drilling connecting tunnels for Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel mega project.

Working around the clock, the 125+ man team have delivered with safety excellence and efficiency always in mind. APS are proud to have been a major part of this massive infrastructure project, which is estimated to cost nearly $14 Billion.


Working closely with the Probuild Construction team, APS successfully installed various steel elements for the Eastland Shopping Centre.

Works included installing the huge vaulted skylight, the Library GRP façade and supporting steelwork, shop fronts, aluminium timber look ceilings, support structure, and entrance signage.

Many elements of the steel were fabricated at APS’s in-house facility.


As part of the early works for the Metro Tunnel, the APS crane and rigging team successfully installed the Franklin East and A’Beckett Street Yongnam Steel.

The Yongnam Steel is a prefabricated propping system made up of varying sizing and weights and is used to provide wall support to the massive Metro Tunnel shafts that will be used to deliver and remove major underground tunnelling and construction equipment.


Working in one of the major shopping malls in Melbourne, the APS riggers and boilermakers successfully installed three levels of architectural steelwork and ceilings. All works were carried out at night so that the shopping mall could be kept open for patrons during the day.

The high level of finish for the ceilings meant that extra care had to be taken to ensure that the mirror and stainless elements sustain damage during the installation phase. All steel work and finishes were completed in-house at the APS fabrication facility.


An APS rigging / rope access team deployed to the SLC Henderson assembly yard to demonstrate a simulated scenario on how the brace beam would be installed from a barge to the Casson using advanced rigging methods and rope access.

In attendance were SLC Management and Chevron Health and Safety representatives.

The demonstration was a great success, and the APS rigging/rope access crews were dispatched to Barrow Island, where numerous brace beams were installed and removed.


Initially contracted to the Gorgon LNG construction project in 2012, consistent, high-quality work saw the scope and APS site team continuously grow from a small team to 100+ tradesmen and rope access personnel. The complexity of the scope required our workforce to include riggers, scaffolders, boilermakers, and electricians, all of whom provided a wide range of specialist services.
Working closely with tier one O&G contractors such as Downer, the APS staff provided cost-effective, safe and time-saving solutions to support the complex construction activities being carried out, delivering our scopes with an outstanding safety record.