Sarens entered US Heavy lift and heavy haul space in 2009 by acquiring Rigging International, a company based in California. We officialy changed the name to Sarens USA, INC. in 2012.
Sarens USA, INC has offices in Houston from where we cover the Gulf area, in Montana from where we cover the Midwest, and in Rowesville from where we cover the East coast.
We provide Engineered Heavy Lifting Services
Heavy Transport Services
Decomissioning and Dismantling Services
Houston, Texas (Office & Yard)
10855 John Ralston Rd
Houston, TX 77044
Tel: 832 536 3669
Fax: 832 615 2678
Missoula, Montana (Office)
Missoula, MT 59808
Tel: 406 543 4427
Rowesville, South Carolina (Office & Yard)
122 River Dr
Rowesville, SC 29133
Tel: 832 714 0176
Sorrento LA (Yard)
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, LA 70778
Tel: 225 450 7027
Sarens recently performed the transport and lift of an offshore wind farm jacket cluster for client Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) in Methil, Scotland.
BiFab is manufacturing 26 jacket substructures for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea, located off the coast of Scotland. As part of its GBP 100 million contract with EPCI contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting, BiFab will deliver the first ten substructures this August and the remainder in April of 2018.
Working in unpredictable weather and changing visibility, the Sarens team came together to move and lift the first cluster, which weighed over 1.000 tonnes.
The following equipment was used for the operation:
Sarens cranes had been on site since May of 2017. The CC9800 and CC8800-1 were delivered to the site by vessel, offloaded, and rigged on the quayside in their final working positions.
For this operation, the team first transported the 1.022-tonne load 76 metres, an operation that took four SPMT operators about two hours to complete.
With the offshore jacket in the horizontal position at the up-ending location, the Sarens team was ready for the 90-metre lift. They attached the lifting tackle to the lifting points and removed the lashing so that two main lift cranes, the CC9800 and CC8800-1, could begin hoisting the load up in slow increments, slewing slightly.
With the main lift cranes in operation, both tail cranes then began to hoist, slew and track towards the main lift cranes. As the offshore jacket became more vertical and the load was transferred onto the main lift cranes, the tail cranes began to slew the offshore jacket into its final position until the load was shared between the main lift cranes.
"The greatest challenge during the lifting operation was to coordinate the functioning of the two main lift cranes and two tail cranes," says Operations Manager Andrew Hunt.
It took four crane operators and six banksmen an hour and a half to up-end the jacket from a horizontal to a vertical position, including twenty minutes for the client to fix brackets to the jacket.
"Coordination and communication played a vital part to ensure the lifting of the offshore jacket was completed safely," says Hunt.
With the lift complete, the unpredictable weather took over for the finale: within fifteen minutes of upending, fog enveloped the top of the offshore jacket and it was no longer visible from the ground.