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
In the harbor of Bilbao, Sarens was contracted by URSSA Steel Constructions to jack-up the upper structure of a Ship Grab Unloader weighing 1100T. The structure was manufactured on the bottom sill beams of the SGU, 5m above ground level, and lifted more than 50m until its final position.
To undertake the operation, our team deployed eight 200T lifting strandjacks and four 150T tie-back strandjacks. The equipment was transported from the Belgium yard in two days and took around 2 weeks for assembly.
URSSA has commissioned similar type of jack-ups in the past using more than 16 strandjacks, but Sarens provided the client with a technically superior and a commercially viable solution by deploying only 12 strandjacks.
4 pairs of 200T strandjacks were installed on top of each SGU leg and 4 single tie back strandjacks were installed at the bottom part of those same legs. The 1100T structure was lifted around 50m and placed onto its final position. Once placed, our lifting pair of strandjacks accurately adjusted the structure after which a number of bolts were adjusted between the upper structure and its 4 legs.
According to Sarens KAM, Technical solutions, José Mª Martínez Gutiérrez, "It was a very nice and smooth jack up and the client was happy about the safe lift performed by our team within designated time."