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
Since February, Sarens has been working with AF Offshore Decom to recycle the Janice A and Murchison oil platforms, currently located in the North Sea. The decommissioned platforms will be recycled at Norway's AF Environmental Base Vats, one of Europe's most modern and environmentally sound decommissioning facilities.
Sarens' role in the operation includes the demolition and lifting of platform parts. For this, the Group is using the CC2800-1 crawler crane. Positioned in an SWSL configuration, the crane has a 66m main boom and 66m fly jib, as well as full superlift counterweight tray.
To reach the North Sea platforms, the crane travelled 60 hours from Norway aboard the cargo vessel MV Schokland. Upon arrival, Sarens operators spent eleven days preparing the crane to lift 50t loads.
"The CC2800-1 is Sarens' first large crawler crane mobilised to Norway to work in the demolition and recycling of decommissioned offshore installations," says Sarens project manager Henning Hamland. "We see marked growth in the recycling and demolition of decommissioned oil rigs, and are pleased to be a part of it."
Thanks to its skilled and dedicated employees, Sarens was able to deliver the crane on a tight schedule, addressing minor equipment repairs to certify it in time. The Group also encountered uneven terrain at the start of the project, which AF Offshore Decom addressed by filling out a massive gravel cushion.
Sarens is pleased to be a part of this project, which will continue through December 2017.