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
Implenia Sweden AB recently contracted Sarens to replace an old railway bridge in the busy city centre of Stockholm, an operation that involved loading out three new bridge sections in Tallinn, Estonia; transporting them on Sarens’ largest seagoing barge and several inland vessels; and installing them in Stockholm using the ‘floatover’ method.
The operation was completed in several phases:
For this project, Sarens deployed several seagoing and inland vessels, as well as auxiliary equipment, including:
Planning was critical to the success of this operation because Sarens had to coordinate all activities with the timing of the railway closure. Work commenced on May 15, 2019 and was completed by July 30, 2019. Some changes to the execution method had to be made at a later stage, shortening the lead time Sarens had to complete activities in a timely way.
According to site manager Michal Jevcinec, “All operations were extremely challenging due to a tight time schedule, tight operational space in the heart of Stockholm, and the highest quality and precision requirements. An excellent working relationship, engineering, project team dedication, and punctual realisation made it possible to reach the project milestone ahead of schedule.”
“It was a challenging job in terms of organising and coordinating activities at three different locations in Sweden, ending in the beautiful city centre of Stockholm where we could demonstrate Sarens capacities and qualities in bridge installation solutions,” says project manager Jaap Ottevanger. “Thanks to the highly dedicated Sarens team, our marine subcontractors, the local authorities, and last but not least, our client Implenia.”
This project was a success thanks to the talents of project manager Jaap Ottevanger, site manager Willem Ditmer, site supervisors Tom de Bondt and Ben van Aggelpoel, project engineer Stef Walraet, and as many as 20 crew members working at the project’s peak. Congratulations to everyone involved in this operation!
Watch the video here!