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 is proud to be on-site at the Maasvlakte 2 Terminal in Rotterdam, executing onshore logistics for an offshore wind farm operation on behalf of BOW Terminal BV.
Since October of 2017, Sarens has been on site, offloading incoming wind farm modules, transporting and placing them carefully into position on the quay, and loading them out for offshore transport to the North Sea.
The Group is pleased to release a new video of this major logistics operation, which shows how crew members use two of the world's biggest crawler cranes to load in and load out modules weighing over 1.000 tonnes.
As the wind farm transition pieces (TPs) arrive via barge from the fabrication shop, Sarens meets them at the quay with its two enormous crawler cranes: the CC8800-1 and CC6800.
The CC8800-1 lifts each of the 450-480-tonne modules and transfers it to the 500t-capacity TP handler, essentially a 35-metre SMLT tower with one 650t-capacity strand jack and SPMTs. The TP handler then expertly manoeuvres each module to its designated position on the quay, carefully setting it down into position.
When it is time to transport these wind farm modules offshore for installation, Sarens loads them out onto a waiting barge. Both TPs and their corresponding MPs (mono piles) are loaded onto the barge together. Sarens lifts and loads the TPs with the CC8800-1, and then the CC8800-1 and CC6800 work in tandem to carefully lift the MPs. These mono piles weigh between 300 and 1.130 tonnes each, with diameters from 3-8 metres and lengths of up to 112 metres.
For these operations, the CC8800-1 is in SSL 72-metre configuration with SL carrier, and the CC6800 is in SSL 66-metre configuration with SL carrier. They arrived on-site via road, and assembly took four weeks for the TP handler and three weeks for the two cranes. The cranes will both remain on site for the next several months, performing load-ins and load-outs for this major logistics operation.