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 worked with BOMESC Offshore Engineering to load out and transport a series of irregular modules on site at Tianjin, China. Sarens’ role was to load out 17 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) modules weighing a combined total of 26.341 tonnes, with the heaviest module weighing 2.720 tonnes. The operation was carried out on behalf of project owner MODEC, a global supplier and operator of offshore platforms.
Sarens selected SPMTs for the project because they could synchronously lift heavy loads and would show very minor movement after multi-turning without a coupling block connection (due to grillage space limitations).
The 104-axle lines SPMTs and 4 PPUs were transported to the site via 12 trucks over the course of 1-2 days. Rigging took two days, and the crew worked in a confined space and along a very tight route with a minimum clearance of just 100mm. Successful transport and assembly were possible partly because Sarens had carried out a road survey in advance, accounting for obstacles along the route to save on time and work required.
Sarens also conducted detailed equipment inspections before the operation began. Because the modules to be loaded out had a centre of gravity that was offset to one side, the crew took advantage of the SPMTs’ capacity and made specific trailer arrangements to meet module load out requirements. For example, one group of SPMTs was loaded with up to 42 tonnes.
The operation went smoothly and the modules were successfully loaded out thanks to the hard work and expertise of eight crew members.
“The load-out was carried out safely and efficiently,” says project manager Martin Huang. “Good planning and teamwork were the key to this project. I would like to thank everyone involved.”