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
When Bunker Oil expanded their tank farm in Aalesund, Norway, Sarens was there to execute the load-in of tanks weighing up to 140 tonnes and place them with absolute accuracy onto two-meter high jacking towers that acted as temporary supports.
To achieve the flexibility, lift, and accuracy necessary for the operation, Sarens deployed two 12-axle Kamag SPMTs which were more than up to the challenge. ( See the video here!)
Five crew members used the K24ST Kamag SPMTs and six PJ250 jacking towers, chosen for their speed and ease of handling. "The PJ250 jacking system is perfect for fast but stable jacking operations," says project manager Tor Arne Naess. Because of space constraints, a crane was not an option for this operation.
All equipment was mobilised by truck and everything was in position within two days. Trailers were unloaded and prepared for load-in by day 1, and the jacking system was prepared and positioned on day 1 so it was ready for jacking on day 2.
The team successfully completed the operation in challenging conditions. Ålesund is located on Norway's western coast, and is a remote location with sensitive flora and fauna that must be respected. The weather conditions can also be challenging, with near-constant wind and sub-zero temperatures in winter.
In addition to challenges presented by the remote terrain, Sarens faced limitations on the job site itself, with limited space for the SPMTs to manoeuvre. Despite the constraints, the crew worked quickly and capably to complete the operation.