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
New Nuclear Plant Construction
Operating Nuclear Plants
Small Modular Reactor (SMR)
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
Fax: 406 543 4505
Conf Rm: 406 532 3093
Rowesville, South Carolina (Office & Yard)
122 River Dr
Rowesville, SC 29133
Tel: 803 534 1348
Sorrento LA (Yard)
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, LA 70778
On the North Sea off the coast of England, an ambitious project is currently in the works: the construction of the world's largest wind farm, the Hornsea Project One. Once complete in 2020, the wind farm's 174 turbines will generate enough electricity to power over a million homes.
Sarens' client Dragados Offshore received a contract from Ørsted A/S (formerly DONG Energy) to deliver four substation jackets to the wind farm, some 120km off England's coast. In March of 2018, Dragados asked Sarens to load out each of the four jackets at the quay in Cádiz, Spain.
For this operation, six Sarens crewmembers carried out the weighing of each jacket, transport to the quay, and the final load out. (You can view the video of the operation here).
With the average weight of each jacket at about 1.900t and a height of 60m, this was no small feat. The main challenge Sarens faced was carrying out the operation while compensating for the changing tides, which required perfect coordination.
The team used the following equipment for the operation:
"We are pleased with the performance of Sarens," a representative from Dragados Offshore stated. "Different stages of the project for each jacket were carried out with no mistakes during weighing with the load cells, transport, ballasting, and setting down the jackets on the grillage the first time."