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
In 2014, Sarens used SPMTs and barges to move a 23.000t jacket for an offshore oil platform. Today, you can see exactly how we did it in this video.
The Sarens team completed the operation in record time and in almost every type of weather, including wind, rain, sun, and snow.
The operation, which was carried out for client Kvaerner Verdal, lasted 34 hours. "For Sarens Norway, this is a record for load out," says project manager Trond Nysæter.
To do it, the Sarens team worked in two shifts and at peak manpower of 20 people. Working together, they performed the skidding, jacket load out, ballasting, and engineering.
The project involved special considerations, including a 3,2m tidewater difference during load out. The team also had to work with a ballasting tolerance difference of 20mm between the barge and land skidways.
To handle the load, which measured 70m high, 140m long, and 90m wide, Sarens used the following equipment:
The equipment was mobilised by truck, and the team spent two weeks rigging it up. During the operation, the team also had to adapt to challenges like slow skidding due to the heating of hydraulic power packs.