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
Equipment used: Barge Paula; 4 x 30 axle lines SPMT's; winches; ballast pumps; ramps
Sarens transports the 16 new lock doors of the Panama Canal. The gigantic doors (with weights between 1.900t and 4.300t and measuring 58,7m x 10m x 34,7m) are moved with SPMT's onto Sarens' barge Paula at the factory in San Giorgio di Nogaro (Italy). The doors are then brought to an STX sea-going vessel in Trieste. At their arrival in Panama all 16 lock doors will be unloaded with SPMT's at the Atlantic side of the Canal. Later eight of them will be brought to the Pacific side, thus crossing the Panama Canal.
Sarens' intensive engineering preparations included barge stability, ballast and mooring calculations as well as deliberations with both the port authorities of Trieste and Nogaro. The locks are part of a new lock complex that is being built in a separate bypass next to the existing locks. The new system will result in an increased lockage capacity, a shorter maintenance time and the possibility to receive larger vessels.