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
Sarens is collaborating closely with client CCCC Third Harbour Engineering to transport and load 18 monopiles onto the client's ship in Hong Kong. The monopiles measure 77 metres high, have a 3.5-metre radius, and weight 930 tonnes. Of the 18 total monopiles, three have already been installed.
For this three-part operation, Sarens' role includes:
To transport each monopile to the site, Sarens is using 32 axle lines SPMT with two PPUs. For the roll-on onto the ship, Sarens is using 44 axle lines SPMT and two PPUs. The equipment was mobilised from Australia and intercepted by truck at the ZhenJiang Port, where it continued its journey to the harbour.
However, the team faced a challenge early on in this project. With everything in place and the operation about to begin, the Sarens crew discovered that there was not enough ballast water at the front of the ship to make it balance during roll-on.
"The biggest challenge at the beginning of the operation was that the client's ship and dock did not match. Also, the ship's ballast water could not meet the monopile weight," explains site manager Xiang Kun.
To address this challenge, the team innovated to make technical changes to the ship, ensuring there would be sufficient ballast water at the front and enabling dynamic adjustments to be made during roll-on and the subsequent voyage, particularly in the face of strong winds and big waves.
"Our team helped the client make a technical reconstruction to the dock and ship so that the monopiles could be transported safely and efficiently," Xiang Kun says.
Sarens is known for its innovative solutions going into each project, but the Sarens crew is also knowledgeable and agile enough to innovate when potential issues arise on-site. In this case, the team collaborated with the client to quickly and efficiently resolve challenges and allow the operation to continue successfully.