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
The Fort Hills, Alberta oil sands mining project is considered to be one of the most promising oil sands assets in the region. Operated by Suncor, the project is expected to produce up to 180,000 barrels per day for approximately the next 50 years, and to create 1,600 permanent jobs for people in the region.
Sarens contributed to the project by transporting and lifting 11 solvent bullets and over 200 modules. Each of the 49m-long solvent bullets weighed 390T, and the 30m-long modules weighed up to 140T. Sarens was also responsible for lifting 80T flare stack sections and erecting them at a height of 137m.
The Sarens team, comprised of 100 lift crew members and 50 transport crew members, completed the project between August 2015 and January 2017. The rigging equipment alone required 10 tractor-trailer truckloads, transported from Edmonton to the Fort Hills project.
The team faced several obstacles during the operation, including remote working conditions, freezing temperatures approaching -35°C, and the challenge of erecting a flare stack at such a great height.
"The project was extremely challenging," says Sarens project manager Chris Guenette, "but we were able to perform it to a very high safety and operational standard."
Sarens used the following equipment during operations: