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
IDESA commissioned Sarens to perform lifting and installation operation at the GALP Energia's Sines refinery in Portugal.
With a distilling capacity of 10.9 million tonnes a year, or 220,000 barrels a day, the Sines refinery is one of the largest in Europe. The Sines refinery began operating in 1978. Covering an area of 320 hectares, the Sines refinery has a storage capacity of 3 million m³, of which 1.5 million m³ is crude oil, and the remainder includes final and intermediate products such as gas, gasoline, diesel, and so on. The refinery comprises of 34 processing units.
There was a limited room for installing our equipment and was very challenging to bring them inside the refinery. The time schedule was tight as always and the client asked for a crawler crane of a minimum 1000T capacity.
Our team studied the job location, space constraints, safety concerns, and client's requirement. The team deployed:
The equipment was transported from the Headquarters by ship followed by trucks in approximately two weeks and was rigged in ten days. It was a challenging task to get the equipment inside the refinery.
The crew replaced the new reactor pieces in the generator and installed a cat cooler. The parts weighed upto 105T and 100m in dimension. They were lifted at a maximum radius of 25.3m. There was a limited time available for lifting during and outage of the refinery. A total number of nine picks were executed at site to complete the operation.