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
When the Indian government decided to revive and upgrade the Ramagundam fertiliser plant, Sarens was there to help make it possible. The gas-based plant, located 240 kilometres from Hyderabad, will have the capacity to produce 11.2 lakh tonnes of urea per year once it is completed.
Sarens performed the first reactor lift on behalf of Ramagundam Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (RFCL) through EPC contractor Bridge and Roof Company Limited. To lift the reactor, the crew used the 1.600-tonne capacity CC8800-1 crane in SSL 84 & 72 configuration and the 600-tonne capacity CC2800 in SSL 54 configuration.
The CC8800-1 arrived from Greece and was offloaded in the port of Mumbai before being transported to the project site by road. The Sarens team took seven days to safely assemble all of the equipment, despite constrained working space.
With the cranes ready, the crew proceeded to lift the 425-tonne, 54-metre long urea reactor at a radius of 24 metres. To do it, they upended the reactor using the CC8800-1 as the main crane and the CC2800 as the tailing crane. Then, the main crane slewed and marched to erect the reactor at its location.
"The first erection was completed with precision," said Abhishek Jain, India Country Manager, and Deepak Sharma, Operation Head. "A designated safety officer made sure that the entire lift was safely executed, and we are making sure the next set of lifts are completed in the stipulated time frame."
During the operation, the team faced constant rain, a constrained area in which to work, and narrow travelling roads on the premises. Despite these challenges, the 20-member crew executed the first lift safely and on schedule.
"We are proud of our operations, fleet, engineering, logistics, sales, planning, and support teams for making sure that the CC8800-1 was imported to India, transported swiftly, and executed the projects safely and efficiently," says Navneet Jain, Regional Deputy Director, APAC.
The crane will remain at the work site for another month, where it will erect five more key components, each weighing a maximum of 640 tonnes, among other heavy lift tasks.
Sarens would like to congratulate everyone involved in making this first lift a success!