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
Sarens' heavy lifting expertise is helping S-Oil with their new expansion project in Ulsan, South Korea. This expansion is expected to create 20,000 jobs and raise South Korea's export volume by 2.5 trillion won per year. Using a gantry system on the RFCC steel structure, Sarens is making the heaviest lifts possible at S-Oil's Onsan complex.
For this project, Sarens designed a completely new lifting gantry system in-house, so that it could be operated from the client's (Daelim & Daewoo E&C), steel structure. The system is designed for multiple heavy equipment lifts at the S-Oil site and consists of:
It can execute multiple steps for the erection of heavy equipment, including:
"This project has established Sarens as a reference for heavy lift operations at refinery sites in Korea, especially for the heaviest regenerator, disengager, and reactor lifts," says project manager Ilseob Shin.
Custom design and assembly on this scale is always challenging, but never impossible, for the team at Sarens. The operation involved a team of thirteen working closely together: two operators, a nine-person rigging crew (six from Sarens, three from the client), one project manager, and one site engineer. Foster Wheeler did the front-end engineering design concept, and the gantry was fabricated locally.
The team had to ensure everything was made exactly to specification and assembly procedures were carefully followed. It then took 30 working days to set up the equipment, which arrived in about 18 containers (both 20' and 40') from Belgium, Malaysia, and the local fabrication site.
Sarens is pleased to have contributed expertise and equipment to make this project possible, and looks forward to S-Oil's successful expansion.