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
In 2010, Algerian national oil company Sonatrach began a refinery rehabilitation project in Sidi-Arcine, east of their Algiers refinery. This US$408 million project promises to increase refining capacity from 2.7 to 3.6 million tonnes per year, and includes the modernisation of a crude distillation unit, aromatic facilities, and catalytic reformer unit as well as associated auxiliary units. It also involves the construction of isomerate, para-xylene, and benzene units.
Sarens was commissioned to lift the refinery's main column (530-C-021) in September, while the project was contracted to Technip SA. Sonatrach later appointed China Petroleum Jilin Chemical Engineering and Construction (JCC) to undertake construction work and replace the original column, with Technip's assistance.
To execute the move, Sarens selected the following equipment:
Sarens already had the CC2400 in Algeria. The CC9800, meanwhile, was shipped from Belgium to Algiers by boat and was rigged within 11-12 days.
The Sarens crew slewed to lift out the old column, weighing 188 tonnes and measuring 44 x 34 metres, and replaced it with the new column. Two crane operators and one lifting supervisor were involved in the operation, which took a total of three months to mobilise, execute, and demobilise. Sarens commends everyone involved on another safe and successful operation!