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SARENS
IN THE USA

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 Wisconsin from where we cover the Midwest, and in Rowesville from where we cover the East coast.

SERVICES

We provide Engineered Heavy Lifting Services

Heavy Lifting

  • We provide Project-based heavy lift services
  • Turnaround maintenance
  • Installation of turbines & generators
  • Erection of steel structures
  • Erection of heat exchangers
  • Installation of mechanical equipment, drums, casing / inlet ducts, vessels, pumps

Heavy Transport Services

  • Out of Gauge and abnormal load transport
  • Project based heavy transport
  • Rental of specialized transport equipment
  • Factory-to-Foundation

Decomissioning and Dismantling Services

Rental Services

  • We provide bare lease as well as operated rentals services
  • Skidding & jacking

OUR
MARKETS

  • New nuclear plant construction
  • Operating nuclear plant
  • Small Modular Reactor (SMR)
  • Decommissioning
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Government
  • Thermal power plants
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Major civil projects including:
    • Airports
    • Bridges
    • Stadia
    • Ports & yards
    • Oversized heavy haul

EQUIPMENT

  • Hydraulic cranes
  • Cranes ranging from 90T to 3200T
  • Hydraulic jacks
  • Strand jacks
  • Self Propelled Modular Trailers
  • Semi trailers
  • Out of Gauge transport

OFFICES

Sarens USA
10855 John Ralston Rd
Houston, Texas 77044
+ 1 832 536 3669
+ 1 832 615 2678
info.us@sarens.com

Sarens USA
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, Louisiana 70778
+ 1 225 450 7027info.us@sarens.com

Sarens Nuclear & Industrial Services
122 River Drive
Rowesville, South Carolina 29133
+ 1 803 534 1348
+ 1 803 535 6093
nuclear@sarens.com

Sarens Nuclear & Industrial Services
1430 South Goodland Road
Hartford, WI 53027
+ 1 414 299 0858
nuclear@sarens.com

SpinLauch Vacuum Chamber in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Sarens lifted and maneuvered the world's largest diameter vacuum chamber in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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September 2022

Sarens was commissioned by client SpinLaunch to assist in the heavy lifting and transport operations at their site in Truth or Consequences in New Mexico from December 2020 until February 2021. 

SpinLaunch is currently developing and testing a mass accelerator to launch satellites into space orbit using kinetic energy instead of rockets. The vacuum chamber represents a central piece of their technology. 

Sarens team, in close collaboration with SpinLaunch engineering and construction, had to lift, tilt, and transport the chamber at the New Mexico site. A detailed engineering study and lifting plan was worked out with the client to develop a unique concept design for lifting and tilting the launching chamber.

Sarens deployed:

  • 2 x tower SMLT 5.800 mm;
  • 4 x strand jack SWL 450T;
  • 2 x strand jack SWL 45T;
  • 64 x axle lines SPMT K2400 and 4 PPU

The equipment was mobilised in 32 trucks from our site in Virginia and Houston and assembled in four weeks. The wind, snow, and freezing temperatures added to the challenge. 

The chamber measured 33m diameter and weighed over 1000T. The chamber was lifted vertically over 16m, rotated 90 degrees, and transported 200m. According to Steven Sarens, “We are very proud of being part of a historic project. The team faced interesting challenges during the lifts and devised the most unique solutions with intensive engineering and support from SpinLaunch.”

Watch the video here!