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
At the edges of the Arctic Circle lies a land of harsh Arctic winters and extreme isolation. Here, some 2.500km north of Moscow, the only inhabitants are Nenets, the region's nomadic reindeer herders. And here, one of the most important natural gas projects in Russia is taking shape: the USD 25 billion Yamal LNG project, led by Novatek and Total.
Braving the extreme cold, brutal winds, and isolated terrain, Sarens is transporting and lifting 630t tank modules for client Entrepose-Vinci, one of the project's main subcontractors. Vinci is in charge of assembling four 160.000m3 tanks, under the direction of the Technip-JGC-Chiyoda consortium, which is leading the LNG plant's installation.
Already, Sarens operators have used the CC8800-1 crane with boom booster to lift a 300t heat exchanger.
The Sarens team has also completed one of the project's most challenging lifts: placing a 630t main platform on top of a tank. The platform, which measures 42m x 25m x 15m, was transported by SPMT from the Sabetta port site to the project site, a distance of about 3km. It was then lifted at a 30m radius.
Project manager Abderahim Bouazza says that this is operationally the most difficult lift, demanding 99.7% of crane capacity. "As you can imagine, the engineering was very important for this special lift," says Bouazza.
This lift will be repeated for the other tank modules as the project continues through July 2017. During this time, the Sarens team will be staying at the Sabetta compound established by Entrepose.
"We are proud to be associated with one of the most important projects in Russia," says Marco Torri, key account manager. "It is worth mentioning the dedication of all members of the Sarens crew who worked and are working in Yamal by accepting the difficult weather, long days and nights because of the latitude, and an isolated job site."
Sarens is using a winter kit that can withstand temperatures of -30° C, deploying the following equipment at the project site:
The crane was transported from Canada, and the boom booster came from Houston. All material traveled through Antwerp and was transferred to the client ship for 3-4 weeks of sailing. It then took three weeks to set up the equipment on-site.