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 2018, Sarens will unveil the new SGC 250 crane for a high-profile project on behalf of joint venture clients Bouygues Travaux Publics of France and Laing O'Rourke Construction of the UK. The nearly 4-year project, valued in excess of £20 million, involves the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset, UK.
"Hinkley Point is an extremely prestigious project, not only in the UK and Europe, but also globally," says Sarens Project Manager Mark Rowlands. "The eyes of the world will be watching how Sarens performs."
Sarens is bringing the specialized knowledge and financing to design, build, and operate such a large crane, which will soon be the largest SGC in the Sarens fleet. Thanks to six kilometres of rail laid on-site, the crane will also be able to travel between three different lift locations without the need for disassembly or re-assembly.
The SGC 250 will be mobilized overland from Gent to a nearby lay down yard before it is shuttled to the project site. An estimated 280 trucks will be required to deliver the entire SGC, though at the moment the narrow lanes leading to the site only allow 10 trucks per day. Plans are in the works for a purpose-built access road at the site, but a lot of planning will still need to go into all the logistics of delivery.
Once on site, the SGC 250 may need to perform lifts at night, using an anti-collision system. This would be done to minimize disruption during the day, when 52 tower cranes will be operating at the work site. The crew would need light to operate at night, but in this case the local bat population poses a special challenge. The team will need to find solutions that do not disturb the bats, which are a protected species.
With everything in place, the SGC 250 will begin performing various lifts ranging from 50t to 1.150t or more, and with radiuses of up to 165m. It will pick up and install prefab concrete elements, steel structures, and reactor equipment directly from each prefabrication position. A second crane, the CC 2800, will assist as a rigging crane.