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
The municipality of Puurs, located in the Belgian province of Antwerp, recently completes its 725 years of existence. The anniversary of the town's foundation was celebrated by installing a carillon at the Saint-Pieter church. Saint-Pieter Church, built in the 15th century, is a very large church and is referred to as the region's cathedral. Its baroque-style bell tower was added in the late 17th century. The classical center piece was completed in 1744.
The new carillon for the bell tower of the church comprised of 50 handmade bells in high quality bronze and the biggest bell out of the fifty, weighing 400kg, was provided by local brewery, Duvel Moorgat.
Sarens, with a proven experience in safe lifting, was contracted by the municipality to hoist the carillon on the church tower. A total weight of 4.5T was required to be lifted. Sarens deployed its 70T class mobile telescopic crane. Each bell was lifted in a safe and meticulous manner; the project implementation was a treat to watch for the residents.
The greatest challenge was to accurately position on platform and one-by-one pull the bells inside the church through the opening at the top of the church tower.
The residents of the Puurs municipality enjoyed the event and witnessed the Sarens tall blue crane lift the beautiful bronze bells. From now on, residents and passers-by can hear the carillon playing.
Enjoy the video of the operation here here.