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
Sarens worked for William Hare to install a huge new footbridge linking two key parts of the Manchester Airport extension. The bridge links the extension to Terminal 2 and the new multi-storey car park. It is part of the £1 billion facelift of the Manchester airport and will open in 2020.
Since the site for the installation was 300m away fro the live airport, it was crucial to ascertain the type of equipment deployed and ensure safety. Moreover, the equipment had to be planned to arrive at the site 'just in time' as the site was very compact. Sarens decided to deploy
Two small LTM1160 cranes were deployed to load the bridge section in a laydown area to save on space and time so that the main crane LTM1750 could be rigged while the bridge was being loaded. The equipment was transported from London and Middlesbrough. LTM1750 travelled through the night to ensure it arrives in time. Nine trucks were used to transport SPMT and the 3 cranes. The two LTM1160 cranes were set up in a day while the main crane LTM1750 was assembled a day before the main lift, after the bridge had been transported and positioned in the lifting location.
Project manager, Alister Smith says, "The 85T footbridge was positioned with the SPMTs and LTM1160 before the main crane arrived. The LTM1750 lifted the 45m long bridge to a height of 8m to finally position it precisely between the two buildings." He adds, "Safety was key for the project due to its close proximity to the live airport but our crew completed the job safely in four days."