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 was awarded the contract of maneuvering the main bridge section of the new Wervick bridge. The new bridge is built as part of the Seine - Escaut project subsidised by the European Union. The objective is to make the waterway between the Seine and the Scheldt accessible to big vessels, loaded with large cargoes. The existing bridge between Wervik and Wervicq-South, connecting France with Belgium, is too low for ships with three layers of containers.
The new section of the bridge was fabricated by Victor Buyck Steel Construction company in their workshop in Ghent along the river Lys. The 70m long and 11m wide section weighs 360T.
The bridge was slowly maneuvered from the workshop to the river side with two of Sarens SPMTs. The load was then rotated at an angle of 180 degrees to align to the direction of the barge floated on the Lys. The bridge was then jacked up, releasing the SPMTs, and skilfully placed on the barge by simultaneously balancing the barge, equalising the pressure of water on the sides.
The bridge sailed the Lys for two days to arrive at its destination and is now temporarily placed on a site, upstream of the Menin lock. The dismantling of the old bridge began mid - January. In the coming months, the parts of the bridge will be assembled and welded together. The bridge is estimated to open to traffic by May 2017.