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
From July through September of 2019, Sarens was on site in Créteil, France, to assist Eiffage/Razel with building a new metro station. As part of this important operation, Sarens performed the heavy lift, transport, and assembly of a 977-tonne tunnel drilling machine at the construction site.
First, the crew used 400 to 700-tonne telescopic cranes to preassemble the machine components in a laydown area. Then, they deployed 2 x 10 axle lines SPMT to transport the pre-assembled boring components to the project site in a smooth, controlled, and safe manner.
With the construction area cleared, assembly had to proceed quickly. Sarens installed the massive machine in three sections, lifting a 355-tonne front shield, 258-tonne middle shield, and a 130-tonne cutter head. The crew installed each pre-assembled component using the Sarens LR-1750 pedestal crane, which allowed for outriggers to be placed on the molded wall of the construction pit. The final installation lift required an additional tailing crane: a Grove GMK 6300L hydraulic crane. The Sarens crew then used Sarskids to skid the entire 977-tonne tunnel boring machine some 70 metres into position.
The LR-1750 crane used during this project arrived via road from Thuin, and the heaviest crane parts passed through Paris at night in order to avoid traffic delays. The other special equipment, including SPMTs and jacking and skidding systems, came by road from Wolvertem. The LR-1750 remained on-site for a month before being transferred to a second job site for the same client. The 700-tonne telescopic crane stayed on site to finish further assembly work.
For more information about this operation, please view this video and see #howwedoit!