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
This June, Sarens spent five days on site in Thuin, Belgium, removing two railway bridges on behalf of client Franki and then lifting a new bridge in their place.
The objective was to remove the old bridges and install the new bridge from only one side of the canal. To do it, the crew positioned one crane on the canal bank, using a CC6800 to remove Bridge 7 (located at Rue de l'écluse à Lobbe) and an LR1750 to remove Bridge 8 (located at Rue de la Couture 25 in Thuin).
To remove Bridge 7, the crew had a 42-metre working radius in which to lift the 250-tonne structure. They had to drive 80 metres with new pieces suspended to avoid a private house and garden. To remove the 250-tonne Bridge 8, the crew had a 27-metre working radius.
During the planning stages, Sarens had proposed to position its crane as close as possible to the water to be able to complete the job with a smaller crane working at 98%. Sarens studied all sequences in advance with the client, carefully planning how to position prefabrication areas for the construction of new pieces.
The main challenge the crew faced was completing all lifting operations within five days, which included the removal of the two 250-tonne bridges and the erection of the new bridge. To install the new 300-tonne structure, Sarens had to first place two new supports weighing 160 and 200 tonnes each, and then lift the bridge into place.
Sarens is pleased with the successful completion of this project and wishes to congratulate project manager Abderahim Bouazza and key account manager Pieter Augustyn, as well as the crew, for their commitment and dedication to this operation.
Watch the video here!