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 has unloaded and installed six lock gates on the Leie River in Belgium, on behalf of client Victor Buyck Steel Construction. The gates, which were installed on the river near Sint-Baafs-Vijve were designed to fit a brand new, larger lock as part of the De Vlaamse Waterweg Seine-Schelde Project.
“In the southwest of Flanders, Belgium, along the Leie River, all the locks are being renewed and enlarged,” explains Project Manager Luc De Meester. “This years-long project will allow larger inland vessels weighing up to 3.000 tones to sail, via the Leie, from the Seine in France to the Schelde in Antwerp.”
To unload and install the enormous 43-tonne lock doors, Sarens used the LTM 1130-5.1 and LTM 1450-8.1. Additionally, an AC50 and LTM 1100-5.2 worked for several days alongside the lock, completing preparations and finishing work.
In selecting the equipment, Sarens paid special attention to ground pressure and ensured that cranes would be versatile and flexible in three different positions along the lock. Because all equipment came from the Sarens headquarters in Wolvertem, Sarens could quickly transport and set up the telescopic cranes at the job site.
The lock doors measured 9,75m x 10m with a 26,6m radius, and Sarens crane drivers successfully lifted them without the use of a tailing crane. The work was completed one day earlier than expected, and Sarens is pleased to have been a part of this crucial initiative. For more information on the project, visit the Seine-Schelde Project website or view the video!