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
Stad Gent roped in Sarens, the specialists of heavy lifting, to install the artificial fire system in the dragon on the belfry of Ghent.
The 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers in the heart of Ghent. It's the tallest belfry in Belgium and also part of the UNESCO's World Heritage List. To mark the 175th year of the Ghent festivities, it was decided to light its top, precisely after 199 years.
Sarens decided to deploy its LTM 1300-6.1 TF 35 m to carry out the operation. The crane was transported at night from our yard in Wolvertem to the site and rigged in three hours. After drone scans and laser scans were completed by the land surveyor, two of the technicians in a man basket were lifted by the LTM 1300-6.1 to a height of 91m where they installed the customised fire system in the mouth of the dragon.
Planning Manager, Sales, Hans Sarens remarks, "Being a Belgian company, we are proud to be associated with a historic event of our country and safely complete the operation. Directeur, Dienst Evenementen, Feesten, Markten en Foren, Stad Gent, Jeroen De Schuyteneer adds, "I would like to express that your crane operators are formidable guys in terms of thinking and interaction on the ground. It is a pleasure for all the different technicians to work with them."