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
Soaring 151 meters above the ground, the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen is the tallest church spire in France. It was built over the course of three centuries, and its varied architectural styles, from neo-Gothic spires to 13th-century stained glass, reflect the changing tastes of each generation. Its facade also bears the story of passing time and battles won and lost, from the Wars of Religion to World War II, when many of its windows were shattered.
Owing to these frequent attacks and the natural aging of the building, the cathedral is constantly under restoration. So when one of France's top restoration firms, Enterprise Georges Lanfry, needed to reach the highest sections of the cathedral, they turned to Sarens for help.
"It was a wonderful experience to work on one of the most iconic and historic cathedrals in France," says Paulo Goncalves, France Country Manager for Sarens.
To lift scaffolding baskets to the top of the cathedral, Sarens deployed the Liebherr LTM 1160-5.1, moving it to the site location in less than an hour and quickly assembling it to start the operation. The Liebherr LTM-1160-5.1 is the perfect crane for delicate operations like this: it has long boom systems and very high load capacities, but it's also ideal for working in tight quarters, like the busy central area surrounding the cathedral.
As Sarens operators lifted heavy scaffolding baskets above a narrow, busy road in the center of Rouen, they had to ensure the absolute safety of passerby below. They also had to maneuver carefully past the cathedral building and existing scaffolding as they hoisted each basket to the top.
As always, the engineering and operations teams masterfully handled each challenge, executing their task on time and on budget. Sarens is proud to have been part of the effort to bring this spectacular cathedral back to its original beauty, and to live up to its promise:Nothing too heavy, nothing too high.