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
The world’s largest crane, the Sarens SGC-250, has completed its first major lift at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK.
This is the first in a series of more than 700 lifts that the SGC-250 will perform here over the next four years, on behalf of client Bylor and project owner EDF/ NNB. The loads will range from precast concrete elements to pipe sections, steel rings, and machinery equipment weighing from 10 to 1.600 tonnes. The SGC-250 will also lift five major parts of each unit’s steel containment liner and dome.
There is truly nothing too large for this massive crane: the SGC-250 has a maximum load moment of 250.000TM, enabling astonishing 5.000-tonne lifts! Even at a greater radius of 100 metres, it can still lift 2.000T loads.
The SGC-250 was designed in-house and specially engineered according to the clients’ lifting schedule. It will work from three different lift locations on site, traveling via rail to reach each of them. This flexibility and mobility is a key feature of the SGC-250: it has two sets of wheels designed both for 360° slewing and for travel between lift positions. The SGC-250’s ability to relocate, fully-rigged, from one lift position to another makes it one of the most unique cranes in the global heavy lifting industry.
The SGC-250 travelled to Hinkley Point via ship and road transport. Half of the components for the crane arrived at the Avonmouth port via ship while others came in via road. Some 400 truck loads transported the SGC-250 modules to the site, where the crew worked to assemble the massive crane over a limited 10-week timespan.
For more on the Sarens SGC-250 crane, please check out this video!