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 was contracted to dismantle the "Passerelle des Rocs" bridge that was built in the 1970's over train tracks in the center of the city of Poitiers. Sarens lifted in total three pre-stressed bridge elements and three piles, the largest element being 52m long and weighing 270t.
The challenge was multiple :
- Designing an appropriate spreader bar of 50m
- Rigging a CC6800 with reduced space and truck access
- Lifting the bridge sections and piles in the authorized time windows: power cuts for the whole SNCF train infrastructure during night
Despite a first windy evening implicating several planning rearrangements, Sarens carried out the job within the scheduled time. Sarens brought its heavy lifting experience and flexibility to adapt realistically to the requests of a demanding but cooperative client.