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
In Merksem, Belgium, crews were recently hard at work completing the construction of a new tunnel for a gas pipeline below the existing Albert Canal. The gas pipeline previously ran across a nearby bridge, but due to bridge reconstruction, that portion of the pipeline needed to be placed along an alternate route.
With the tunnel newly drilled, client Van den Berg / Besix tapped Sarens to install the 274 metre-long gas tube inside the shaft. This precision operation involved eleven cranes and careful execution by everyone on the ground.
Sarens deployed nine telescopic cranes ranging from 40t to 100t capacity, in addition to the client's two existing cranes. Setting up the cranes took approximately an hour and fifteen minutes, and they remained at the site for one day.
To successfully execute the operation, the cranes worked together to simultaneously lift and hold up the pipe. They worked without visual contact, and were guided by the lifting supervisor. Bit by bit, the load was then inserted into the pipe shaft at a precise angle and pulled carefully through the tunnel via mechanisms on the other side of the Albert Canal.
Two challenges that the 11-member team faced were limited visibility and confined working conditions. For example, in normal conditions with more available space, smaller cranes could have been used and positioned right next to the tube.
Sarens congratulates the crew and engineers on a successful operation. "We are very satisfied with the cooperation," says Maarten Pombreu, Business Line Manager, Horizontal Directional Drilling. "The result is very good."