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
New Nuclear Plant Construction
Operating Nuclear Plants
Small Modular Reactor (SMR)
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
Fax: 406 543 4505
Conf Rm: 406 532 3093
Rowesville, South Carolina (Office & Yard)
122 River Dr
Rowesville, SC 29133
Tel: 803 534 1348
Sorrento LA (Yard)
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, LA 70778
Picture Courtesy Le Department, Pas de Calais
April 2019: This past October, Sarens was on site in Aix-Noulette, France, to install and jack down a 950-tonne bowstring bridge for client Eiffage. But although Sarens has left its mark on many bridges around the world, this particular project came with its own unique challenges.
During the engineering phase it became clear that this would be no ordinary bridge installation. First, the surrounding terrain, as well as the bridge itself, were sloped in two directions-along both the bridge length and width. Second, there was another bridge in the immediate vicinity, and it would remain operational at all times. This meant that no equipment could exceed the width of the bowstring bridge in the direction of the neighbouring bridge.
Finally, the bridge had to be installed along its longitudinal axis, which required carefully-selected equipment including 40-axles SPMT, a CS600 jacking system, and an HSL 450 strand jack. As project manager Tom Jonckers explains, "Each piece of equipment was carefully selected for this project, especially the CS600 jacking system, which met the specific requirements of being compact yet fast enough. Compact equipment was required because the neighboring bridge limited our working space, whereas jacking speed was necessary to meet the deadline for the road opening."
The operation required several carefully-coordinated steps:
The 6-member crew successfully executed this operation within two nights. Sarens commends everyone involved in coordinating this precise operation!