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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 Wisconsin from where we cover the Midwest, and in Rowesville from where we cover the East coast.


We provide Engineered Heavy Lifting Services

Heavy Lifting

  • We provide Project-based heavy lift services
  • Turnaround maintenance
  • Installation of turbines & generators
  • Erection of steel structures
  • Erection of heat exchangers
  • Installation of mechanical equipment, drums, casing / inlet ducts, vessels, pumps

Heavy Transport Services

  • Out of Gauge and abnormal load transport
  • Project based heavy transport
  • Rental of specialized transport equipment
  • Factory-to-Foundation

Decomissioning and Dismantling Services

Rental Services

  • We provide bare lease as well as operated rentals services
  • Skidding & jacking


  • New nuclear plant construction
  • Operating nuclear plant
  • Small Modular Reactor (SMR)
  • Decommissioning
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Government
  • Thermal power plants
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Major civil projects including:
    • Airports
    • Bridges
    • Stadia
    • Ports & yards
    • Oversized heavy haul


  • Hydraulic cranes
  • Cranes ranging from 90T to 3200T
  • Hydraulic jacks
  • Strand jacks
  • Self Propelled Modular Trailers
  • Semi trailers
  • Out of Gauge transport


Sarens USA
10855 John Ralston Rd
Houston, Texas 77044
+ 1 832 536 3669
+ 1 832 615 2678

Sarens USA
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, Louisiana 70778
+ 1 225 450

Sarens Nuclear & Industrial Services
122 River Drive
Rowesville, South Carolina 29133
+ 1 803 534 1348
+ 1 803 535 6093

Sarens Nuclear & Industrial Services
1430 South Goodland Road
Hartford, WI 53027
+ 1 414 299 0858

Creators & Explorers: Introducing the Mightiest Cranes in the World
Sarens SGCs are built for extreme heights and massive capacities, and they are the future of super heavy lifting.
April 2021

At Sarens, we work on the boldest projects the world has ever seen. So when clients ask for big solutions, we deliver. This drive for innovation has led us to build the mightiest cranes on the planet: Sarens Giant Cranes (SGCs). 

Sarens SGCs include the SGC-90, SGC-120, SGC-140, and SGC-250, all built for a world where nothing is impossible. Each is designed in-house and suited to super-heavy lifts across industries as varied as nuclear, logistics, offshore and onshore, bridge installations, civil works, petrochemical plants, and construction.

Sarens SGCs are built for extreme heights and massive capacities, and they are the future of super heavy lifting. At no point in history have we seen so many advances in our ability to build on a larger scale than ever before, and Sarens is proud to be part of this monumental period of engineering ingenuity.


As the world aspires to new heights, Sarens is there, matching every ambition to the right crane for the job. Today, that means lifting heavier and higher loads than ever before. And when no cranes existed that could do that, Sarens set out to build them.

Under the inspired guidance of Benny Sarens, Sarens pioneered its first SGC crane, the SGC-120, capable of lifting 3.200 tonnes and reaching boom lengths as high as the Great Pyramid of Giza. This initiative rapidly led to the expansion of the Sarens Technical Solutions department and was instrumental in developing a world-class, in-house team of technical problem-solvers.

With its debut in 2011, the SGC-120 became part of a proud legacy of innovation that spans decades and touches every continent. From the beginning, Sarens conceived the SGC cranes to help clients do what was once impossible—without ever wavering on our guiding principles of safety, engineering creativity, and operational excellence. 


Each SGC crane is a ring-based heavy lifting machine capable of reaching extreme heights, setting the standard for state-of-the-art super heavy lifting. Whereas the four cranes vary in capacity, size, and technical specifications, they share common defining features:

  • Greater capacities, heights, and possibilities. The SGCs were built for extreme engineering challenges, at heights and capacities that would previously have been impossible. The greatest of them, the SGC-250, can lift an astonishing 5.000 tonnes, with a boom that soars 160 metres high.
  • A compact footprint. Thanks to a stable ring design, each SGC takes up a small portion of the worksite while maximising mobility around a 360-degree track.
  • Low ground-bearing pressures. Even the heaviest and mightiest crane in the world, the SGC-250, maintains low ground-bearing pressures of no more than 25 tonnes per square metre, thanks to several wheel bogies on double-ring beams and spreader mats.
  • Flexible worldwide transportation and assembly. Sarens SGC cranes can be containerised and shipped anywhere in the world, taking approximately 4-5 weeks for mobilisation of approximately 150-155 containers (400 containers for the SGC-250). The three smaller SGCs take approximately six weeks for assembly, whereas the mighty SGC-250 requires approximately seven to eight weeks.
  • Innovative counterweight solutions. Once emptied, the containers used to transport each crane can be used as counterweight boxes, filled with locally-sourced material to achieve a total weight of 100T per container. This significantly reduces transportation costs for the client.


Sarens has been proud to help clients achieve some of the greatest engineering feats of our time, thanks to an innovative family of cranes that is redefining what is possible in the world of super heavy lifting. The Sarens SGCs include: 

SGC-90 “Little Celeste”

1.650T capacity // 130m boom // 35m ring base diameter

The SGC-90 has a tremendous advantage: it is a powerful electric crane that generates its own energy. With a boom reaching up to 130 metres, it can lift up to 1.650 tonnes from a compact, 35-metre diameter base. 

Developed in-house during the Covid-19 pandemic and making its debut in 2020, the “Little Celeste,” as it’s nicknamed, is the first all-electric crane in the Sarens fleet. It can be fully powered by the electric grid, even generating its own electricity each time it lowers a load. When the SGC-90 is connected to the grid, it can also recover and feed energy back, reducing consumption by up to 40%. This environmentally-friendly crane is silent, emits no exhaust, and poses no oil contamination hazards. Its lack of hydraulic pumps, filters, and engines also makes it maintenance-friendly and reliable.

SGC-120 “The Big Benny”

3.200T capacity // 130m boom // 38,4m ring base diameter

The first in the SGC family, “Big Benny” was introduced to the world in 2011. Built for massive lifts at millimeter precision, this SGC-120 crane can lift up to 3.200 tonnes as it moves 360 degrees around a double-ring base.

At the time of its debut, the SGC-120 held the honor of being the world’s largest land-based crane. By the time it began making its first lifts at the largest manufacturing site in the United States, even President Barack Obama was impressed by its scale, highlighting its size during a speech at the Chandler, Arizona facility. From there, the SGC-120 moved on to a variety of spectacular projects, including the construction of a drilling platform in China, the installation of a nuclear reactor dome, a 1.150T regenerator lift in Indonesia, several heavy lifts at a petrochemical complex, and the load-out and assembly of a 397T wind farm jacket in the UK.

SGC-140 “Big Benny XL”

3.200T capacity // 130m boom // 38,4m ring base diameter

Introduced in 2017, the SGC-140 built on the legacy of the SGC-120, with further improvements that redefined what was possible in the world of heavy lifting. Designed to achieve even greater capacities, the “Big Benny XL” is a force of engineering ingenuity: even at a 50-metre radius, it can lift an impressive 2.820 tonnes. 

The SGC-140 was specially developed for the pivotal TCO project in Kazakhstan, conceived with the client’s exact engineering challenges in mind. Geometrically identical to the SGC-120, it boasts more counterweight and internal reinforcements to give it higher capacities. This means that at the optimal lifting radius range, the SGC-140 boasts a 20% added capacity compared to the SGC-120.

SGC-250 “The Big Carl”

5.000T capacity // 160m boom // 48,5m ring base diameter

In 2018, Sarens presented the largest and mightiest land-based crane on the planet: the SGC-250. Its boom extends up to 160 metres and nothing comes close to its 5.000 tonne lifting capacity. Its tremendous power comes with all the features and flexibility of a fully-mobile ring crane with winches and cables, hook blocks, and the ability to slew 360 degrees. It is currently supporting the construction of the UK’s largest and most complex civil engineering project, the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Plant, where it first began lifts in 2019. The SGC-250 is scheduled to perform more than 700 lifts at the site.

But the SGC-250 isn’t just massive: it’s transformational. Thanks to a stroke of engineering ingenuity, the “Big Carl” was designed to relocate from lift to lift, fully-rigged, on retractable hydraulic wheels. This is a first not just for Sarens, but for the entire global crane industry. This innovative design earned the SGC-250 the ‘Innovation Award’ at the 2019 Heavylift Awards. Sarens also received the “Most Innovative Supplier” award at the 2018 Hinkley Point C Excellence Awards, in recognition of its alternative solutions for difficult lifting operations.


Sarens is proud to be a leader in solving the world’s most complex engineering challenges. Our SGC cranes are a testament to our dedication and drive to continuously innovate on behalf of our clients, bringing new and unexpected solutions into the world. This is our legacy, and it is only just beginning.