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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 Montana 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


Houston, Texas (Office & Yard)
10855 John Ralston Rd
Houston, TX 77044
Tel: 832 536 3669
Fax: 832 615 2678

Missoula, Montana (Office)
7168 Expressway
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



Watch the Video: Sarens Performs 23.000t Jacket Load-Out in Norway
See how Sarens loaded out the Claire Ridge jacket in Verdal, Norway
June 2017

In 2014, Sarens used SPMTs and barges to move a 23.000t jacket for an offshore oil platform. Today, you can see exactly how we did it in this video.

The Sarens team completed the operation in record time and in almost every type of weather, including wind, rain, sun, and snow.

The operation, which was carried out for client Kvaerner Verdal, lasted 34 hours. "For Sarens Norway, this is a record for load out," says project manager Trond Nysæter.

To do it, the Sarens team worked in two shifts and at peak manpower of 20 people. Working together, they performed the skidding, jacket load out, ballasting, and engineering.

The project involved special considerations, including a 3,2m tidewater difference during load out. The team also had to work with a ballasting tolerance difference of 20mm between the barge and land skidways. 

To handle the load, which measured 70m high, 140m long, and 90m wide, Sarens used the following equipment:

  • 16 200/185t strand jacks
  • 54 ballast pumps
  • Computer-controlled tide ballast system

The equipment was mobilised by truck, and the team spent two weeks rigging it up. During the operation, the team also had to adapt to challenges like slow skidding due to the heating of hydraulic power packs.