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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



At Alpherium Terminal, One Crane Comes Down as Another Goes Up
Sarens demobilizes old crane and erects new one in Alphen aan den Rijn
September 2017

Sarens recently demobilized an old crane for Teichmann and erected a new crane for Künz at the Alpherium container terminal in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. 

Sarens originally installed the old container crane in 2010. It weighs 220 tonnes and measures 30 metres by 100 metres. The new container crane has a similar weight but measures about 30 metres higher. 

To determine crane capacities for the demobilization, Sarens consulted the lifting plans from the 2010 installation. The team then deployed the following equipment for the operation: 

  • 700t mobile crane (AC700 40.5m HaSSL)
  • 500t mobile crane (AC500-2 42.5m HaSSL)  

Sarens then planned the new crane's erection by consulting client drawings and referencing similar operations. The following equipment was used for the operation: 

  • Two 400t mobile cranes (LTM 1400-7.1)
  • 500t mobile crane (AC500-2)
  • 250t mobile crane (AC250-1)
  • Two 130t mobile cranes 

The biggest challenge was lifting the new container crane, which involved four cranes being rigged to one item. However, a team of 12 crewmembers executed both lifts smoothly, and by noon the first cranes were ready for derigging. 

For this project, Sarens optimized crane positioning to use up minimal ground area at the terminal. This allowed it to continue its daily operations uninterrupted. 

"Sarens exceeded the clients' and terminal's expectations with a smooth execution in a limited work area," says project manager Mart van Hoorn. "By staying in close contact with the terminal about the required space, and with the client about the best schedule, all parties were aligned for a safe and fast execution."