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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



Sarens Wins Two Prestigious Awards at ESTA 2018
Benny Sarens posthumously awarded the "Gino Koster Lifetime Achievement Award" and Sarens New Wear Crossing project wins in the "Combined Techniques" category
April 2018

At the ESTA awards evening held in Paris on 26th April, 2018, Sarens is proud to have received two of the esteemed awards of the year.  Benny Sarens was posthumously awarded the "Gino Koster Lifetime Achievement Award". Sarens also won in the "Combined Techniques" category for its New Wear Crossing Project. 

Benny Sarens was honored with the "Gino Koster Lifetime Achievement Award" for his pioneering and visionary contributions to the crane and heavy lifting world. He has left behind a visionary engineering legacy and knowledge from which engineers globally have drawn for years and are likely to continue to do so. Benny Sarens started working at Sarens in 1972 and built up the technical solutions department of the group. Benny was instrumental in developing a world class technical team of experienced problem solvers. His lifetime achievement, in addition to the design of alternative lifting systems, was his leading involvement in pushing the development of the family of Sarens cranes known as "Big Benny" (the SGC 120) and Big Benny XL which is the recently-launched SGC 140. The announcement of the award saw the audiences in standing ovation and was accepted by his son, Carl Sarens. 

Sarens New Wear Crossing Bridge project won in the "Combined Techniques" category. For the project, Sarens transported and raised the striking white A-frame pylon of the Sunderland bridge made from 1,000T steel and 550T concrete. It was the first time anything of this size has been raised in this way since the London Eye was lifted in 1999.

The challenging part of the project was the time and space limitations, not only during lifting of the pylon, but also when transporting the A-frame over water directly from the Victor Buyck fabrication yard in Belgium. Most narrow space left was only 30 cm maneuvering space during maritime transportation. For the project Sarens deployed its twin barges, Jozef-Rosa and Karel-Victor, barge Louis, PJ250 jacking system, 52 axle lines SPMT K2400-ST, strand jacks, hydraulic winches and ballasting system.

The group is overjoyed on receiving both the awards and will continue performing challenging and noteworthy projects with excellence and dedication, contributing to a safe and progressive heavy lift and engineered transport industry.