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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

Sarens Performs Lifts at the GALP Energia's Sines Refinery in Portugal
Sarens replaces a generator and installs a cat cooler inside GALP refinery in Portugal
February 2019

IDESA commissioned Sarens to perform lifting and installation operation at the GALP Energia's Sines refinery in Portugal.

With a distilling capacity of 10.9 million tonnes a year, or 220,000 barrels a day, the Sines refinery is one of the largest in Europe. The Sines refinery began operating in 1978. Covering an area of 320 hectares, the Sines refinery has a storage capacity of 3 million m³, of which 1.5 million m³ is crude oil, and the remainder includes final and intermediate products such as gas, gasoline, diesel, and so on. The refinery comprises of 34 processing units.

There was a limited room for installing our equipment and was very challenging to bring them inside the refinery. The time schedule was tight as always and the client asked for a crawler crane of a minimum 1000T capacity. 

Our team studied the job location, space constraints, safety concerns, and client's requirement. The team deployed:

  • CC6800 SWSL
  • 2x6 SPMTs
  • 3x60T Strand jacks

The equipment was transported from the Headquarters by ship followed by trucks in approximately two weeks and was rigged in ten days. It was a challenging task to get the equipment inside the refinery. 

The crew replaced the new reactor pieces in the generator and installed a cat cooler. The parts weighed upto 105T and 100m in dimension. They were lifted at a maximum radius of 25.3m. There was a limited time available for lifting during and outage of the refinery. A total number of nine picks were executed at site to complete the operation.