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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 completes collaboration with Lotte E&C on power plant project
Sarens completes collaboration with Lotte E&C on power plant project
April 2018

Sarens recently concluded lift operations at the Grati Combined Cycle Power Plant in Indonesia, as part of an extension project for a gas-fired plant just 75km from Surabaya, on East Java Island. 

Between June of 2017 and January of 2018, Sarens worked on behalf of client Lotte Engineering & Construction to lift two sets of gas turbines and generators, one steam turbine and generator, and one condenser. These items ranged from 190t to 240t, with up to a 4m height and width and a 10,6m length.  

A crew of around nine people, depending on the project phase, worked together to lift, skid to the foundation, and then place each item down onto the foundation. They used the following equipment to achieve this: 

  • Skidding gantry with strand jacks
  • 4 x 600t skid shoe
  • 4 x 150t skid base
  • 4 x 185t strand jack (4 x 185t, 2 x 46t, 4 x 62t)
  • Bracings BS610 and BS324
  • Skidding system
  • Beams 

The equipment was loaded onto approximately 18 containers and transported by sea freight. It took approximately 1,5 months to arrive from Malaysia to Indonesia, partly because customs clearance in Indonesia can be a long process. 

The team had to adapt to several schedule changes based on timelines for equipment delivery, customs clearance, and erection of the power plant. Clients typically expect this type of equipment to be assembled and disassembled quickly in order to free up space, but the team also had to contend with congested storage space on site, as well as limited equipment available for erecting the gantry. Furthermore, initial drawings provided by the client had to be changed during the execution phase, with the support of the Sarens engineering team. 

There are few things Sarens project managers, engineers, and crewmembers can't handle, however. As project manager Il Seob Shin explains, "Sarens was able to adapt its equipment to the requirements of the client even with a lot of changes after mobilisation of the equipment. We often had heavy rain happening in the afternoon which affected the operations, but the team completed the lifts safely and on time."