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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 Lifts Rotary Kiln at the Heidelberg Cement Plant in Germany
Sarens was contracted by the AG cement works in Schelklingen, Baden-Württemberg to replace its two existing rotary kilns with a new rotary kiln weighing 144t and measuring five metre in diameter.
January 2018

As an energy-intensive company, HeidelbergCement AG has made substantial efforts to minimise their CO2 emissions and as part of the initiative they replaced their existing cement rotary kilns with technologically advanced and less carbon emitting rotary kiln.

Sarens team was entrusted with the responsibility of hoisting the five components of the 68m long rotary kiln up to a height of 11m in a restrictive space. The challenge was to figure out a solution which could be assembled in a small space, lift a weight of 144t and is compact enough to operate in that given space.

The engineering and operation team decided to deploy the 350t LR1350-1 with a 42-metre main boom, a 27-metre derrick boom, as well as 85t of superstructure ballast and 75t of suspended ballast. It took 20 trucks to transport the lattice boom crane which was assembled in 3 days by the use of an auxiliary 70t telecrane. The biggest difficulty was the very limited space; 3 tower cranes working in the vicinity as well as a working rotary kiln next to the crane. Project Manager, Bram Van Overwalle says, "Due to the restricted space, we had to engineer every single movement of the crane beforehand. During execution, the crane operator needed to follow all instructions very precisely because we needed all the space we had." 

Once assembled, the Sarens team performed the lift of seven pipe sections of a rotary kiln which were assembled by our client 'Duro Dakovic Montaza d.o.o.' &  Thyssen-Krupp. The 7 pieces together formed a cement rotary kiln with a diameter of approximately 5 meter. The biggest load we had to lift was a kiln segment of 144t for which the team used an additional 75t of suspended ballast above the normal crane ballast. The challenge during this lift was the very limited rotation space with the suspended ballast so the team precisely combined slewing and crawling to get into the right position and safely execute the lift.

Regional Sales Manager Germany, Maarten Joost de Korte remarks, "Attributable to our good preparation and engineering work before, our customer was very pleased with our performance. All lifts went as scheduled."