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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



Ingenious Module Transport Rigging and Lifting
Sarens in South Africa performs the transportation and rigging of 24 modules weighing 1,500 Tons.
September 2016

Sarens in South Africa was awarded the contract for the transportation and rigging of 24 modules encompassing an estimated design mass in excess of 1,500 Tons, the largest being 248 Tons. This was undertaken in alignment with Sasol's Integrated Management Team's (Sasol-IMT) requirements. The Sasol-IMT constitutes a collaborative conglomerate of various third party EPCM, design, commercial and modularization specialists. The Sasol-IMT which would be heading up the construction management for the transport and rigging, in turn contracting Sarens on technical merit.

The modules were pre-fabricated 12 km off-site at the module assembly yard, and constructed specifically to include completed structural steel, mechanical plate work, piping, electrical and instrumentation (SMEIP) disciplines. The concept behind modularization arose from, amongst others, the limited and tight brownfields site conditions, as well as the high probability and consequence of hot works being performed within a live plant, in which highly combustive propensity chemical and gaseousat risk conditionsapply, thus averting and eliminating such risks by implementing remote construction principles.

The project was planned to be undertaken within a planned baseline duration of 90-days executing the works in implementing the use of the following major machinery and manpower resources;


  • Terex/Demag CC8800-1 (SWSL 60/48 configuration with maximum SL CW ballast of 380 T)
  • Kamag 2400 36 AL SPMT's (In varied module dependent configuration)
  • LTM 1750-9.1 (TYVEN: 35m fly jib 174t CW ballast)
  • AC500(CC8800-1 support crane)
  • GT900 (CC8800-1 & Site support crane)

Meticulously undertaken planning, route studies, collaboration and coordination with municipal, provincial, national, international and intercompany stakeholders, have all cumulatively contributed vastly to Sarens' interim success in the completion of this project. From module design to manufacture, and for the purpose of determining lifting equipment requirements, the Sasol CTFE project, is the African continent's first such project whereby Sarens continuous input was engaged to the extent of dimensional confirmations, determination of actual weights and actual Centres-of-Gravity for the purpose of executing the project deliverables timely and safely.

In concluding, from the delivery the first fully imported 1600 MT crawler crane into Southern Africa, to its swift mobilization, coupled with Sarens' flexibility to work within the client's technical obstacles, spatial limitation and time constraints, Sarens has re-established its mark in impressing Sasol, as well any local competition, by beating the odds in the succeeding execution of the Sasol CTFE project.