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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 Inovynâs Jemeppe Sur Sambre Site in Belgium
Sarens lifted the 158T gas holder measuring 14m in height at the Inovyn's Jemeppe sur Sambre site in Belgium
February 2019

Inovyn, one of the largest producers of PVC in Europe, planned to increase production at its Belgian site Jemeppe-sur-Sambre in September 2018. The expansion will result in an additional production of 200,000 tons of PVC of convenience annually on the site. The plant is already functioning and produces around 480,000 tonnes of PVC per year. 

An already operational plant meant confined space, precise planning, and utmost safety measures. Moreover, working on a live chemical plant was critical and a lot of safety requirements and procedures were set to get access to the site.

Keeping all the challenges in mind, Ivens commissioned Sarens, the reference in heavy lifting, to perform the lifting of a gasholder at the site. 

Sarens had to lift a gas holder weighing 158T and measuring 14m in height. The gas holder had to be placed in its housing so that it could travel up and down as the volume of gas changes in the gas holder. The role of a gas holder in the plant is to provide constant pressure on the gas it contains. The space was very confined and along the project the client decided to double the mandatory lifting height. 

After thorough planning our team decided to deploy CC2800 K4552 SSL/LSL 84m and engineer the project with a longer boom to address the requirement of the client. The gas holder had to be lifted with 12 soft slings. A lifting ring was also transported from our Netherlands division used between the hook and the soft slings.   

Our three member crew including a lifting supervisor, auxiliary crane driver, and main crane driver lifted the gas holder at a radius of 14m.  The bearings and running boards between gas holder and housing were adjusted to have smooth upward motion of the gas holder in the housing. The lift was performed safely and completed within 24 hours.