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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


  • Albany Green Energy Turbine replacement
  • MDA Turbines-Generator transport and replacement
  • Conemaugh Power Station, New Florence-PA Heavy lift using 1600T Crane with 1200T crane as a support crane
  • Ottertail Energy Facility Heavylift Project at Bigstone SD
  • Flint Hills Hydrocracker Heavy Lift project at Corpus Christi, TX
  • LACC Load in and Load Out at Lake Charles, LA
  • Ingleside Ethylene Project using CC8800
  • Setting Trusses for Boeing aircraft
  • Beam move at Gerald Desmond Bridge deploying K2400
  • Providence Bridge section replacement
  • Cabinet Gorge Bridge erection
  • Arch Extensions on Post Oak Blvd. Bridge installation
  • Relocation of 8 steel truss bridge sections in Riverside, LA
  • Minnesota Vikings football stadium roof
  • Container Crane relocation in Elizabeth, NJ
  • New Jersey LCC Transport STS cranes
  • Relocation of STS Crane for Liebherr
  • Relocation of STS Crane for Penn Terminals
  • Lifting and installation of Shiploader component in Louisiana
  • Offload and transportation of Stacker reclaimer in Louisiana over the Mississippi River
  • Kansas City Power & Light Station, La Cygne Heavy lift using LR 1400
  • Prairie State Energy Campus Project, Marissa-IL heavy transport services

New Nuclear Plant Construction

  • VC Summers in United States
    • AP 1000 Module transport with SPMT (96 lines)
  • Olkiluoto 3 in Finland
    • Lifting of the heavy components
    • Lifting of the dome
  • Flamanville 3 in France
    • Transport of generator
    • Construction of the power house
    • Operating the gantry cranes on site
    • Installation of Accumulators, MSR and other components
    • Lifting of Heavy Components, Polar Crane & Dome with SGC120
  • Taishan 1 & 2
    • Installation of MSR

Operating Nuclear Plants

  • 32 Steam Generator Replacement Projects (SGRP)
    • 24 in USA, 4 in Japan, 4 in South Korea
  • 9 SGRP
    • 1 in USA, 6 in France (OLS & transport) 2 South Korea
  • 8 Core Internal Removal Projects
  • 5 Steam Generator Disposal Projects
  • 5 Dry Cask Storage Units
  • 7 Reactor Vessel Heat Replacements Project
  • 4 Extended Power Uprates. Numerous FWH, MSR Replacements
  • 2 Stator replacements

Small Modular Reactor (SMR)


  • Connecticut Yankee Steam Generator & RPV Removal
  • RPV Transport to Barnwell Disposal Site
  • LACBWR Supply Single Failure Proof Trolley & Seismic Qualified Gantry
  • Trojan LCR & RPV removal & transport to Disposal –RPV Removed with Internals and Intact Head
  • Big Rock Point Supply Single Failure Proof Trolley and Remove RPV
  • Rancho Seco Dry Cask Storage Project - Steam Generator & Stator Removal - Decommissioning Services Contractor
  • Humboldt Bay awarded RPV removal and transport to Disposal Site – Project cancelled due to PG&E’s concern of bad publicity after San Bruno gas explosion and fire
  • SONGS Unit 1 LCR & RPV Transport to Disposal Site – Dry Cask Storage HSM Lifting Assembly
  • Chernobyl - Installation of new ventilation stack in 2013


  • NASA Pathfinder Mission to Mars


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
Fax: 406 543 4505
Conf Rm: 406 532 3093

Rowesville, South Carolina (Office & Yard)
122 River Dr
Rowesville, SC 29133
Tel: 803 534 1348

Sorrento LA (Yard)
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, LA 70778



International Safety Day Celebrated at Sarens Headquarters
Sarens celebrated international safety day in its headquarters on 26th April and invited some of their partners to deliver sessions about safety topics.
April 2019

Sarens celebrated international safety day at its headquarters on 26th April. The idea was to start with a small event where Sarens invited some of their partners to deliver sessions about safety topics.

Our SHEQ Manager, Sarens Projects, Graziella Merny, and Fleet manager TS, Wim Charita, welcomed the team of 30 participants which were divided into three groups that followed three different sessions in the morning.

Hoffmann Group, our main supplier of tools, came over to our headquarters to talk about hand tool safety. They educated our teams on the new standards for ladders and what we have to look at before climbing on them. Safety knives of Martor were presented along with all the alternatives for the 'unsafe' cutter knives which most of the people still use. The participants were given goody bags by Hoffmann. 

Another session was conducted by Mennens, our main supplier of steel cables and lifting equipment.

They discussed the safe use of lifting equipment, some examples of bad use of lifting equipment and some lifting equipment that was not fit to be used anymore.

An additional session was also given to the site supervisors and project managers. Most of them do not perform rigging activities, but it is important for them to have knowledge about the performance of lifting equipment. The importance of rigging was explained to them which involves a number of parameters that should be taken care of like the angle of rigging, the maximum load per equipment, etc.

Vandeputte, our partner in providing working clothes and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) also came to our office to explain the specifications of Sarens new working clothes - flameretardant, hi-viz and arc-flash. Also some of our PPE, like safety glasses, dust masks and ear protection were discussed briefly. After the session Vandeputte gave a hi-viz bracelet to all the participants to wear when running or cycling depicting safe practices at work and outside work in our personal lives. 

Post-lunch session included a presentation on SARPLAN by Line Rigo, Sarens RDTS Manager. SARPLAN is the new tool for planning projects, creating inentories of equipment, and document management system for equipment. With the new QR code on our equipment, one could easily scan and find all the information about the equipment.  

In the following session, KBC (Bank & Insurance), gave a presentation about incident investigation to our site and project managers. It is important to do an investigation quickly after an incident/accident takes place before losing all the evidence. During the investigation it is important to look at every aspect, for which we are advised to use the MUOPO technique (Mens, Uitrusting, Organisatie, Product, Omgeving) or an analysis based on Human factors, Products and Tools, organizational and environmental factors.

Amelior, an external training center, also came in to give training about Safety Leadership. This training was targeted at the management of Sarens. Some communication skills were presented in a one day course. This training will be given to all our management teams within western Europe during this year.

In the concluding session, Fire Safety Training was given by Liantis. A big bus was brought inside the yard to demonstrate the use of the different types of fire extinguishers.  The training and sessions were organised by our SHEQ team to depict the importance of safety in day-to-day activities at the workplace and also in their surroundings. For Sarens, safety is the key and we take all steps necessary to make our employees aware, accountable, and involved in the best practices.