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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 Group awarded heavy lift oil refinery contract
Two 1,600 metric ton cranes to be mobilized for hydrocracker reactor and depentanizer lifts.
May 2016

The Sarens Group, a global leader in crane rental services, has received the heavy lift contract from Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) to support the construction and expansion activities at an oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. Early on, Sarens USA and KBR formed a collaborative and constructive working relationship during the project's design phase and worked collectively to ensure that all facets of the heavy lift scope were clearly defined and investigated to produce a successful outcome.

"We are excited to provide our engineering and heavy lift services to KBR for the refinery construction and expansion projects," says Sven Janssens, operations manager for Sarens USA. "The projects pose several unique challenges, including the need for two 1,600 metric ton capacity cranes on-site at the same time. Few lifting companies can provide this level of service, but Sarens has the largest fleet of Terex® CC8800-1 cranes, so we are able to accommodate KBR's needs."

Beginning in March 2016, the contract includes the heavy lift and placement of two hydrocracker reactor vessels, the largest weighing 359.7 metric tons. Among other supporting equipment, the lifts will require a CC8800-1 crane with 84 meters of main boom, superlift tray containing 640 tons of ballast weight. Sarens plans to mobilize up to (14) qualified craftsmen to support the heavy lift activities.

"The main challenge for this contract," says Sean Poynter, project estimator for Sarens USA, "is the site will be active at the time of our heavy lift and rigging operations. The crane must also be set back from the installation site to clear major plant equipment, so the combination of distance and reactor weight made the CC8800-1 the right crane for the job."

With a start-date of March 2016 and estimated 10-month completion timeline, the contract includes the heavy lift and placement of 48 modules and two tower vessels. The heaviest pick for this new construction project is a 583-metric ton depentanizer used in the oil refining industry.

To support this effort, Sarens will mobilize a second CC8800-1 crane, complete with 96 meters of main boom, superlift with 640 tons of ballast weight. Fourteen Sarens craftsmen will be assigned to this project to support the large number of lifts.

This contract will continue Sarens' long and successful history of providing heavy lift services for the oil industry. "Our flexibility to meet KBR's construction schedule was a primary reason Sarens was selected to provide heavy lift services for the projects," concludes Janssens.