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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 Installs Two 1.600-tonne Bridges Across Kieldrecht Lock in Belgium
Sarens deploys the barge Caroline for transport and installation along the lock
July 2019

Sarens recently transported and installed two new bridges across the Kieldrecht Lock in Belgium, working on behalf of client Aelterman. Opened in June of 2016, the Kieldrecht Lock is the world's largest lock, and provides access to the port of Antwerp. 

This wasn't Sarens' first time installing bridges that would span the lock, however. "A few years back, we installed the lock doors and two existing bridges," says Pieter Augustyns, Deputy Managing Director Projects EUR & LATAM. "This project was for the installation of two more." 

To install the two bridges, Sarens chose to use one barge, the Caroline, for both transportation and installation work. This was because the Kieldrecht lock could only be blocked for a brief period of time. In order for the operation to succeed in this time frame, the transport and installation layout on the barge had to be linked to each other since the bridges would not be brought to the quay before being installed. 

Transporting and manoeuvring the two bridges in place presented a unique engineering puzzle. First, each 1.600-tonne bridge measured 100 metres long by 15 metres wide, and their sheer size took up a lot of space on the barge, limiting the available working area. Second, Sarens needed to perform several manoeuvres to rotate the bridges 90° while they were on the barge. Finally, Sarens had to work with a strict tidal restriction for one bridge, which meant there would be no second chances for installation. 

With an emphasis on careful planning and execution, Sarens successfully transported and positioned the bridges across the Kieldrecht Lock. To do it, the skilled crew used the CS1000 jacking system, steelworks, and SPMTs as well as the barge and related marine equipment. 

Sarens congratulates everyone involved in this operation for another successful project!