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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 Performs Load-Out of 8000T Module for the Johan Svedrup Project
Our team in Norway successfully moves the DSM module at the Haugesund Yard of Aibel
August 2017

Johan Sverdrup, one of the five largest oil fields of the Norwegian continental shelf, has resources equivalent to 1.9-3.0 billion barrels of oil. In next 50 years it is estimated to be one of the most important industrial projects in Norway and its development and operation will generate revenue and provide jobs for coming generations. Aibel, one of Norway's leading service companies involved in the development of the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, won the NOK 8 billion EPC contract for the deck of the drilling platform on the Johan Sverdrup field. 

The platform deck for the drilling platform comprises of three modules. The largest module, the main support frame (MSF), was built at the company's yard in Thailand. The drilling support module (DSM), which is the second largest, was built at the company's yard in Haugesund. The final module, the drilling equipment set (DES), was built in Grimstad. The three modules will be combined at Aible's yard in Haugesund and the finished platform will be handed over to Statoil in the second quarter of 2018. 

With the main focus on safety, quality and delivery on time, Aibel contracted Sarens, the specialists of heavy transport, to undertake the weighing and load-out of the 8000T DSM modules in Haugesund. Sarens will also perform the weighing and load-out of the 12000T third module, the drilling equipment set (DES) in Grimstad in early November. 

Our 7 member crew perfectly executed the task deploying:-

  • 60 load cells
  • 288 axles of Kamag K24ST 

The equipment was mobilized from Sarens headquarters in Belgium by ship and after 4 days of rigging were ready to perform the operation. 

The 86x47x32m module weighing 8000T was moved with 288 axle lines SPMT. Despite heavy rain and only 10 cm clearing while exiting construction hall, our team competently orchestrated the movement of the module and final load-out. 

Sarens' Director for Technical Solutions, Projects & Engineering, Sarens Projects, Carl Sarens remarks, "Good work executed by our great team. It is nice to be a part of the load-out at Haugesund and we are looking forward for next load-out at Grimstad. The Project Manager, Tor Arne Naess adds, "Right equipment and good team, gives perfect execution".