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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 Bridges Germany and France
In December, the tram bridge in Kehl was successfully floated into place by the Sarens team. This process was carried out in two stages using extensive equipment ranging from twin barges via SPMT's to the CS600 Jacking Tower.
January 2016

Linking Germany and France, this bridge now spans the Rhine River between Kehl and Strasbourg.  When finally completed, the bridge will be used by pedestrians, and cyclists. The bridge was designed by the French Bouygues Group in cooperation with the German company.

Früh Ingenieurbau. It has two 20-metre-high arches consisting of small box-shaped steel elements. Like both neighbouring bridges, it rests on a central pier in the middle of the Rhine.

Starting in April 2017, CTS's tram line D will cross the new Rhine bridge and reach Kehl railway station on the former traditional route. The first modern tram bridge between Kehl and Strasbourg had been opened as early as in 1897. In the following year, the Strasbourg tramway company's line 1 already went to Kehl town centre. Between 1920 and 1941, the route ended on the French side of the Rhine bridge as a consequence of the First World War. The tram line between Kehl and Strasbourg was re-opened in 1942, but existed only till November 1944 when the Rhine bridge was destroyed by German soldiers during the liberation of Strasbourg.

Kehl and Strasbourg have been working on the expansion of the Strasbourg tramline D across the Rhine to Kehl for years. Once financing by the German federal government, the State government and the EU had been ensured, the project's implementation could be started.

In April and July, the two bridge sections were transported one after the other to the stockyard on the Kehl side of the Rhine near the former customs yard under the supervision of our project manager, Peter Keyen. The basic challenge here was the safe passage of the railway bridge. Skilful ballasting was required to ensure a sufficient distance between the top of the tram bridge section and the lower edge of the railway bridge.

Due to the low water level of the Rhine, the date for floating both bridge sections into place had to be postponed again and again. Finally, the 8 December could be agreed upon for the first section. The preparatory work became exciting when the first section of the future tram bridge had to be loaded onto the floating barges on Saturday. The steel ropes required for fixing the barges in the riverbed got tangled up and could not be unravelled. Thus, the barges could not leave the Kehl side before late Monday afternoon.

In the morning of 8 December, the bridge section was lifted onto the barges until it exceeded the river pier in height. Then, the barges moved slowly towards the pier and the abutment on the French side until the 1,500 ton section reached its position around 4 pm.

Now, the project entered its final stage. On Tuesday 15 December, the team started loading the second bridge section onto the barge. This procedure was completed on Thursday and the section could be floated into place as scheduled.

On the morning of 18 December, many spectators gathered on the Europe Bridge to witness the event. A few hours later, the bridge section had been lifted thanks to our technical know-how and the bridge across the Rhine was complete.