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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 Conducts Ongoing Lift Operations at Lamprell Facilities in the UAE
Sarens is lifting 48 wind farm jackets at two Lamprell fabrication facilities
January 2021

Since the fall of 2019, Sarens has been working with UAE-based client Lamprell to upend and lift 48 of its newly-fabricated wind farm jackets. The project is currently ongoing across two Lamprell facilities, in Sharjah and Hamriyah, where Sarens is using the following equipment: 

  • CC8800-1 in SFVL 96/12 configuration (Hamriyah site)
  • CC8800-1 in BSFVL 102/12 configuration (Sharjah site)
  • LR1600-2 in SDB 66m configuration (Sharjah site) 

Sarens is lifting three different types of wind farm jackets, including a range of different-sized top and bottom sections weighing up to 777,5 tons and measuring up to 52 meters tall.

In planning the operation, Sarens selected cranes with the appropriate capacity for the job. A boom booster was also provided for three of the jackets, due to their weight and the client’s desire to be able to rotate them.

Because it was the first time Sarens cranes operated in the UAE, the Group had to be prepared for new logistical challenges, like obtaining clearance for temporary imports, securing permits to work, abiding by visa requirements. 

Customs procedures also impacted the timeline for equipment arrival on site. One CC8800-1 crane sailed from Rotterdam and required about eight weeks, from loading to customs, to arrive on site. The other arrived from Saudi Arabia via road, which required six weeks. The LR1600-2 also arrived by sea and required eight weeks between loading and customs. Once the equipment was on site, it took about 10-12 days to set it up.

The Sarens crew is working within tight time and space constraints, with minimal margin for error. Limited working space is a particular challenge, explains Project Manager Neil Hair, because most of the yard has been dedicated to jacket fabrication. “With most of the yard being taken up by fabrication, our engineers found the plot plans were constantly changing. Even on the morning of lifts we have been known to change a drawing or two.”

The local weather conditions also present continuous challenges. Crews at both sites face extreme summertime heat reaching up to 50°C, as well as poor drainage conditions that can cause flooding delays. With temperatures rising, they will need to pay special attention to the equipment to ensure it remains in optimal working order.

Sarens extends a special thank you to the crew involved in this operation, including six crew members in Hamriyah and seven in Sharjah.