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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


10855 John Ralston Rd
Houston, Texas 77044
+ 1 832 536 3669
+ 1 832 615 2678

9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, Louisiana 70778
+ 1 225 450

15095 W 42nd St.
Odessa, TX 79764

Sarens USA – East
75 N. Haddon Ave Suite 101
Haddonfield, NJ, 08033
+1 856 503 2121

75 N. Haddon Ave Suite 101
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

1430 South Goodland Road
Rubicon, WI 53078
+ 1 414 299 0858

Sarens’ Ingenious Engineering Solutions Behind Successful Crane Installation at ArcelorMittal Plant
When ArcelorMittal decided to equip its steel mill in Dunkirk, France, with a new overhead crane to carry the steel ladle, they turned to Sarens’ engineering expertise to make it possible. 
November 2022

When ArcelorMittal decided to equip its steel mill in Dunkirk, France, with a new overhead crane to carry the steel ladle, they turned to Sarens’ engineering expertise to make it possible. 

In March of 2022, Sarens was entrusted with providing, transporting and installing two 75-tonne, 40-metre long box beams on which the new overhead crane could be secured and assembled, and then installing the overhead crane in an operation that spanned just over three months. 

Sarens mobilised two 200-tonne capacity telescopic cranes to lift and position the box beams. Then, the crew deployed Sarens’ specialised engineering solution, an SPMT equipped with four Sartowers and eight 185-tonne strandjacks, to pick up, jack up, and transport the overhead crane.

This 18-metre high Sartower system proved ideal for picking up the completely rigged overhead crane and box beam from a low height and then lifting to approximately 30 metres. It was also the first time Sarens has deployed four Sartowers with strandjacks for such a lift, which required the design and construction of a lifting beam as well as connection plate to make the Sartowers and strandjacks work together. 

To make it all work, Sarens first assembled two lines of 22-axle SPMTs and built a two-level steel structure on the trailer. The first level was a jacking system with a double Sarlift 2500 system for lifting the overhead crane. The second level was a steel structure composed of MB 1500x600 and BS 610 columns, all braced with the BS 324 system. Sarens had to construct a lifting beam and connection plate for the Sarlift system, as well as connection eyes for bracing that could be bolted to the modular beam. The result was a strong and stable setup for lifting approximately 800 tonnes.

The overhead crane to be installed had been fully built outside the hall in which it would be used. With careful planning and precision, and while activity at the plant had been minimised during a 30-hour window, Sarens lifted it into its final position. At the front of the hall, Sarens jacked the overhead crane to exactly the correct level so that the client could pull the overhead crane out and roll it directly on its rails.

In total, Sarens required 2,5 weeks to assemble the equipment after it had arrived from Wolvertem and Gent. The equipment remained on site for a total of five weeks. 

Sarens is proud to have been part of this inspiring engineering challenge and wishes our client all the best with the newly-installed overhead crane.