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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 1.180-Tonne Steel Boat Lift in La Ciotat, France
SPMTs, modular beams, strandjacks, and mobile cranes make for a successful operation
April 2022

Working through the strong, cold mistral winds, Sarens recently installed a 1.180-tonne boat lift on behalf of client Matière in La Ciotat, France. 

For this operation, Sarens deployed the following equipment from its yard in Belgium:

  • SPMT K24 ST: 2x 6L, 2x 9L, 2x 8L, 2x5L
  • Strandjacks: 4x 185T, 4x 200T
  • Modular beams : 1500x600 & 1500x1000
  • Mobile cranes with capacity 100T & 200T

Everything arrived via 40 trucks, travelling approximately two days to La Ciotat. Once on site, the crew spent 2,5 weeks setting up the equipment, which was selected for its capacity and ability to connect seamlessly with the SPMTs.

The boat lift to be installed was a steel platform weighing 1.180 tonnes and measuring 100m x 23m x 2,7m. With the equipment ready, Sarens’ SPMTs carefully transported it 150 metres, where it was then lowered three metres into its final position.

Throughout the operation, the challenge was keeping the configuration, consisting of SPMTs and the platform, completely horizontal. Because there was a 25cm height difference between the assembly position and the final position, it was essential to ensure good communication between the SPMT operator and the rest of the crew, so that accurate instructions could be given.

This operation involved seven crew members and was concluded within a day. Sarens commends everyone involved in this successful operation for a job well done!