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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 installs 977-tonne tunnel drilling machine in Créteil, France
Crew transports, lifts, and assembles boring machine for new metro station
February 2020

From July through September of 2019, Sarens was on site in Créteil, France, to assist Eiffage/Razel with building a new metro station. As part of this important operation, Sarens performed the heavy lift, transport, and assembly of a 977-tonne tunnel drilling machine at the construction site.

First, the crew used 400 to 700-tonne telescopic cranes to preassemble the machine components in a laydown area. Then, they deployed 2 x 10 axle lines SPMT to transport the pre-assembled boring components to the project site in a smooth, controlled, and safe manner.

With the construction area cleared, assembly had to proceed quickly. Sarens installed the massive machine in three sections, lifting a 355-tonne front shield, 258-tonne middle shield, and a 130-tonne cutter head. The crew installed each pre-assembled component using the Sarens LR-1750 pedestal crane, which allowed for outriggers to be placed on the molded wall of the construction pit. The final installation lift required an additional tailing crane: a Grove GMK 6300L hydraulic crane. The Sarens crew then used Sarskids to skid the entire 977-tonne tunnel boring machine some 70 metres into position.

The LR-1750 crane used during this project arrived via road from Thuin, and the heaviest crane parts passed through Paris at night in order to avoid traffic delays. The other special equipment, including SPMTs and jacking and skidding systems, came by road from Wolvertem. The LR-1750 remained on-site for a month before being transferred to a second job site for the same client. The 700-tonne telescopic crane stayed on site to finish further assembly work.

For more information about this operation, please view this video and see #howwedoit!