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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 Bridge Sections across the Albert Canal
Sarens transports and installs bridge sections across the Albert Canal in Merksem, Belgium
January 2021

This past December Sarens executed bridge installation for our client Aeltermann over the Albert Canal in Merksem, Belgium.

Since 2019 Sarens has been involved in the installation of several bridges across the Albert Canal, an important channel for inland water transport between the port of Antwerp and Liege. The government has decided to increase bridge heights along the canal to allow larger vessels to pass, and over the next two years it is investing in the renewal of nearly 20 bridges along this key waterway. Typical span of the bridge is 128m and each of these bridges weigh between 1000T-2500T. With our expertise in bridge installation technology, Sarens is dedicated to supporting the success of this project. 


In December 2020 Sarens installed the largest bridge section weighing 2500T. Sarens’ scope included:

  • Transport of bridge parts of 1250T from Ghent to Antwerp.
  • Positioning of bridge parts on stools on the construction yard.
  • Jacking-up of the bridges with CS1000.
  • Loading bridges on the twin barges - Karel & Victor and installation of the last bridge segment with a total weight of 2500T.
  • All bridges were installed on a Sunday.

The team decided to deploy: 

  • 82 axle lines SPMT (K24ST)
  • 4x tower CS1000
  • Barges Karel & Victor
  • Sarens Support system BS610

According to the Project Manager, Peter Keyen, “Use of SPMTs, jacking system CS1000, and Barge Karel & Victor in a narrow time frame due to closure of the Albert Canal (maximum of 12 hours) was a challenge to overcome.” He also added that, “The tidal factor and the weight and span of the bridge was also significant which makes the project noteworthy.”