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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 New Bridge Deck in Western Cape, South Africa
Sarens executes unique lifting and rigging solution for 200-tonne structure
September 2021

Sarens Siba recently pulled off an amazing lift with its CC2500 crane, helping a client in the Western Cape of South Africa remove a 90-tonne bridge deck and install a new 200-tonne deck in its place. To do it, Sarens used its 500T crawler crane with 48m main boom and extensive rigging set-up. 

A primary concern going into the project was devising an appropriate rigging strategy, and a preliminary study was created based on limited project information. When Sarens conducted a subsequent site visit, it was determined that the initial lifting points identified would not be suitable. Instead, Sarens proposed an alternative solution using 10 different lifting hoops: an out-of-the-box lifting and rigging solution.

Sarens took on the challenge of implementing a tackle system that would use only vertical lifting forces based on the five lifting hoops on each side of the bridge. Considering time constraints, the client was provided with a tackle combination consisting of one main 19-metre spreader connected to two smaller 3-metre spreaders. This system alone created a lifting strategy for 10 points. The intermediate lifting hoops utilised 30T chain blocks which could be adjusted in stroke as necessary, ensuring no slag. 

The CC2500-1 crane used for this operation was brought from Johannesburg to the Vredendal project site, some 1.300km from the Sarens Siba office. Because of the limited space and road availability, Sarens had to plan carefully for the crane and parts to arrive on site in an ABC fashion, with trucks lining up accordingly. The crane was used on-site for a total of four days, in addition to six days for mobilisation and demobilisation.

The crew involved in this project included one crawler crane operator, two crane operators, one supervisor, one engineer, two rigging crews, and a truck driver. Sarens would like to commend everyone involved on a unique solution and a job well done!