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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 Railway Bridge in Thuin, Belgium
Crew replaces two old bridges with new 300-tonne structure
July 2019

This June, Sarens spent five days on site in Thuin, Belgium, removing two railway bridges on behalf of client Franki and then lifting a new bridge in their place. 

The objective was to remove the old bridges and install the new bridge from only one side of the canal. To do it, the crew positioned one crane on the canal bank, using a CC6800 to remove Bridge 7 (located at Rue de l'écluse à Lobbe) and an LR1750 to remove Bridge 8 (located at Rue de la Couture 25 in Thuin).

To remove Bridge 7, the crew had a 42-metre working radius in which to lift the 250-tonne structure. They had to drive 80 metres with new pieces suspended to avoid a private house and garden. To remove the 250-tonne Bridge 8, the crew had a 27-metre working radius.

During the planning stages, Sarens had proposed to position its crane as close as possible to the water to be able to complete the job with a smaller crane working at 98%. Sarens studied all sequences in advance with the client, carefully planning how to position prefabrication areas for the construction of new pieces.

The main challenge the crew faced was completing all lifting operations within five days, which included the removal of the two 250-tonne bridges and the erection of the new bridge. To install the new 300-tonne structure, Sarens had to first place two new supports weighing 160 and 200 tonnes each, and then lift the bridge into place.

Sarens is pleased with the successful completion of this project and wishes to congratulate project manager Abderahim Bouazza and key account manager Pieter Augustyn, as well as the crew, for their commitment and dedication to this operation.

Watch the video here!