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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 the First Ever Seawing in the World
Sarens installed the first prototype of the innovative Seawing developed by Airseas to harness the wind energy to propel commercial sea vessels.
May 2022

Contributing to a greener environment, Sarens installed the first ever prototype of the fully automated kite - Seawing on the RoRo vessel, Ville de Bordeaux in La Rochelle, France.

Seawing, developed by Airseas, is a 500m² parafoil which flies at an altitude of 200m and harnesses wind power to provide traction and is estimated to reduce fuel consumption and emissions from cargo ships by up to 40 percent.

The first prototype of the Seawing was installed in December 2021 on the Ro-Ro shipping commercial vessel, Ville de Bordeaux, which transports major aircraft components between France and the US. The Seawing will be tested on this vessel for six months starting January 2022.

Sarens SL3800 successfully completed the single-object lift and installation of the Seawing weighing 120T on the vessel in open water. The team had to address the following challenges before lifting:

  • Due to heavy wind on-site, the crew got only a four hour window to perform the lift.
  • The tides (± 6m) and waves affected the stability of the vessel.
  • Since it is the first prototype of the Seawing being installed, the exact centre of gravity and symmetry was unclear.
  • Limited ground bearing pressure of 7.5T/m2

The SL3800 and two layers of wooden mats were deployed to manage the ground bearing pressure. By providing extra rigging equipment and performing a test lift, Sarens was able to level the Seawing within a tolerance of 10cm. During a perfect wind-window, the crawler crane smoothly and precisely lifted and positioned the load.

According to the Project Manager, Koen Rooms, “Sarens is glad to perform this unique lift as part of the innovative technology developed to harness green energy.”