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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


10855 John Ralston Rd
Houston, Texas 77044
+ 1 832 536 3669
+ 1 832 615 2678

9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, Louisiana 70778
+ 1 225 450

15095 W 42nd St.
Odessa, TX 79764

Sarens USA – East
75 N. Haddon Ave Suite 101
Haddonfield, NJ, 08033
+1 856 503 2121

75 N. Haddon Ave Suite 101
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

1430 South Goodland Road
Hartford, WI 53027
+ 1 414 299 0858

Sarens’ Massive Green Crane, The SGC-90, Triumphs at Balikpapan Project
Indonesian Refinery Project Gets Giant Boost From Powerful SGC-90 Crane
April 2023

The SGC-90 electric crane, the newest and greenest addition to Sarens’ fleet of giant cranes, has triumphantly performed the highest lifts at the Balikpapan refinery project in East Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo, Indonesia. 

This green, silent crane plugs into the grid and can even regenerate electricity. As the first crane of its kind, it’s in demand with Sarens’ clients worldwide, and is making headlines around the globe. 

The SGC-90’s latest and largest set of lifts were performed for the RDMP Balikpapan Joint Operation as part of the Indonesian government’s Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP), which aims to expand and upgrade five refineries and increase production by 150%. 

Sarens was contracted to provide heavy lifting equipment for the project from October 2020 through the end of September 2023, and the Group has since deployed a range of equipment to the refinery site, including:

  • SGC-90 electric ring crane with 130m main boom
  • CC8800-1 crawler crane with boom booster
  • CC2800-1 lattice boom crawler crane
  • CC2500 lattice boom crawler crane
  • LTM 1250/1 mobile crane
  • SCC1500 crawler crane
  • RT1120 rough terrain crane

The star of the project site, the giant electric SGC-90 crane, has been on location for several months and was selected because it could easily handle the heaviest items to be lifted: two regenerators, each weighing over 1.000 tonnes. It was also well-suited to the site, which provided adequate space for assembling the ring crane so it could perform lifts from two different positions. 

All project equipment was transported via sea from the UK and Bahrain, and was en route for approximately 6 weeks from each location. While the other cranes have been on-site since late 2020, the SGC-90 is the latest arrival, and rigging it to its full glory took approximately 30 days.

Once in position, the SGC-90 boldly handled the highest lifts at the refinery project: a propane/propylene splitter on the propylene recovery unit, which reached a height just above 110 metres and weighed over 750 tonnes. It was easily the longest load to be installed at the site, and even as the SGC-90 utilised 130 metres of main boom, it was still a very tight boom clearance. A special spreader beam was designed for this particular lift, which also required the SGC-90 to hold the lifting points as a tailing crane crawled about 90 metres. Once the load was vertical, the SGC-90 slewed it clockwise onto its foundation. A total of 21 personnel were involved in this complex and triumphant lifting operation!

Sarens is proud to be involved in this important expansion project, and has been able to quickly and flexibly respond to all challenges in pursuit of making every lift a success: from installing a large number of items within a tight rental period, to contending with unpredictable weather and heavy rains nearly every day and assembling the CC8800-1 from SSL/LSL 120 metres to BSFVL MB-BB 96+12 metres within just six days!