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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 Skids STS cranes at Eurogate Terminal in Tangier, Morocco
Sarens moves cranes from quayside during heightening operations
February 2022

Since early 2020, Sarens had been at the Eurogate Terminal in Tangier, Morocco, working on behalf of client Kalmar to skid several STS cranes 170 metres back from the quayside. This particular container terminal is the southernmost facility in the Eurogate network on the Strait of Gibraltar in Morocco.

As part of the operation, Sarens will be skidding four 1.600-tonne STS cranes to a working area so that the client could perform heightening works on each of them. Once completed, the cranes are then skidded back to the quay.

To move the STS cranes, Sarens used the Sarskid 400 system, including:

  • 2x Sarskid 400 skid tracks, 80m
  • 4x hydraulic skid shoes, 6x150T
  • 4x gripper W419 for Sarskid 400 

The compact Sarens Sarskid 400 beams with hydraulic skid shoes were essential because they made it possible for the STS cranes to be lifted from their rails and then skidded over the beams. Furthermore, the four gripper assemblies, controlled by two connected power packs, made it possible for the whole manoeuvre to be operated by a single remote control. 

The first skidding operation began in November of 2020, a few months into the Covid-19 pandemic and after initial lockdowns. The skidding operation for two out of the four cranes was recently completed in December of 2021 and the remaining two is scheduled for the coming months.

Sarens is honoured to have worked with Kalmar on this important project, proving once again that there is nothing too heavy and nothing too high in the world of heavy lifting.