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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 Montana 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


Houston, Texas (Office & Yard)
10855 John Ralston Rd
Houston, TX 77044
Tel: 832 536 3669
Fax: 832 615 2678

Missoula, Montana (Office)
7168 Expressway
Missoula, MT 59808
Tel: 406 543 4427

Rowesville, South Carolina (Office & Yard)
122 River Dr
Rowesville, SC 29133
Tel: 832 714 0176

Sorrento LA (Yard)
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, LA 70778
Tel: 225 450 7027



Sarens SPMTs Transport 580T Pile Template in UK
Sarens successfully executes operation for client Van Oord
May 2018

Sarens worked on behalf of client Van Oord to load out a 580t pile template in Wallsend, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom in March. 

Van Oord is responsible for installing 102 three-legged jacked foundations for their client, Scottish Power Renewables (part of the Iberdrola Group), which is building the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the North Sea. 

Sarens won the project by offering exactly what the client needed: 21m link spans, which Sarens could supply internally. Most equipment arrived from the UK, while the link spans were delivered from the Netherlands to the UK via the client's barge. It took one day to set up all of the equipment and prepare it for the operation. 

The equipment included: 

  • 3x 6 line SPMTs + PPUs
  • 6x CS250s with 4m of cartridges and bracings
  • 400T mobile crane
  • 220T mobile crane
  • 21m bridge beams (converted to link spans)
  • Ballast pumps and winches 

To transport the 580T pile template, which had a 38m diameter, Sarens had to support it on all node points and ensure that it was in line with the link span design, which meant it had to be picked up within millimetres of the transport design plan. It was picked up, driven back to land all the remaining link spans, and then driven on. 

"We as a team managed to execute this project with a top class service and only minimal time to design, plan, and prepare," says Simon Crawley, Senior Sales Manager, Sarens. "Any company can have the equipment, but it takes the best heavy lift specialist to design and execute with the time Sarens had." 

We invite you to watch a video of this operation, courtesy of Close Engineering.