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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 Transports a 375T Barge in Uralsk, Kazakhstan
During Covid-19 conditions Sarens safely jacks-up, transports, and jacks-down a 375T barge for Zenit in Uralsk, Kazakhstan
May 2020

Sarens was commissioned by Zenit to jack-up, transport, and jack-down a 375T barge originally used by the Kazakhstan army to help in border control. The barge was 50m long, 10m wide, and 6,5m high.

Owing to the dimensions of the barge our team worked closely with the client in the planning phase to ascertain the best positions for the jacks and trailers so the barge can be moved without causing damage to the structure. The project was carried out during lockdown in Kazakhstan due to the Covid 19 pandemic so special permissions were required for Sarens equipment and crew to be allowed to leave the base in Atyrau and travel 500km to the job site in Uralsk.

The team had decided to deploy 4XPJ126 climbing jacks along with 24 axles of K24 SPMT’s and 2 PPU’s. The SPMT’s were configured into 2x 4 file 6 axles for transportation. According to Project Manager, Simon Murray, “The equipment we decided to deploy after discussions with the client handled the job perfectly and impressed the client.”

All the equipment was mobilised from the base branch in Atyrau to the site in Uralsk, around 500Km away. Once on site, the equipment was offloaded, the trailers were configured, and jacks positioned to commence the operation the following day.

The barge was raised by the jacks and SPMTs were positioned underneath. Our crew of 8 transported the barge facing a number of challenges on the road. The load had to travel 3km along the public highway:

·       Some of the street lights and signs had to be removed.

·       A few power lines had to be switched off and either raised or taken down completely

·       Traffic had to be stopped and diverted.

·       In the offload position 2 lanes of the highway were blocked.

Once the barge reached its destination, it was offloaded from the SPMTs and then jacked down onto the client’s trolleys which then transferred the barge to the slip way in preparation of its launch into the Ural River.