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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 Transports and Installs New 580-Metre Bridge in Norway
Sarens barge and CC8800-1 crane used to install six new bridge segments
September 2019

Sarens is proud to announce the installation of another new bridge, this time in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway, over the Beitstad sund between Steinkjer and Verran. 

Working on behalf of the Sichuan Road & Bridge Corporation, Sarens crew picked up six pre-assembled bridge segments in Malm, transporting them about 5 kilometres via water to Nord-Trøndelag. The bridge segment dimensions varied between 40-150 metres long and 5,5-15 metres wide, and weighed between 130 and 780 tonnes each.

Sarens deployed the barge Paula and two tugs, Neptune and Balder, for the transport operation. The crew also used 24-axle lines SPMT, a CKE-2500 crane, and a CC8800-1crawler crane (capacity 1.600 tonnes) fitted on the barge to perform all heavy lifts. 

This was the first time a CC8800-1 crane had been used to install bridge elements from a Sarens barge, and its capacity and range made it an ideal choice for this operation. It was loaded onto the barge Paula in Gent, Belgium, and towed to Malm, Norway via tugboat, which took eight days. The crane was then configured in SSL MB 84m configuration for the first four lifts, and the main boom was lengthened to 120m for the last two elements.

Sarens used the CC8800-1 to install the 580-metre long bridge in six segments. The crew lifted the first segment on Day 1 and the sixth and final segment on Day 14. The operation was completed within a narrow timeframe of 14 days, as set by the client.

According to Joost Elsen, who oversaw the operation, “Challenges for the lifting were for once not the movement of the crane, but the exact positioning of the barge as we intended to minimise crane movements to only boom up and down to the installation radius.”

Sarens would like to acknowledge the hard work and expertise of all crew involved in this operation, including one site manager, two barge masters, three crane drivers, one lift supervisor, two SPMT operators, and four riggers who assisted in mobilisation and demobilisation of the crane as well as mooring and anchoring of the barge.