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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 and Installs the Boston Barrier
Sarens performs the transportation and installation of the 290T Boston barrier which reduces the risk of tidal flooding in Boston.
January 2020

The Boston Barrier installed across the River Witham (or Havne) will help protect more than 14.000 properties making Boston one of the best protected towns against tidal flooding on the east coast. A new control building will operate the barrier and there are flood defence walls on both banks and replacement gates across the entrance to the existing Port of Boston dock.

Sarens was commissioned by Hollandia Infra to transport the Barrier from Krimpen aan den Ijssel, the Netherlands, where it was fabricated, to Boston and finally install it. 

Extreme current due to the tidal work on the river had to be incorporated during the planning phase. The client had created a temporary bridge to install the barrier to its final position which had to be lifted along with the Barrier. Considering all the points our teams decided to deploy SPMT’s, supports, load spreading mats, modular beams, and PJ250. 

Sarens scope included:

  • SPMT transport and load-out of Barrier in the Netherlands
  • Stooling on top of SPMT
  • Water transfer from Netherlands to the UK 
  • Temporary bridge construction in Barrier Basement
  • SPMT transport and load-in of the Barrier
  • Jacking-up of the Barrier

The installation site was near a residential area, leaving a very confined space. The team unloaded the equipment on a laydown area, 2 streets away from the final jobsite. Heavy rains added to the challenge.

Once the Barrier, weighing 290T and measuring 30mx10mx3m, was moved to the installation site along with the temporary bridge structure it was safely jacked up to its final position.

According to the Project Manager, Willem Ditmer, “The client was very impressed with the performance of our team and the precisely chosen equipment that fitted like a glove on this job.”