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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 Wins the Crane Job of The Year at the ESTA Awards 2020
Sarens wins the crane job of the year for the lattice boom crane category at the ESTA Awards held on 24th September
September 2020

Sarens CC8800-1 rose to the challenge of replacing 350T legs on a jacked-up barge in a congested space for which the project won the “Crane job of the year” award in the lattice boom cranes category at the ESTA Award of Excellence 2020. 

The ESTA awards of excellence, recognised as some of the most prestigious awards in our industry, were conducted virtually on 24th September 2020 due to Covid-19 safety concerns. The virtual event was perfectly organised and was attended virtually by over 400 international delegates. 

Sarens’ award winning project executed in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was initially a crane rental project. Analysing the critical conditions under which the lift had to be performed, the client decided to rope in Sarens’ as the complete solution provider, managing the engineering, equipment, and executional supervision. 

As part of the scope of the project, the team had to lift the old pre-cut leg sections, transport the new sections, tandem lift the sections, tail and replace the two legs of the Innovation jacked-up barge. The team decided to deploy: 

  • CC 8800-1 with boom-booster and superlift carrier
  • CC 3800-SL
  • 12L SPMT K24
  • 4 Hydraulic cranes

The leg elements weighing 350T were lifted out of the ship at a radius of 37m with a crane boom tip height of 132m. All the cranes had to be assembled at the bottom of a dry dock, 16m below the street level. While working in the dry dock the available space between the barge and the walls of the dry dock was very limited for CC8800-1 with boom booster and superlift carrier. The team carefully assembled the equipment and safely replaced the leg sections within a strict time schedule. The client was very satisfied with the flawless execution.

Sarens wants to thank everyone who helped make this lift a success!