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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 performs heavy lift and specialised transport for Ivens in Rupel
Sarens transports 21m broad tank over land and water followed by its installation for Ivens
May 2018

Sarens was roped in by Ivens to carry-out the transport and installation of a 165T tank. The tank measured 21m in diameter and was the first time for Ivens to have manufactured a tank of this dimension. They trusted Sarens to execute the job and our operations team in Belgium skillfully carried out the transport of the tank over both land and water and later installed it onto its foundation in Prayon Ruisbroek.

Sarens performed the transport and lift of the 165T tank having a height of 60m using the following equipment:

  • Barge
  • CC3800
  • 2 x 16 axle lines SPMT
  • 700T telescopic cranes 

The SPMTs transported two parts of the tank out of the shop of Ivens in Antwerp followed by lifting the roof onto the bottom part of the tank with 700T telescopic crane. The SPMTs further transported the tank from Ivens yard to the quay where it performed the load-out onto the barge. The barge sailed the tank from the Antwerp harbor to Prayon Ruisbroek where the team safely carried out the load-in of the tank which was finally lifted with LBC onto its foundation. In 3 hours the tank was unloaded from the barge and safely lifted onto its foundations. 

The transport was a challenge as the tank was taking the total width of the road and had to be carefully moved. Peter Van de Perck, Board Member, Ivens commended the efforts of the team and said, "From Ivens, we congratulate the entire Sarens team for the smooth execution of this project. Also in difficult circumstances you have proven to be solution and customer oriented. Especially the dedication and professionalism of Stéphane De Maegt, Sarens Operations Manager, during the entire project, has charmed me tremendously".