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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

660MW Greek Coal Power Plant
Sarens Equipment Performs Heavy Lifts For Construction Of Greek Power Plant
June 2021

When client Terna S.A. began construction of a new 660MW power plant in Ptolemaida, Greece, Sarens’ equipment was there to support the multi-year project. 

Working in close collaboration, Sarens and Terna S.A. engineered more than 100 lifts and tackle arrangements, for a total of more than 20.000 tonnes installed by Sarens cranes. The following equipment was selected for a series of lifts beginning in June of 2017 and ending June of 2020:

  • 1x CC8800-1 SWSL 102+66m
  • 2x LR1750 SDWB 70+70m
  • 1x CC2400-1 SH 48m

The new power plant was being constructed inside of an old coal mine pit in the mountains of Greece. As the plant construction progressed, the available space became more limited and cranes had to lift higher and further to continue installing new elements. The configuration of the cranes was changed multiple times to adapt to these new circumstances. In that time, multiple tailing operations and tandem lifts were executed, and one of the LR1750 cranes was even assembled inside the cooling tower.

The CC8800-1 remained on site for a few months, for the installation of the flue gas duct. The LR1750 remained for three years, and was a flexible option for a variety of lifts, including for ducts, steelwork, and equipment. The CC2400-1 remained on site for a year and a half. A lifting supervisor guided the crane operators while a site manager oversaw organizational matters.

“I enjoyed working together with the client in close collaboration,” says Project Engineer Wim de Keersmaecker, who had been involved with the project for almost four years. “We advised and assisted the client in considering different solutions, mostly from headquarters but also sometimes from the site. There were some more technically challenging lifts, like lifting the clean gas ducts inside the cooling tower, flue gas duct on the outside of the boiler house with Sarspin, or tandem lifting vertical ducts into the boiler house.”

Sarens is pleased to have supported Terna S.A. on this important project and wishes to thank everyone who was involved in making it possible.