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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

Albert Canal In Antwerp
After installing more than 30 bridges on the Albert Canal, Sarens recently transported and installed 5 bridges.
May 2022

Sarens has an extensive experience in bridge installation and transport and has been a trusted partner for bridge installations across the Albert canal. Since 2018 Sarens has installed over 30 bridges on the Albert Canal. 

In fact, one of the first bridge moves Sarens ever performed was in 1980 was the Haccourt Bridge on the Albert Canal, and it measured 90m long and weighed 1.400T. We have video footage of this historic bridge relocation, which can be viewed here.

Recently Sarens was commissioned by our client Buyck to install 5 bridges on the Albert canal. The planning phase was crucial as the team had to address the low lying bridges and the width of the locks on the way during the transport of the bridges. 

The equipment deployed were:

·        Barges

·        K24ST

·        Four CS350 jacking systems

CS350 climbing system, the recently launched climbing system, combines fast operation with bottom-feeding jacking elements. The CS350 offers great advantages in possession work, where timing is important. It is one-of-a-kind system, custom-built solution, and developed 100% in-house, drawing on Sarens’ knowledge and experience in developing the CS1000 and CS5000 and inspired by a clarity of vision for what was possible. Due to ease of set-up and operation, as well as its ability to raise loads up to 6m without bracing, Sarens used the climbing system for installation of the bridges on-site.

Each bridge measured 128m in length and weighed 1100T. According to Project Manager, Peter Keyen, “Due to the outstanding length of the bridge we had to couple the tugs to the bridge instead of coupling them to the barge. A special permission was needed for the maritime transport of the bridge.” He added, “Our expertise in bridge installation, built up over many years spent listening to and understanding our clients' requirements and challenges, makes the project a routine for us but for the local residents and onlookers it is nothing less than a spectacle which makes us very proud of our achievements”.

Watch the #Howwedoit video of the project here!