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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

Belfry of Ghent Project
Sarens Makes the Dragon of the Belfry of Ghent Spit Fire After 199 Years.
April 2019

Stad Gent roped in Sarens, the specialists of heavy lifting, to install the artificial fire system in the dragon on the belfry of Ghent. 

The 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers in the heart of Ghent. It's the tallest belfry in Belgium and also part of the UNESCO's World Heritage List. To mark the 175th year of the Ghent festivities, it was decided to light its top, precisely after 199 years.

Sarens decided to deploy its LTM 1300-6.1 TF 35 m to carry out the operation. The crane was transported at night from our yard in Wolvertem to the site and rigged in three hours. After drone scans and laser scans were completed by the land surveyor, two of the technicians in a man basket were lifted by the LTM 1300-6.1 to a height of 91m where they installed the customised fire system in the mouth of the dragon.

Planning Manager, Sales, Hans Sarens remarks, "Being a Belgian company, we are proud to be associated with a historic event of our country and safely complete the operation. Directeur, Dienst Evenementen, Feesten, Markten en Foren, Stad Gent, Jeroen De Schuyteneer adds, "I would like to express that your crane operators are formidable guys in terms of thinking and interaction on the ground. It is a pleasure for all the different technicians to work with them."