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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
Fax: 406 543 4505
Conf Rm: 406 532 3093

Rowesville, South Carolina (Office & Yard)
122 River Dr
Rowesville, SC 29133
Tel: 803 534 1348

Sorrento LA (Yard)
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, LA 70778



Flammanville 4In September 2011, the Sarens Group created Sarens Nord Ouest, the Sarens France subsidiary formerly named "Cherbourg Levage" is recognized in nuclear heavy lift rigging and heavy haul transport services.
July 2011

Since its founding in 1986, Cherbourg Levage has successfully executed projects for 25 years in every heavy lift segment of the nuclear power industry for customers such as: AREVA, DCNS, EDF and their main partners ALSTOM, BOUYGUES, ENDEL-GDF SUEZ,EIFFAGE, IBERDROLA,VINCI ...

Qualifications and Certifications:

  • ISO 9001 certification
  • CEFRI E certification (expected)
  • EDF qualification UTO: Industrial nuclear logistics,  Handling, Heavy lift
  • AREVA qualification: Handling and Heavy lift
  • OSHAS 18001 certification (expected)
  • Staff Nuclear Qualifications: PR1 (risk prevention 1 for workers), PR2 (risk prevention 2 for site managers and team leaders), HN ( Quality), QSP(Service Provider Safety)

Project EPR Flamanville 3
Following an initial preparatory phase involving earthworks andexcavation in 2006, construction work on the EPR began in December 2007, and is now well underway.
The plant is due to go commercial in 2016. It will be the first in the series of a new generation of nuclear reactors
Scope: Nuclear industrial logistics services, engeneering, handling, heavy lift and special transport services.
Location: Flamanville, France
Owner: EDF
Peak of personnel: 30


  • Barge "la Fernande"-Cherbourg
  • Lattice boom cranes (up to 3200t capacity): CC8800 (dome lifting  and polar crane forBYTP/EDF/APCO), LR1600 (nuclear components handling BYTP/EDF/AREVA), SCX 2800, SCX 2500 (civil works for turbine hall, pumping station, nuclear building BYTP/VINCI/EIFFAGE)
  • Peak of crane in rental : 20 telescopic cranes up 20t to 700t
  • SPMT for nuclear or conventionnal components transfer in roll on - roll off  at cherbourg or dielette slipway ( ALSTOM, BOLLORE, SIEMENS...)
  • Gantry lifting and handling systems (ALSTOM- MSR, BYTP, ENDEL, EDF)