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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

In Historic Project, Sarens Lifts And Transports The Iconic Ancient Solar Boat Through The Egyptian Pyramids
Sarens safely lifted the archaeologically significant solar boat and installed it in the new Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
March 2022

Our client, Besix-Orascom Joint Venture (BOJV), is responsible for building the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo and as part of the project had to install two ancient solar boats in the new museum section. 

The solar boat had to be lifted from the old Khufu Boat Museum, transported 10km to the new Grand Egyptian Museum, and installed in the new building. The solar boat was both archaeologically significant as well as fragile. Sarens, the reference for specialised transport globally, was asked by BOJV to work on the prestigious project. 

The team had to address some challenges in the planning phase:

  • The boat had to be precisely positioned horizontally during the entire operation owing to its fragile structure.
  • The boat had to be transported through the pyramids with slopes up to 3° along the way.
    In close coordination with our client BOJV, a ramp was built along the route. Sarens decided to deploy:
  • 12 axle-lines SPMT K24
  • 12 axle-lines SPMT K25
  • 800T crane CC4800 SSL/LSL 90m with 300T superlift
    SPMTs and steel structures were transported from Belgium by ship while the 800T crane was already available in Egypt.

The client built a steel cage around the 43m long and 20T boat for protection making the total weight 100T. Sarens built a 52m long and 5.6m high steel bridge to allow the SPMTs to drive-in and park exactly underneath the boat. 

The 12 axle-lines SPMT K24 lifted the boat from its support, drove it carefully outside through a narrow opening with only 20cm space on each side, and parked it on top of another 12 axle-lines SPMT K25 to ensure smooth movement of the load on slopes. 

The boat was safely transported 10km to the new Grand Egyptian Museum. The next morning the CC4800 lifted the boat from the SPMTs and installed in the new Grand Egyptian Museum.