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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

Rowesville, South Carolina (Office & Yard)
122 River Dr
Rowesville, SC 29133
Tel: 832 714 0176

Sorrento LA (Yard)
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, LA 70778
Tel: 225 450 7027



Mina Abdullah Refinery Project, Kuwait
Sarens executed a record-setting lift at The Kuwait National Petroleum Company refinery using its Sarens Climbing Towers (SCT) and strand jacks to lift the 1500t reactor onto its foundation.
January 2017

The plan to revamp Mina Abdullah Refinery and Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery was part of a strategy to upgrade the oil refining industry in Kuwait. The Kuwait National Petroleum Company(KNPC) was commissioned to undertake a study and eventually was awarded the Clean Fuels Project(CFP). The study found that Kuwait will need liquid fuel to feed its power-generation plants and other installations in order to fulfill the country's demand for petroleum products and to create stable foreign markets for Kuwait exports of high-grade petroleum products. To provide such liquid fuel, Mina Al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries would have to be expanded.

KNPC's Clean Fuels Project(CFP) involves the upgrade and integration of the Mina Abdulla(MAB) and Mina Al Ahmadi(MAA) refineries. The project will increase the combined capacity of the refineries from the existing 736,000 barrels per day to 800,000 barrels per day, and will lower the sulphur content of petroleum products to 5%. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2018.

Sarens undertook the task of lifting the 1500t reactor for the KNPC-led CFP at the Mina Abdullah refinery. The extraordinary aspect of the job was the unique set-up in which the towers were installed, completely intertwined with the adjacent reactor's bolting pattern. This allowed for a shorter lifting beam, cancelling all needs for a guyed tower system, ultimately resulting in a faster and safer execution.

Sarens deployed its Sarens Climbing Towers(70m high), CC8800-1 (in SSL configuration), CC2800-1, and LR1250. The cranes took two weeks to be assembled and were then ready to execute the lift. It was a first lift of its kind on a KNPC site having a record setting performance. Our 25 skilled operations staff executed the challenge with utmost precision leading to a satisfied client.

The major challenge faced by the team was to intertwine the SCT system with the next neighboring reactor's bolting pattern within a limited space. Moreover the weather conditions were very challenging, but the team successfully performed the operations.  

This lift has formed a large part of Sarens' large ambitions in the State of Kuwait, currently investing on cleaner fuels and one of the largest refineries in the world.