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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

NASA’s Artemis II Mission
Sarens Hydraulic Lifter unit works on one of NASA’s most prestigious projects and replaces high bay overhead crane at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
October 2021

Sarens was contracted by American Crane & Equipment Corporation (ACECO) to provide heavy lifting services supporting the High Bay Crane Replacement Project in the Operations Checkout Building at the John F. Kennedy Space Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida.  

The upgrade is a part of the Artemis program which aims at landing the first woman and the next man on the Moon, paving the way for a sustainable presence on the lunar surface and finally to Mars. The old crane is getting replaced with a new crane that features greater lift capability and enhanced controls. 

Sarens project scope included upgrading the current 27T High Bay Crane with a new 30T Single Failure Proof High Bay Crane. The team had to remove and replace the Trolley, End Truck, Drive Girder, and Idler Girder utilising Sarens Hydraulic Lift Unit (HLU). 

The project was accomplished in 5 phases including:

Planning phase where our teams devised the solution to replace the crane with limited headroom.
Site mobilisation and equipment erection - Sarens HLU was transported from the Rowesville, South Carolina yard and assembled in 2 days.
Installing the new 30T High Bay Crane
Removing the old 27T High Bay Crane
Demobilisation and equipment dismantling
Since there was no headroom available the crane had to be replaced from underneath. The old crane was used for the final time to hoist the new crane into place, lifting the new crane from floor level to the jacking rig following which the old crane was removed and decommissioned. 

According to the Project Manager, Steve Gibson, “We have been working with ACECO since 2008, supporting them in installing their single failure proof cranes in many nuclear plants and government facilities. NASA provided tremendous support in all phases of this project and it was a pleasure to work with their team.”

Watch the video here!