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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



Nausicaà National Sea Centre in France
Sarens helped install a dramatic new feature for one of Europe's largest aquariums
May 2017

Sarens recently collaborated with Sogea Caroni, a subsidiary of Vinci Construction France, to assemble part of a dramatic new addition to the beautiful Nausicaà National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

As one of the largest public aquariums in Europe, Nausicaà draws over 600.000 visitors each year. Its new architectural addition, the Grand Nausicaà, is a statement structure designed to look like an enormous manta ray enveloping the aquarium.

The vision of architecture firm Rougerie, this concept incorporates a giant basin that will hold 9.500 cubic metres of water, offering a "voyage on the high seas." A surrounding ampitheatre will allow for spectacular sights of the basin and become the destination for dynamic new attractions, including hammerhead sharks, manta rays, giant tortoises and walruses.

Sarens is proud to have helped bring this vision to life by installing the large bay of the basin. The operation required a CC2500-1 SSL crawler crane with 54m boom, 150 + 40 ballast, and 150t ballast SL. It was selected because of its 60t capacity at a 45m radius, and reached the job site in 10 days by road.

Sarens performed the lift underground to successfully install the bay in the basin. The lifting was done near the sea, and in a confined, 14m space for the superlift. The fragile nature of the bay was a special consideration, and Sarens operators treated the 60t load with the utmost care and attention.

"I would like to thank everyone for this unique project at Boulogne-sur-Mer," said Arnaud Mathias, KAM. "This is Sarens' contribution to a fragment of the French heritage, and we are very proud of that."