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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



Ptolemaida Power Station Project
Sarens Performs Installation at Ptolemaida Power Station in Greece
November 2017

In the mountainous regions of northern Greece, Sarens operators have been braving extremely hot temperatures to install a coal power plant structure at the PPB Power Plant Ptolemaida Unit V. 

The installation work is being performed on behalf of client Terna SA, at the site of a 550-megawatt coal-fired power station. Ptolemaida V, the station's fifth unit, is currently under construction. Once it begins operation in 2020, it will have a generating capacity of 660 megawatts. 

The installation involves columns and K-bracings for the main steel structure, with the 146t K-bracings (30m x 10m x 2m) picked up at a radius of 65.5m. To raise the K-bracings from a horizontal to vertical position, operators use the main CC8800 crane and a CC2400 or LR1750 auxiliary crane. Sarens lifts two K-bracings (292 total tonnes) and four columns (523 total tonnes) per day, and the items are lifted with CC8800 only slewing (not crawling). 

For this operation, equipment from across the globe has been dispatched to Ptolemaida, with cranes arriving by sea and road from South America, the Middle East, and Europe. Among them are: 

  • CC8800-1 SWSL; Main Boom 102m / Jib 54m till 84m with ballast carrier
  • CC2400-1 S; Main Boom 48m
  • LR1750 SDBW Main boom 70m / Jib 77m
  • LR1750 SDBW Main boom 70m / Jib 77m
    • Spreader beams and lattice spreader beams till 29m, grommet 110t, shackles 200t, around 300 wooden mats and 24 CC8800-1 steel mats 

The CC8800-1 arrived by sea from Kuwait and the CC2400-1 was dispatched from the Netherlands and delivered by vessel to Athens and then by road to Ptolemaida. Meanwhile, the LR1750 came by sea from Venezuela to Thessaloniki and the jib came via road to the site. Transportation took anywhere from one to three weeks, depending on the crane. 

"The team performed the operation in a safe and planned manner," says project manager Karel Maesfrancx. "The ground preparation was done according to the contract and very well executed by Terna. Another LR1750 will arrive on the site in the next few weeks and then all cranes will stay there through the middle of 2018, except the CC8800-1, which will probably finish by October of this year."