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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



Sarens Lifts Zwolle Ship in The Netherlands
Despite extreme space constraints, Sarens lifts 244-tonne ship's hull for transport
January 2020

Sarens recently rose to the challenge of lifting and transporting a 244-tonne, 55-metre long ship's hull at the Talsma Shipyard in Franeker, the Netherlands. Although the operation came with several challenges, it was a resounding success that was recognized industry-wide, earning the ESTA Award of Excellence in its category!

This was a challenging lift because of the narrow quay and the lack of height inside the workshop building from which the hull was being lifted. Because the ship's hull measured 7.9 metres high, it was a substantial height to handle within such a small space. But by using a trio of AC700 cranes and a 12-axle platform trailer, Sarens came up with a solution to transport and lift the massive ship's hull despite these obstacles.

To complete the lift successfully, Sarens had to account for the length of the hull in relation to the quay's width. The platform trailer was positioned with its first axle on the edge of the quay and no room to move forward. This meant that the crew had to lift the hull while some of it was still inside the building.

During the lift, there was very little space between the back of the hull and the luffing cylinders on the AC700s due to the maximum radius of this crane. Additionally, two AC700 cranes were positioned to slew very close to each other, increasing the challenges inherent in the lift. The crew used a single point lifting beam for the two AC700 cranes in order to deal with small differences in the lifting speed between them.

Sarens is pleased to have completed another challenging project with the precision, excellence and innovation that the Group is known for. Thank you to everyone who helped make this lift a success!