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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


  • Albany Green Energy Turbine replacement
  • MDA Turbines-Generator transport and replacement
  • Conemaugh Power Station, New Florence-PA Heavy lift using 1600T Crane with 1200T crane as a support crane
  • Ottertail Energy Facility Heavylift Project at Bigstone SD
  • Flint Hills Hydrocracker Heavy Lift project at Corpus Christi, TX
  • LACC Load in and Load Out at Lake Charles, LA
  • Ingleside Ethylene Project using CC8800
  • Setting Trusses for Boeing aircraft
  • Beam move at Gerald Desmond Bridge deploying K2400
  • Providence Bridge section replacement
  • Cabinet Gorge Bridge erection
  • Arch Extensions on Post Oak Blvd. Bridge installation
  • Relocation of 8 steel truss bridge sections in Riverside, LA
  • Minnesota Vikings football stadium roof
  • Container Crane relocation in Elizabeth, NJ
  • New Jersey LCC Transport STS cranes
  • Relocation of STS Crane for Liebherr
  • Relocation of STS Crane for Penn Terminals
  • Lifting and installation of Shiploader component in Louisiana
  • Offload and transportation of Stacker reclaimer in Louisiana over the Mississippi River
  • Kansas City Power & Light Station, La Cygne Heavy lift using LR 1400
  • Prairie State Energy Campus Project, Marissa-IL heavy transport services

New Nuclear Plant Construction

  • VC Summers in United States
    • AP 1000 Module transport with SPMT (96 lines)
  • Olkiluoto 3 in Finland
    • Lifting of the heavy components
    • Lifting of the dome
  • Flamanville 3 in France
    • Transport of generator
    • Construction of the power house
    • Operating the gantry cranes on site
    • Installation of Accumulators, MSR and other components
    • Lifting of Heavy Components, Polar Crane & Dome with SGC120
  • Taishan 1 & 2
    • Installation of MSR

Operating Nuclear Plants

  • 32 Steam Generator Replacement Projects (SGRP)
    • 24 in USA, 4 in Japan, 4 in South Korea
  • 9 SGRP
    • 1 in USA, 6 in France (OLS & transport) 2 South Korea
  • 8 Core Internal Removal Projects
  • 5 Steam Generator Disposal Projects
  • 5 Dry Cask Storage Units
  • 7 Reactor Vessel Heat Replacements Project
  • 4 Extended Power Uprates. Numerous FWH, MSR Replacements
  • 2 Stator replacements

Small Modular Reactor (SMR)


  • Connecticut Yankee Steam Generator & RPV Removal
  • RPV Transport to Barnwell Disposal Site
  • LACBWR Supply Single Failure Proof Trolley & Seismic Qualified Gantry
  • Trojan LCR & RPV removal & transport to Disposal –RPV Removed with Internals and Intact Head
  • Big Rock Point Supply Single Failure Proof Trolley and Remove RPV
  • Rancho Seco Dry Cask Storage Project - Steam Generator & Stator Removal - Decommissioning Services Contractor
  • Humboldt Bay awarded RPV removal and transport to Disposal Site – Project cancelled due to PG&E’s concern of bad publicity after San Bruno gas explosion and fire
  • SONGS Unit 1 LCR & RPV Transport to Disposal Site – Dry Cask Storage HSM Lifting Assembly
  • Chernobyl - Installation of new ventilation stack in 2013


  • NASA Pathfinder Mission to Mars


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
Fax: 406 543 4505
Conf Rm: 406 532 3093

Rowesville, South Carolina (Office & Yard)
122 River Dr
Rowesville, SC 29133
Tel: 803 534 1348

Sorrento LA (Yard)
9204-A Highway 61
Sorrento, LA 70778



Sarens in the Media

Press releases from other media, statements, commentaries and feature stories.

Sarens features on an article titled "Spin Doctor" in the December issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine
Sarens SGC Series Cranes Featured on the Cover Page of the American Crane and Transport Magazine as well as a Feature Article
Sarens Installs 3 Enercon E-70 in Russia
Sarens Lifts Power Plant Generator Parts in Indonesia
All about Sarens Cranes and Heavy Lifting here! Subscribe to Sarens YouTube Channel
Sarens Transports Canopy Sections for World War II Museum
KHL Features Sarens Performance in the Wind Sector
Sarens Wins Two Prestigious Awards at ESTA 2018
Sarens Features in Construction Review
Sarens SPMT's Transport 580T Pile Template in UK
Sarens Makzume JV Opens Door to Black Sea Growth
Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International Interviews Saresn Sales Director, Gert Hendrickx
Sarens Featured in the June Issue of Presse de la Manche
Sarens and TII Team-Up for Johan Sverdrup Move
Sarens Moves One of its CC8800-1s to India
Sarens delivers modules for the Amrun port and mine project in Australia
Stijn Sarens Interviewed by Nuclear Energy International
Sarens Member of the Board, Hendrik Sarens delivers the Keynote Address at the World Crane and Transport Summit 2017 in the Netherlands
Sarens to debut New SGC250 Crane for Hinkley Point Nuclear Project
Sarens in the USA: A Major Petrochemical Project and a Positive Rental outlook
Cranes Today Magazine Publishes an Exclusive Article on Sarens SGC-120 working for the Beatrice Wind Farm Project in the UK
Sarens Features in the Latest Issue of South Africa Mining Magazine
Cranes Today Magazine Features Sarens
SGC-140 Load-Testing the Lifting Frame in Ghent
Sarens Orders 44 New Demag All Terrain Cranes
Wind Energy: Sarens Emerges as Powerful Force in Global Industry
Sarens' Tunnel Success in Warsaw
Sarens Featured in the February Issue of Hoist Magazine
Sarens Featured in the Recent Issue of Heavylift and Project Forwarding International Magazine
Sarens Opens Four New Depots Worldwide
Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán with Sarens Crane in the Backdrop at the Puskás Ferenc Stadium
Sarens Transports Complex Cargo for Fives at ALBA Potline 6 Reduction Plant in Bahrain
SarensPerforms Lifts at the Bellara Power Plant in Jijel, Algeria
Record Goldhofer Order from Sarens
Sarens Performs Lifts at the Machester Airport Extension
Sarens Crane Operator Initiates a Fund Raiser for the Farmers in Australia
Sarens Contniues its Development in Mozambique
Sarens Transports 350T Heater Box through the Streets of Pembroke
Sarens Installs Manchester Airport Footbridge
Sarens Moves Massive Generator towards San Antonio
Sarens Features on the Cover and in the Articles of the December Issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine
Sarens Features in the December Issue of Heavylift and Project Forwarding International
Sarens About to Launch the World's Largest Crane - the SGC-250
Sarens Featured by Cranes Today Magazine
Sinotrans-Sarens Adds Capacity in China
Sarens Featured in the June Issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine
Sarens Ranked #2 in IC50 2018 Ratings
Sarens Pedestal Crane Walks the Hills
Sarens Jacks and Installs 950T Bridge in the Netherlands
Building for Growth in South Africa: a Look at Sarens SIBA
Sarens Featured in the July Issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine
Sarens Jacks-up the Upper Structure of a Danieli Ship Grab Unloader (SGU) in Bilbao, Spain
International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine Features Sarens
Sarens Opens New Depot at Hinkley Point
Sarens Features in the July-August Issue of Heavy lift and Project Forwarding International Magazine
Sarens Extended the Roof of the Anoeta Stadium in Spain
Sarens' CC8800-1 Performs First Reactor Lift at Fertiliser Plant in India
Sarens Featured by Construction Pan America Magazine
Sarens CEO, Wim Sarens Featured in the Recent Issue of Economie as "The People of 2018"