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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

Sarens Helps Decommission Topsides at North Sea Oil Platform
Sarens Performs Load-Out and Transport of Topside Modules in Norway
September 2019

Sarens recently helped remove decommissioned platform topsides from the North Sea’s Valhall oil field complex, located off the coast of Norway. Working in close cooperation with client Allseas from May through June, Sarens successfully loaded out and transported several topside modules from the Quarters Platform (QP), which had originally been built in 1979 but was no longer in use.

To prepare for the operation, Sarens first outfitted its barge Louis with suitable grillages that could support the approximately 3.850-tonne topsides. Then, the barge was sailed from Ghent, Belgium to Norway, where it was ready for load-in a few days later. 

With the barge on site, Sarens and Allseas began demobilising the topsides, which took about a week. First, Allseas’ construction vessel, Pioneering Spirit, removed the topsides from the jacket and transported them to the disposal yard at Stord in Norway (Kvaerner Stord AS). Here, the Pioneering Spirit was moored close to the final disposal yard quay. 

Next, the topsides were transferred to the Sarens barge Louis, which was positioned below. This transfer operation relied on the Pioneering Spirit’s TLS system, with ballasting to correct for the COG offset. The barge Louis then transported the topsides to the disposal yard and moored in load-in position. 

After the sea fastening brackets were released, the topsides were lifted off the barge. Sarens operators drove 120 axle lines SPMTs (K24-ST) onto the barge to lift and load out the topsides. The barge was ballasted for stability as the SPMTs transported the topsides onto the quay and set them down on disposal supports.

This operation took place from May through June of 2019. Sarens commends project manager Kenny Decoster and the crew that made this operation a resounding success. Thank you to everyone involved in this important decommissioning operation!