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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 Uses Twin Barge to Remove 930-Tonne Parisian Bridge
Sarens successfully removes old bridge using twin barge Karel-Victor
March 2019

Sarens recently worked with client Eiffage Démolition to remove a bridge connecting the Seine's Île Seguin to Paris's western suburbs. The steel bridge to be replaced weighed 930 tonnes and measured 82 metres long, 12 metres wide, and 11 metres high. 

To remove it successfully, Sarens used the following equipment: 

  • The twin barge Karel-Victor, with winches and ballasting equipment
  • Four 12-axle lines SPMT and four PPUs
  • Four CS1000 jacking towers
  • A steel transport structure 

Selecting the right equipment was very important for this project. Because of the weight and size of the bridge, a barge with significant dimensions was required to ensure stability. At the same time, it had to have a narrow enough width to navigate up the river Seine. Sarens' solution was to deploy the twin barge Karel-Victor, which could navigate the river uncoupled and then be coupled to double its width once at the quay. 

The four SPMTs and transport structure were assembled on the quayside prior to the barge's arrival. This required precision and skill due to space constraints at the quay. Once the barge docked, the SPMTs were driven on board using 12 metre RoRo ramps, and final preparations were made for the bridge's removal. 

The following day, the barge was brought into position below the bridge, where it performed the lift using the SPMTs' hydraulic system and by ballasting water out of the barge. 

Once the load was transferred to the barge, the SPMTs rotated the bridge by 90°. Then, the barge docked at the quayside so that the SPMTs and bridge could be driven off. During this phase, ballasting continued to ensure load compensation. 

At the quayside, the bridge was positioned on top of four CS1000 jacking towers. The SPMTs and transport structure were then removed from below the bridge, and the bridge was jacked down. 

"There was very limited space to execute our quayside operations," explains project manager Kenny Decoster. Even so, the Sarens team worked carefully and precisely to successfully complete the bridge removal.