Business Growth at the Port of Iberia

Craig Romero discusses project with Jeff Clement of Dynamic Industries and Iberia Parish Council Member Eugene Olivier

Craig Romero discusses project with Jeff Clement of Dynamic Industries and Iberia Parish Council Member Eugene Olivier.

The Port of Iberia is off to a great start of 2019 according to Port of Iberia Executive Director, Craig Romero. “Quite a number of port businesses have new contracts and projects,” stated Romero. “The Bayou Companies are busy with 1.8 million feet of pipe coating for a major pipeline project. The pipe was previously coated by Bayou Companies.  However, the project was put on hold for a few years. Now that the project is back on track the pipe needs to be cleaned and recoated.”  The pipe is transported by barge and railway. This is only one of the contracts for Bayou Companies.

Dynamic Industries, Inc. continues to fabricate 92 pre-assembly modules for one of the world’s largest energy companies. These modules will be used in a polyethylene plant in Pennsylvania. Dynamic also received an additional order for 44 modular units for Texas. This additional contract will have the number of workers peak at 450 during this year. Various parts of this project will also include three other local companies…Omega, LQT and Berard Transportation.

Other Port of Iberia companies have also had positive activity. Chart Energy and Chemicals is busy fabricating cold box trains for two LNG projects staffing up to 350 employees. Crosby Construction Services met their employment goal and is looking to expand their facility and staff. RedGuard, who designs and builds blast-resistant buildings are proud to continue working with local vendors for support services on their projects.

Romero is encouraged by the new activity at the Port of Iberia. “It’s a great way to start the new year,” he said. “We hope this momentum continues for all of Acadiana.”