After two years of fabrication, Dynamic Industries recently shipped off modules for Shell Oil’s Appomatox project. The modules are going to Ingleside, Texas where they will be attached to larger hulls being built in South Korea. Within a year they will end up at the production facility in the Gulf of Mexico. Port of Iberia Executive Director, Craig Romero, said this is Shell Oil’s largest project to date. “We’re fortunate to have this great fabrication facility here at the Port of Iberia that was able to be a part of this big project,” Romero stated. “This project supplied jobs not just for New Iberia but all of Acadiana including welders, vendors and suppliers.”
New Port tenant, Logan Industries is already outgrowing their 30,000 square foot facility. Logan Industries provide a wide range of products and services to the oil and gas construction, drilling, production and support/diving industries worldwide. The Port of Iberia facility stores large components of offshore rigs. Executive Director Craig Romero is negotiating possible expansion of another 20,000 square feet to their building.
Kansas company, RedGuard, has recently leased approximately 9 acres at the Port of Iberia. RedGuard designs and builds blast-resistant buildings for base camps, field offices, sleeping units, restrooms, medical units, sensitive equipment and more. They plan to use local vendors and suppliers in constructing their facility.
Crosby Energy Services is moved in and ready to begin fabrication of ASME-coded pressure vessels at their 35,000 square foot facility at the Port of Iberia. They will begin hiring soon with plans to begin fabrication in February. They could eventually hire up to 60 employees.
Roy A. Pontiff was recently selected as 2018 President of the Port of Iberia Board of Commissioners. He replaces outgoing president Gene L. Jefferies. Pontiff was appointed to the Board by the Iberia Parish Council in 2014. He previously served as the Port’s Executive Director for 17 years. “I’m honored to be able to continue my involvement in the development of the Port of Iberia,” said Pontiff. “We located three new tenants this past year and I’m optimistic about continued growth in 2018.”