Chouest buys Tampa Bay shipyard

Edison Chouest has secured the assignment of Tampa Bay Shipbuilding and Repair's long-term lease agreement with the Tampa Bay port and has created Tampa Ship LLC.

Offshore staff

TAMPA BAY, Florida -- Edison Chouest has secured the assignment of Tampa Bay Shipbuilding and Repair's long-term lease agreement with the Tampa Bay port and has created Tampa Ship LLC. Chouest has assumed management and operation of the yard.

The Tampa shipyard is a full service conversion, overhaul, and repair facility that was previously owned by a group associated with Bender Shipbuilding and Repair. Chouest has agreed to assist in the phase out of a new construction deal with Bender.

The previous owner has been building three large barges for Overseas Shipholding Group; Chouest will assist in completing that deal, slated for a late 2009 delivery.

01/19/2009

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