On Thursday, April 17, 2008, Port Fourchon officials, Economist Dr. Loren Scott, and Assistant Secretary of Louisiana Economic Development Don Pierson will be releasing The Economic Impacts of Port Fourchon on the National and Regional Economies Study.
An advance copy of a soon-to-be-published report on the economic impacts of a 21-day disruption of activity at Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on both the national and regional economies contains a number of findings judged by port officials to be ‘vital’ in their strategic importance.
Construction is under way on the beginning stretch of Phase 1 of Louisiana’s LA 1 Highway Project, which comprises a 6.8-mi section of two-lane, elevated highway running from Leeville south to LA 3090 at Port Fourchon, says the LA 1 Coalition, a non-profit corporation formed by residents and businesses in the region around Port Fourchon.
Delmar Systems Inc. successfully embedded the Gulf of Mexico’s first gravity-installed vertical load anchor (VLA) for inclusion in the mooring system for a deepwater semisubmersible drilling unit at work in the Garden Banks area.
As part of an expansion program begun in 2007 at its 22-acre Port Fourchon shore base, InterMoor Inc., international supplier of offshore rig mooring systems and components, has upgraded the facility’s heavy-lift capability with installation of an 880-short ton (798-metric ton) revolving ringer crane equipped with a 300-ft (91-m) boom and a 120-ft (37-m) jib.
Operating a fleet of modern offshore vessels designed to carry personnel and a wide variety of cargo to offshore installations, Abdon Callais Offshore LLC (ACO) of Golden Meadow, Louisiana, continues to grow by adding newbuild vessels to its fleet.