According to the statement, Epic will provide ship repair and maintenance services to its customers, making use of the existing facilities and dry docks, including the Alabama Dry Dock – one of the largest in the Gulf of Mexico. Epic is owned by Epic Companies, LLC, a global offshore construction and decommissioning company based in Houston, Texas, which will service vessels from its own fleet in Mobile.
Epic also claims that it is looking into opportunities to fabricate both offshore structures and newbuild barges/small vessels in Mobile.
Epic executive Rob Gilbert said: “Mobile is perfectly situated to support the maritime and energy sector, both in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean.”
In the statement, Epic claims that it will work closely with the City of Mobile and the State of Alabama in order to develop a local workforce as its operations grow.
Epic Companies, LLC provides support services to the offshore energy sector, including: diving, pipelaying, plugging and abandonment of wells, wireline and downhole well services, cutting, platform and pipeline decommissioning, and the construction of offshore structures, including LNG offshore terminals.
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