(PRESS RELEASE) Bayou Pipe Coating at the Port of Iberia has just received the first set of barges to loadout flowline pipe that has been coated over the past year and a half for Shell Oil Company’s Appomattox project.
Between now and November, eleven barges will be loaded and transported to the construction barges to connect the joints to the project site, which is in 7,800 feet of water.
Over 200 Bayou Company employees at the Port of Iberia have been involved in what the company says is Shell’s largest project on Earth, estimating at around 17 billion dollars.
Bayou Companies built the plant specifically to coat this pipe over 2 years ago at a cost of fourteen million dollars.
"Acadiana has prospered again economically as a result of Shell Oil’s tremendous investment in the Port of Iberia and its tremendous workforce," said Port of Iberia Executive Director Craig Romero.