Future SURF Shorebase Receives First Shipment of Subsea Materials

Theodore Industrial Port and Technip USA received the first shipment of material to be stored at the future site of Marine Well Containment Company’s SURF Shorebase. In total 20,000 plus feet of riser pipe and 7- 40 foot containers were delivered to the storage and warehouse site. This delivery marks the first receiving of equipment and material, since the announcement of the shorebase in April.

The addition of the SURF shorebase will allow MWCC to achieve its mission to be continuously ready to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. MWCC has worked hard to engineer equipment designed to further improve capabilities to contain a potential deepwater well control incident. The expanded containment system that will be stored at Theodore Industrial Port is designed to be flexible, and ready to begin mobilization upon an event.


TIP Excels in Port of Operations Work for Subsea 7

Theodore Industrial Port assisted in port of operations work during the month of May for the BP Thunder Horse Project. With the help of our heavy lift crane, a 239.5 ton reel was brought out of temporary storage, and loaded out to vessel to be put into production.

Subsea 7’s vessel, Skandi Neptune, departed our facility to return to the project location in the Mississippi Canyon Blocks. Subsea 7 installed the original Thunder Horse umbilicals, control distribution systems, flowline jumpers and flying leads in 2005.

Theodore Industrial Port continues to strive in excelling in all of the services delivered to the Oil Field and Pipeline Industries. Our superior service, proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, and true understanding of the industry allow us to provide a professional, competitive and strategic logistical advantage to our clients.


Governor Bentley Attends SURF Shorebase Announcement Event

At the announcement of the SURF shorebase on April 23rd at Theodore Industrial Port, Governor Robert Bentley was in attendance to make remarks and show support for the new facility coming to Mobile and the Theodore Industrial Port site. In front of a crowd of 100, Governor Bentley noted the importance of offshore drilling, but also the significance of the ability to respond quickly in the event of a deepwater well control incident.

Visitors of the event included many local, and state officials, as well as key employees from MWCC, Technip USA, ASCO, and Theodore Industrial Port. Attendees were able to hear from the Governor, as well as spokespeople from all 4 companies involved in the project. A site tour was given after the press conference, allowing all in attendance to understand the impact of the SURF shorebase, the equipment that will be used in the containment system, and the effectiveness that the Theodore Industrial Port location will provide.


MWCC SURF Shorebase Coming to Theodore Industrial Port

Marine Well Containment Company announced that Theodore Industrial Port in Mobile, Alabama,  has been selected as the shorebase location to house the company’s subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) equipment. With the help of Technip USA and ASCO, all of the equipment will be stored, maintained and tested at the Theodore Industrial Port site. With the addition of this SURF site, MWCC advances their well containment technology and capabilities.

The addition of the SURF shorebase will allow MWCC to achieve its mission to be continuously ready to respond to a deepwater well control incident in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company will soon be transporting all of its SURF equipment to the Theodore Industrial Port site where it will be properly stored and maintained at all times. MWCC has worked hard to engineer equipment designed to further improve capabilities to contain a potential deepwater well control incident. The expanded containment system that will be stored at Theodore Industrial Port is designed to be flexible, and ready to begin mobilization upon an event.

The location of the SURF shorebase at Theodore Industrial Port provides ideal proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, 40 ft. water depth for larger installation vessels, and the manpower to execute service required on the SURF equipment. Should a well control incident occur, Theodore Industrial Port will help ensure that the support is in place to respond safely and effectively.


TIP Unloads Scrap Material for Global Leader in Advanced Materials

Theodore Industrial Port unloaded scrap material for a global leader in advanced materials this month. Over 9,000 tons of ferrochrome and 6,000 tons of stainless steel scrap material were stockpiled and loaded out to truck for delivery.

This project marks another service that Theodore Industrial Port has continued to excel in. With years of previous experience in material handling and storage, Theodore Industrial Port can help shape the perfect solution for any customer. Contact us today with more questions, or visit our photo gallery to see us in action.