Marin, the international deepwater specialists, have officially opened a subsea support base in Belle Chase, Louisiana.
The objective is to give Marin clients greater support in the areas of international offshore, shallow and deepwater excavations, claycutting and route preparation. Clients can now also elect to have crews trained by Marin's specialist operations team.
The recent appointment of Frank Hazen, President of Marin Deepwater Operations, will ensure that Marin objectives and targets are met. Expanding overseas has been a primary focus over the last few months. Marin CEO George Stroud states: "The Gulf Coast represents an important market for supporting our Americas deepwater operations. Our new base shows our commitment to this region and will provide strategic and effective support for our customers.
"Our international headquarters has seen an increase in requests for equipment where clients opt for self use of tools. As a result we are now providing training in the use of our equipment to ensure the client can operate our tools effectively."
The facility covers a total of 6,800sq/ft with a workshop of 2,000sq/ft. Clients have access to a vast range of equipment and specialist operations team. The storage of the internationally owned equipment will significantly reduce timescales in tool turn around and in due course will see American nationals trained to support the US Energy sectors demand for hurricane hardening, top hole clearance and spud can remediation.
"We have built a strong footprint in the GOM region over the last few years and our new storage and maintenance facility ensures that we can serve the needs of our customers internationally," says Stroud CEO.