Port Fourchon Continues to Grow as Demonstrated by Latest Bulkhead Expansion

Photo of NE Slip C 1671LF Bulkhead Project

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission recently added more bulkhead as part of an expansion project in the port.

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is proud to announce the completion of the NE Slip C 1671 Linear Feet Bulkhead Project, which adds nearly a 1/3-mile of additional waterfront property for prospective tenants to operate from.

The cost of the bulkhead project was more than $11 million, with better than $9.2 million of this coming via the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Developments Port Priority Program. GLPC provided the additional funding totaling roughly $850,000.

When combined with nearly $1 million spent on dredging work performed for Slip C, this expansion represents a capital investment right at $12,078,844.

A substantial portion of the costs associated with the dredging was also provided thanks to the Port Priority Program, which is a grant that covers ninety percent of construction costs for projects selected for the yearly program.

Picciola & Associates performed the design and engineering on both the bulkhead and dredge work, while Crosby Dredging was the contractor for the bulkhead project. Magnolia Dredge & Dock led the way on the actual sweep dredging of this bulkhead project in Slip C.

“This project from start to finish demonstrates further our commissioner’s commitment to providing our customers in the Deepwater Offshore Energy Production sector with additional resources in the realm of potential future tenants who are already eyeing available lease space this project affords them,” GLPC Port Director Chett Chiasson said.

With this newest expansion, Fourchon now has more than 75,000 linear feet of bulkhead at its port.

According to Chiasson, the port continues to expand, primarily because of future projects on the books for companies such as Shell, Chevron, and BP.

“When your tenants provide services and support to more than 90 percent of deepwater offshore energy production out there, the need for more areas for expansion never ceases,” Chiasson said. “We are also blessed to have tenants that excel at what they do and continue to make a good name for themselves because of the superior services they provide.”

To learn more about Port Fourchon, visit portfourchon.com or any of its social media pages that are only a few clicks away.

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