Edison Chouest Offshore's LaShip shipyard project in the Port of Terrebonne, Louisiana, is moving forward.The port commission has now posted an RFP for the yard's 320 ft dry dock on the Central Auction website. You can access it HERE.
The bid opening for the LaShip Dry Dock project is scheduled for March 30, 2011 and will be held at 10:00 A.M. at the Terrebonne Parish Government Tower 2nd Floor Council Meeting Room. The Notice to Contractors is being advertised in the Houma Courier and the Baton Rouge Advocate on February 16, 2011, February 23, 2011, March 2, 2011 and March 9, 2011. A Pre-Bid Meeting Is scheduled for March 22, 2011 and will be held at 10:00 A.M. at the Terrebonne Parish Government Tower 2nd Floor Conference Room. The pre-bid meeting is not mandatory but attendance is highly recommended.
According to a story by Katherine Schmidt in the Daily Comet, once started the project is expected to take a year to complete.Meantime, says the Daily Comet, work on the superstructure for a $150 million arctic supply vessel for Shell is ongoing at LaShip, and the hull is under construction at Chouest's North American Shipbuilding in Larose. In a few months, the hull will be floated down the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to Houma, where the two pieces will be assembled. New construction at the yard will follow.
The LaShip project was announced in 2006. The original completion date was projected to be in 2009, but has been pushed back several times.
February 20, 2011