A new fabrication facility from an oil field services company in Amelia, Louisiana, may soon allow the company to expand its services and hire more workers. According to Houma Today, Danos has announced plans to open a fabrication yard in the city due to increased demand for its services.
The source said that the facility could be in operation by October and the company seeks to add 150 employees to run it. Danos’ current fabrication plant, in Larose, is set to stay open, focusing on smaller projects and clients in Port Fourchon. The new facility will be used for larger projects and, according to the company, will allow Danos to expand its testing and instrumentation, among other services. Work slated for the Larose facility may be shifted to Amelia as well, if the former plant is unable to keep up.
Larose’s plant is 14,000 square feet and employs 50 workers. Eric Danos, the company’s president, said that the Amelia fabrication yard will be significantly larger and more versatile.
The fabrication facility is about four times the size of our current facility, and its strategic location on Bayou Boeuf provides direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, allowing Danos to go from producing truckable projects of 40 tons or less, to projects of 500 tons or greater,” he told the source.
According to the Grow Louisiana Coalition, the oil and gas sector supported more than 64,000 direct jobs in the state in 2013.