HOUSTON – Gulf Copper has significantly enhanced its global fabrication capabilities with the official opening of a new facility at its Galveston, Texas location. The $4.35 million, 14,000 square foot expansion project was made possible through collaborative funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Gulf Copper and the Port of Galveston.
“Gulf Copper’s Galveston location features one of the largest dry docks on the U.S. Gulf Coast,” stated Jonathan Hale, Gulf Copper Vice President. “Our Galveston fabrication facility sustained serious damage in 2008 from Hurricane Ike. The opening of the new fabrication facility greatly enhances our ability to provide complete repair, conversion, maintenance and emergency services for offshore rigs and marine vessels, plus a wide range of fabricated products.”
Gulf Copper has provided fabrication services since 1948. The new Galveston facility includes state-of-the-art plate rolling, cutting and welding systems for fabricating high-pressure vessels and piping, along with critical structural steel weldments. From TLP tendon hang-off structures to BOP support frames, suction piles, PLEMs and PLETs, Gulf Copper is now fully equipped to offer a complete range of fabricated products.