C-Innovation starts up subsea projects group

C-Innovation, an affiliate of the offshore vessel owner Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), has formed a turnkey subsea projects group.

C-Innovation said on Tuesday that the group would be capable of providing a complete solution to its global customer base without sourcing outside the Chouest family worldwide.

According to the company, the new group is based in ECO’s Houston office.

David Sheetz, manager of C-I’s subsea division, said: “This represents a significant milestone for C-I, and it helps solidify our reputation as a true turnkey provider of subsea services with the backing and support of the diverse family of companies within the ECO group.

“The vertical integration amongst the vast network of Chouest affiliate companies provides a fully integrated subsea solution for any complex project for our customers.”

The company added that C-I’s in-house project management team provides engineering support, procedure development and review, project execution, and final reporting requirements.

With access to ECO’s mission-specific vessels, the project provides greater flexibility in matching and scheduling of assets, delivering savings to the customer, C-I said.

The group of companies also includes Chouest’s various port facilities, a logistics company, tank cleaning services, shipyards, and dry-docks, located throughout the U.S. Gulf Coast and Brazil.

“C-I is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of subsea field engineering and design. This grouping of diverse services delivers enhanced savings to the customer and enables efficient cradle-to-grave control of projects in the current tight market,” added Sheetz.