Edison Chouest in Gulf of Mexico alliance with BP

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), a provider of marine transportation solutions, has entered into a 30-month alliance agreement with BP.

According to Edison Chouest’s statement on Monday, BP is the largest energy investor in deepwater Gulf of Mexico over the past decade and Edison has been in a business alliance with the oil major for over eight years.

The new alliance will continue to include Chouest affiliates ECO (vessel services), C-Port (multi-service terminal facilities in Louisiana’s Port Fourchon) and C-Logistics (logistics coordination, expediting and tracking cargo movement).

ECO President and CEO, Gary Chouest, said: “We will continue to work with BP to uphold the superior standard of service and safety culture that both companies have adopted, and is second to none in our industry.”

Items in the alliance agreement include a three-year extension for utilization of BP’s Gulf of Mexico Preservation and Maintenance facility, designed and built by Chouest, and located at the intersection of Hwy. 90 and LA 311, just northwest of Houma, LA.

Additionally, the vessel alliance includes a new purpose-built platform supply vessel specifically designed for delivery of supplies to BP’s Gulf of Mexico production platforms. The vessel is currently under construction at Chouest’s Houma shipyard, LaShip, and scheduled for delivery within the next several months, the company said.

The Chouest family of companies includes terminal facilities at Port Fourchon.