USA: InterMoor’s Morgan City Facility Achieves ISO 14001 Certification
InterMoor, an Acteon company, can now demonstrate that its facility in Morgan City, La., complies with environmental management legislation and continuously works to minimize the environmental impacts of its work. The facility was accredited in February to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management, which now sits alongside its ISO 9001 certification for quality management.
“Certification to ISO 14001 is simply good business,” said Chuck Fontenot, InterMoor quality manager. “Owing to the spotlight on our industry since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, our customers are asking us to demonstrate that we work in an environmentally responsible way. Implementing this certified environmental management system is evidence that InterMoor is meeting its customers’ requirements and being a good corporate citizen in local communities. This is just one of a number of factors that keeps InterMoor at the forefront of our sector.”
InterMoor’s facilities in the UK and Norway have been ISO 14001 certified since 2007 and 2009 respectively. InterMoor is now proceeding with its plans to become certified at its Port Fourchon facility by 31 December 2012.
The 24-acre Morgan City facility houses the offices of administrative, maintenance, operations and fabrication employees. Amenities include more than 30,000-sq-ft of fabrication space; mooring storage capabilities; a 12,000-sq-ft multi-purpose building for administrative and operations employees; a 7,500-wire doping area to inspect, protect and prepare wire rope for offshore jobs; and a state-of-the-art 20,000-sq-ft blasting and painting facility. Equipment includes a high-tech CNC cutting machine, mooring equipment; and a 300-ton crane to enhance docking services.
Subsea World News Staff , March 13, 2012; Image: InterMoor