Global Industries will significantly expand its capacity to meet operators' deepwater and reel pipe
lay needs in the Gulf of Mexico this December with the opening of its 625-acre offshore construction headquarters in Carlyss, La. Chosen because of its location along the 40 ft. (12.1 m) deep Calcasieu Ship Channel
- the site is capable of supporting Global's deepwater fleet - and includes a pipe assembly rack that measure more than half a mile long.
As a result of this new facility, Global closed both its Houma and Lafayette, La. facilities in late October to consolidate its offshore operations in Carlyss.