C&C Marine Expands Belle Chasse Shipyard

An aerial view of C&C Marine & Repair’s 80-plus-acre facility in Belle Chasse, La.
An aerial view of C&C Marine & Repair’s 80-plus-acre facility in Belle Chasse, La. (Photo courtesy of C&C Marine and Repair)

Belle Chasse, La.-based C&C Marine & Repair announced the expansion of its main shipyard on June 20. C&C has acquired another 1,000 linear feet of bulkhead to its existing yard, along with a 16,725-square-foot spooling shop equipped with two 20-ton overhead cranes.

C&C will now have 3,200 linear feet of continuous water frontage along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Canal) and over 470,000 square feet of area under roof. The company said that these additions complement its expanding facility, which sits on more than 80 acres and includes eight large fabrication bays, 24 overhead gantry cranes, four KAMAG transporters, and three drydocks.

The company’s latest expansion of its facility follows several completed and ongoing improvements to the shipyard. These projects include the completion of its new corporate office (WJ, March 26), the installation of new pilings to add 900 feet of mooring capability to its existing dock, and the nearly completed state-of-the-art, 83,350-square-foot climate-controlled, robotic blast and paint buildings.

Accelerating Growth

“For the past 20 years, C&C Marine & Repair has been continually growing, but over the past two years the growth has been accelerated,” said Tony Cibilich, owner. “It started with the acquisition and expansion into the old Bean Dredging yard and continues with this latest acquisition of a portion of the Versabar yard. All of these additions have made C&C Marine & Repair well positioned to maintain its role as a technological leader and innovator in the marine fabrication and repair industry.”