Epic Alabama Shipyard Purchases BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard
Epic Alabama Shipyard LLC announced October 17 that it has purchased BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama LLC and all of its related shipyard facilities in Mobile, Ala. Epic will provide ship repair and maintenance services to its customers, utilizing the existing facilities and drydocks, including the Alabama Dry Dock, which is one of the largest in the Gulf of Mexico.
Epic is owned by Epic Companies LLC, a Houston, Texas-based global offshore construction and decommissioning company, which will service vessels from its own fleet in Mobile.
Epic is also exploring opportunities to fabricate offshore structures and newbuild barges/small vessels in Mobile. “Mobile is perfectly situated to support the maritime and energy sector, both in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean,” said Epic executive Rob Gilbert. Epic will work closely with the city of Mobile and the state of Alabama in developing a local workforce as its operations grow.
Epic Companies LLC provides support services to the offshore energy sector, including: diving, pipelaying, plugging and abandonment of wells, wireline and downhole well services, cutting, platform and pipeline decommissioning, and the construction of offshore structures, including LNG offshore terminals.