Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) affiliate C-Innovation, LLC (C-I) has formed a turnkey subsea projects group. Capable of providing a complete solution to its global customer base without sourcing outside the Chouest family worldwide, the new group is based in ECO’s Houston office, at the heart of the energy corridor.
David Sheetz, manager of C-I’s Subsea Division, said, “This represents a significant milestone for C-I, and it helps solidify our reputation as a true turnkey provider of subsea services with the backing and support of the diverse family of companies within the ECO group. The vertical integration amongst the vast network of Chouest affiliate companies provides a fully integrated subsea solution for any complex project for our customers.”
C-I said its in-house project management team provides engineering support, procedure development and review, project execution and final reporting requirements. With access to ECO’s inventory of mission-specific vessels, it provides greater flexibility in matching and scheduling of assets, delivering savings to the customer. The group of companies also includes Chouest’s various port facilities, a logistics company, tank cleaning services, shipyards and dry-docks, located throughout the U.S. Gulf Coast and Brazil. With corporate headquarters in Mandeville, La., C-I’s advanced ROV capabilities provide a broad spectrum of support to subsea construction projects, as well as drilling, intervention, maintenance and heavy lift assignments.
“C-I is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of subsea field engineering and design,” Sheetz said. “We know how to get components to the seafloor and lay them out logically and efficiently to achieve the greatest result for our customers. This grouping of diverse services delivers enhanced savings to the customer and enables efficient cradle-to-grave control of projects in the current tight market.”