Peterson to take part in new Gulf of Mexico port development

Peterson, an energy logistics provider, has signed a teaming partnership agreement with Port Cameron LLC to develop a new, deepwater oil & gas port and supply base facility in the Gulf of Mexico.

Peterson informed on Thursday it will provide logistics consultancy services to support the planning and initial development of Port Cameron, a 500-acre deepwater staging port situated in Cameron, Louisiana, serving the Gulf of Mexico.

Under the agreement, Peterson will have the option to lease up to 1.2 million square feet of space in Port Cameron Logistic Center and will also serve as port manager. In this role, Peterson will provide operational support and port management, including supporting Port Cameron with strategic development.

Erwin Kooij, CEO, Peterson Offshore Group commented: “This agreement demonstrates Peterson’s commitment to working with key partners to extend our operations in the region and we look forward to supporting Port Cameron to develop a state-of-the-art port to serve industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

“As well as international best practice, we bring a solid understanding of processes and systems to optimize port and supply base operations; essential at a time when the industry is looking to improve efficiency and reduce costs.”

Bud Viator, Chairman of Port Cameron Executive Committee, added: “We are very excited about this new partnership and believe it will be mutually beneficial to both parties. Peterson’s knowledge of integrated logistics services for the energy industry will lend itself to Port Cameron establishing itself as a premiere shore based intermodal port.”

Ted Falgout, Executive Director for Port Cameron, explained: “Port Cameron presents energy operators and service companies in the Gulf with a tremendous opportunity to position their business in a premier deepwater oil and gas port, centrally located to conveniently serve offshore installations in the region.”

According to Peterson, upon completion, Port Cameron will be the largest private energy services facility on the Gulf Coast, with more than 21,000 linear feet of bulkhead lots on dredged slips of 500-feet and 700-feet wide and dredged depths of 33 feet.

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