Houma-based Crosby Energy Services has completed a lease agreement with the Port of Iberia for a fabrication facility.
The Hellenic Shipping News said Crosby will rent 15 acres and a more than 30,000-square-foot facility at the port.
Port Executive Director Craig Romero said the company is expected to create 50 jobs within the first six months, eventually reaching 70.
The company will fabricate ASME-coded pressure vessels at the port and then ship them to operations in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, West Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, according to The Daily Iberian.
Port officials were excited about Crosby’s plans and two other companies recently signing leases to rent space there, according to the Daily Iberian.
“I would just like to tell you, we don’t look at Crosby as just another tenant at the Port of Iberia,” Commissioner Danny J. David Sr. said after the lease approval motion passed unanimously on Sept. 20. “We really are excited about y’all coming here, and we hope to have a long relationship.”
With the two other companies signing leases, Romero said nearly 200 jobs will be added at the port over the next two years or so.
Houston-based Caliche New Iberia plans to build an intermodal loading and unloading facility on 50 acres at the port as part of a $130 million infrastructure project that includes adding rail spurs and slips.
Port Aggregates plans to crush concrete on the site, running over 150 concrete trucks in and out of the port, and barging in limestone, Romero said.