Morrision acquisition doubles size of pipelay fleet

Louisiana based energy services company Chet Morrison Contractors (Morrison) has acquired two pipelay/construction barges and a saturation diving system.

The pipelay barges acquired are the LB Super Chief and DLB Subsea Vision, doubling the size of the company’s pipelay fleet.

The saturation diving system will be installed on dived support vessel  Joanne Morrison which operates in the Gulf of Mexico.

Chet Morrison, chief executive officer of Marrison, commented: “We are excited about this strategic acquisition as it will significantly enhance our capabilities for greater pipe size and water depth operations; globally broaden our service offerings to our clients; and offer employment opportunities for many mariners, divers and other craftsmen. This coupled with our ongoing upgrades to our existing fleet demonstrates the commitment to our clients, employees and the overall industry, reinforcing MORRISON as the trusted subsea infrastructure solution.”

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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