Lafayette-based EcoServ, a specialty cleaner for offshore energy companies, has invested about $12 million in a new multipurpose facility at Port Fourchon.
The new site features 1,600 feet of dockside space and employs close to 100 of the company’s 300 workers.
“Most of our core business is deepwater, so even with the oil downturn, the economy downturn, our core business is stable,” said David Lacoste, vice president of waste collection facilities at EcoServ. “It’s not as robust as it was, but it’s pretty stable.”
The company began construction a year ago, designing the project in two phases, he said. After the first phase, EcoServ decided to complete the project, anticipating that oil prices would recover, a process that should begin over the next six to nine months.