Oceaneering to expand Morgan City facility, employment
Offshore engineering provider Oceaneering International Inc. says it will spend $5 million to expand its Morgan City facility by 30,000 square feet and estimates the project will create 200 new jobs. Representatives from the Houston-based company were joined by Gov. Bobby Jindal today to announce the expansion. Of the new workers, 120 will be trained to produce remotely operated vehicles that can perform offshore petroleum tasks and inspections at up to two miles in depth. The other workers will support Oceaneering's other activities, including diving, rigging, inspection and administration. The company says hiring has started and will continue through 2012. The expansion will be completed in November, bringing the facility to 200,000 square feet. Oceaneering currently employs about 1,700 workers in the Morgan City area. Louisiana Economic Development says the project will also create in 407 indirect jobs. LED says it's assisting the company in screening, hiring and training the new employees via its FastStart program.
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