Abbeville-based Acadian Contractors, an oil and gas fabricator serving the Gulf of Mexico for the past four decades, has won a major contract with Weatherford U.S. to build seven tanks for Marine Well Containment Company’s expanded containment system. Headquartered in Houston, MWCC is a not-for-profit, independent enterprise that provides well containment equipment and technology in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The terms and value of the contract were not disclosed.


MWCC's Expanded Containment System is being engineered for use in water depths up to 10,000 feet.

Acadian will be providing material, labor and equipment required to fabricate and paint the tanks that will be mobilized in the event of a deepwater well control incident in the Gulf of Mexico. According to MWCC’s website, the expanded containment system is being engineered for use in water depths up to 10,000 feet and has the capacity to contain up to 100,000 barrels of liquid per day (and handle up to 200 million standard cubic feet of gas per day). The system will include a subsea containment assembly, dedicated capture vessels and a dispersant injection system. Read more here.


Headquartered five miles south of Abbeville on the east bank of the Vermilion River, Acadian Contractors recently added an 11,500-square-foot climate-controlled blasting and painting facility.

Founded in 1972, Acadian Contractors is located five miles south of Abbeville on the east bank of the Vermilion River. Acadian’s main yard is equipped with 1,000 feet of bulkhead on two slips with more than 38,000 square feet of covered fabrication area. Acadian recently added an 11,500-square-foot climate-controlled blasting and painting facility.

Acadian also has offices in Houston and Grand Cane, La. For more information click here.

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