PLS International

PLS International, a division of Port Blakely, supplies responsibly-sourced logs from the Pacific Northwest and the U.S. Southeast to destinations worldwide. PLS International purchases logs from Northern California to British Columbia on the west coast and throughout the U.S. Southeast for export to Japan, South Korea, China, and India. In April 2018 they hired Core industries to receive and load out southern yellow pine logs on a vessel bound for overseas market. Core constructed the plan in which they used a material handler to unload, tally and stockpile the logs and then load out the logs onto a vessel traveling to Nanao, Japan carrying 4783 tons of timber. Due to CORE’s experience in wood and exporting, Core was the perfect fit for this project.


Shell Offshore Inc.

Shell Offshore Inc. hired Core Fabrication in April 2018 to offload several surface and subsea components for the Stones FPSO project from a customer supplied vessel and place into storage near the dockside and into Core’s indoor storage facilities. Those components included a PD (Pancake Deck) shipped from Louisiana, subsea ALM (Artificial Lift Module), and a surface VFD (Variable Frequency Drive), and a BF-HPU (Barrier Fluid Hydraulic Power Units) shipped from Norway. After the offloading operation was completed, Core then performed assembly, welding, integration, NDE, coating, modifications, and lift testing of the equipment. The components weighed up to 330T.


Hornbeck Offshore

In March 2018, Hornbeck Offshore contracted Core Industries to assist and repair the heel pin area of their 250T knuckle boom crane on the HOS Warland. Two weeks after the Warland was complete, the HOS Woodland arrived for the same repairs. Core assisted in repairing and fixing the heel section of the vessels cranes. Core’s main role in this operation was using two of their own cranes, to lift the boom section of the vessels crane for 8 consecutive days while the repairs could be made. Hornbeck Offshore chose Core for this project due to the good relationship, dock capacity and heavy lift capacity Core provides.


SCB International

SCB International is a leader and innovator which has provided materials sourcing and solutions for over 30 years. SCB hired Core to offload 35,000 tons of copper slag, commonly known as “Black Beauty.” When the ship arrived at the port, the copper slag was directly offloaded by Core’s owned Piner Smag grabs (buckets) utilizing the ships cranes. The slag was discharged into hoppers, loaded into trucks and delivered to Mobile Abrasives Inc. Core provided all the necessary facilities, personnel and equipment to discharge the copper slag efficiently and economically. Once again proving Core’s ability to be a complete solutions provider to its customers.


Hess Corporation- Offloading and Storage of TSBs

In June 2017 Hess Corporation, a leading oil and gas producer, contracted Core Industries, to offload 12 TSBs (Tendon Support Buoys) arriving from the Stampede TLP project at Core’s Theodore, AL deep water port facilities for long term storage, preservation and maintenance. A 660T crane was used to offload the TSBs from the barge. Core then used SPMTs (Self-Propelled Modular Transporters) to transport the TSBs from the dock to long term storage. Each TSB is 53’6” in height, 30’8” in diameter, and 134T in weight. With Core’s experienced operations and project management personnel, heavy lift capabilities and storage facilities, the project was completed successfully.


Heerema Aegir- March 2017

Heerema Marine Contractors’ (HMC) Aegir, is a deep water vessel that made its first port call in the U.S. on its maiden voyage from the Netherlands to CORE Industries private port facility, Theodore Industrial Port, in March 2014. The Aegir returned in March 2017 when HMC commissioned CORE industries for several facility services. Those services included a detailed painting scope, several crane lifts, yard and facility shore base services, and long term storage. CORE provided all the necessary means to get the project finished successfully.

The Aegir returned in August 2017 to begin load out of the items that were previously left on site in CORE industries long term storage facility.


Technip PDVSA Reel Load Out

Technip, who is a global leader in the oil and gas industry, hired CORE to load out 5 reels and many other items to an ocean going barge - San Miguel in July 2016 - August 2016. Due to Technip’s long term relationship and proximity to CORE industries, on July 18, 2016, CORE began working in conjunction with Technip and assisting them with multiple job testing equipment pieces for load out. Once the items had been tested, the inland barge had been discharged and the ocean going barge arrived, CORE began the load out and preparation for the barge going to Venezuela. CORE loaded 5 reels along with multiple other items onto the barge. The reels weighed approximately 117.35 tons, 108.85 tons, 136.9 tons, 158.7, and 150.05 tons.

CORE provided the necessary manpower and shore side services to assist in the successful work. CORE also provided welders, cranes, riggers, day and night shifts and other services. Work continued until August 5, 2016 when the offshore barge sailed to Trinidad.