Louisiana business briefs
Harvey Gulf to build $400M marine LNG site at Fourchon
NEW ORLEANS — Harvey Gulf International Marine says it plans to spend $400 million to build and operate an offshore liquefied natural gas fueling site at Port Fourchon.
The company says it will be the nation’s first such facility.
Harvey Gulf says it will build two facilities, each able to store 270,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas and to transfer 500 gallons per minute. A news release says the first should be finished in February and the second shortly after that.
CEO Shane Guidry says CH-IV International of Houston is the project’s engineering, procurement and construction contractor.
Scott annexes site for commercial construction
SCOTT — The City Council has approved annexation of an 11.9-acre tract to be used for construction of a Pipeline Environmental Compression Industries facility.
Mayor Purvis Morrison said the move represents a growth opportunity for the Lafayette Parish city.
Morrison said the building alone could bring in $500,000 of tax revenue to the city from materials used in the construction and new jobs it creates.
Small business center cited
NEW ORLEANS — A small business center run by a consortium of Louisiana universities has been named the nation’s top small business center by the Small Business Administration.
The center is a project of Loyola University, Southern University at New Orleans, Xavier University and Delgado Community College.
The Excellence and Innovation Award cites the center for helping train more than 18,500 people for business over the past decade.
The center is directed by Carmen Sunda and is based at Loyola.