Okeanus Expands US GOM Footprint in Response to Demand
Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC (Okeanus), an established provider of oceanographic rental equipment, turnkey survey systems, and engineered oceanographic equipment, today announced that it has expanded into an additional facility in Houma, LA adjacent to its existing rental and corporate headquarters. The new facility located at 245 Redmond Rd. will provide Okeanus with the room necessary for maintenance and storage of its rapidly growing fleet of oceanographic deck equipment and will also house a fleet of autonomous surface vessels (ASV’s) which Okeanus is making available to the global rental market.
With close proximity to the US GOM and its main point of operations, Port Fourchon, Okeanus is ideally positioned to support a range of hydrographic, geophysical, geotechnical, and environmental surveys. Okeanus’ rental pool has grown significantly since the company was founded in 2013, and the addition of the new facility is a clear sign that the company is equipped to respond to the increased demand in the GOM region.
Benton LeBlanc, Managing Director of Okeanus said, “When Okeanus was founded in 2013, we had four winches in our lease pool. Since then, we’ve made strategic capital investments across our business, and have grown our fleet of winches to over twenty. We have also tripled the amount of portable, deck-mounted A-Frames that we offer to the survey industry and have grown our fleet of underwater electronic systems as well. This new facility will not only help for us to support the growth of our existing offerings but will also serve as a hub for our autonomous surface vessel (ASV) fleet which we will be offering to the global rental market. We have always been committed to servicing our clients’ operations with fit for purpose equipment and solutions, and this new facility will allow for us to build on that.”