4WARD: Fabrication Focus


By: Mark Danos

Precision is an essential aspect of our work at Danos. To make the best use of our resources, we must continue sharpening the focus of our fabrication opportunities in 2017 and beyond. Our Amelia Integrated Services Complex (AISC) already stands as a showcase of our strong capabilities. Moving forward, we are carefully developing and implementing a strategy designed to take advantage of market and customer opportunities that best match the unique capabilities of the AISC.

One aspect of that focus and strategic direction is picking the right customers and executing flawlessly on the opportunities that they provide. Two of those right customers are Hess and MEGI. Due to the quality of work and ability to deliver on schedule, both have indicated that Danos will be their preferred fabricator for their Equatorial Guinea (EG) operations. A few recent projects are

  • Hess – we have had multiple recent projects ranging from 100 to 7000 man hours. We were also just awarded a 50’ x 60’ compressor deck (approx. $600k) with associated piping coming soon.
  • MEGI – we have completed almost $2MM worth of fab in the last year with more to come.

Another aspect of utilizing the unique capabilities of the AISC pertains to the port facility status that we acquired last year. This status allows us to dock both US and foreign flagged vessels at our facility. The average number of vessels in our port facility averages between 15 – 20 on any given day, generating significant revenue for Danos. To maintain this port status and take advantage of the vessel docking opportunities, we are subject to random, unannounced Coast Guard audits. We were recently subject to an audit and passed with no citations or negative findings. 

Mark Danos

Mark began his career at Danos in the Larose fabrication shop as a blaster / helper during his high school summers. After a long hiatus from Danos involving a stint at LSU to get his mechanical engineering degree, a year of mission work in Kenya, and 10 years with ExxonMobil doing project work around the world, Mark returned in 2013. Mark is an owner and executive responsible for project services.


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