Epic Alabama Shipyard has acquired BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama and all of its associated shipyard facilities in Mobile, Alabama, US.

Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.

Epic offers ship repair and maintenance services to its customers through existing facilities, including the Alabama Dry Dock.

Epic is owned by Texas-based Epic Companies, which is an offshore construction and decommissioning company. It will service vessels from its own fleet in Mobile.

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The firm is currently exploring opportunities to fabricate offshore structures and newbuild barges in Mobile.

Epic executive Rob Gilbert said: “Mobile is perfectly situated to support the maritime and energy sector, both in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean.”

Epic will work closely with Mobile City officials to expand its local workforce as its operations grow.

“Mobile is perfectly situated to support the maritime and energy sector, both in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the Caribbean.”

Epic Companies offers support services to the offshore energy sector, including diving, pipelaying, and plugging and abandonment of wells.

The company also provides wireline and downhole well services, cutting, platform and pipeline decommissioning, in addition to the construction of offshore structures such as LNG offshore terminals.

In July, EPIC Companies announced that its two heavy-lift derrick barges have successfully mobilised for the 2018 Decommissioning Campaign.

Epic Hedron weighs 1,760 short tonnes, while Epic Arapaho weighs 800 short tonnes. They were mobilised to carry out a variety of works such as platform removals, equipment lifts, well/caisson removals, and downed vessel recovery.

In June, EPIC Companies’ Diving and Marine Division secured a substantial pipeline construction project contract in the Gulf of Mexico.