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    Big boost for Chouest shipyard

    Yard News // March 23, 2009

    Local news servies report that the paperwork required to start building a multi-million Dollar shipyard in Terrebonne Parish in the US was completed last week, nearly a year after officials broke ground on the promised project.

    The shipyard is called LaShip, an Edison Chouest Offshore project at the Port of Terrebonne that could provide hundreds of jobs.

    Construction meetings on the project's first phase - a US$20.5 million endeavour - could start this week, said Larry Picciola, an architect with the Angelette-Picciola engineering firm.

    The Port Commission plans to begin advertising shortly for the project's second phase - a 400ft by 160ft dry dock that will cost about US$24.

    Designed so it can build and repair vessels such as oil-service ships, the Terrebonne shipyard will be Edison Chouest's largest and represents an overall investment of at least US$100 million.

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