MWCC’s corporate headquarters and two equipment storage facilities are situated along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The locations of each of our three facilities were chosen to specifically support response efficiency.
MWCC’s corporate headquarters is located in Houston’s Energy Corridor. This location ensures MWCC is close to member companies and key contractors, which is essential for training and activation. In the event of an activation, MWCC has a purpose-built Response Center that will act as the base of response operations. The Response Center has state-of-the-art technology and flexible spaces to support optimal collaboration and seamless execution.
The central function of Responders at headquarters is to coordinate the deployment of the Containment System from our two shore bases on behalf of the Operator. The Deployment Team receives its instructions from Unified Command through our embedded Advisor Team.
SURF Shore Base
Located outside of Mobile, Alabama in Theodore, our SURF, or Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines as it is called in industry, Shore Base houses the underwater components of our extended flowback system. Additionally, the shore base is the storage location for MWCC’s dispersant supply and other supportive equipment, including a water column monitoring kit, wellhead straightening tool and interim collection equipment.
Our facility is co-located with CORE Industries, owner and operator of the Theodore Industrial Port – one of the largest privately held port facilities in the region. Access to this specific port is essential to MWCC’s operations as deployment of our equipment requires numerous large vessels. The Theodore Industrial Port has a channel depth of 40 feet and two docking facilities to increase deployment efficiency. Day to day operations at the SURF Shore Base focus on maintenance and deployment readiness. These activities are supported by MWCC staff in partnership with Technip FMC PLC, who operates a large subsea flowline spool base in the area and has extensive expertise in subsea equipment installation.
MCV Shore Base
Located outside Corpus Christi, Texas in Ingleside, our MCV Shore Base houses our full portfolio of capping stacks and the oil and gas processing equipment that is installed on top of our Modular Capture Vessels (MCV) used for extended flowback. This is the location where the build out of our flowback vessels, or MCVs takes place.
Our facility is co-located with Kiewit Offshore Services (KOS), fabricator of some of the world’s largest offshore drilling and production platforms. This location was selected based upon KOS’s technical and mechanical capabilities to manage the heavy and difficult lifts required to connect our oil processing facilities to our vessels, as well as load our capping stacks onto offshore supply boats for mobilization to the incident site. The KOS dock is long enough that we can dock our two vessels end to end for simultaneous loadout of equipment.
MWCC’s two Modular Capture Vessels (MCV), the Eagle Texas and Eagle Louisiana, provide regional shuttling services to transfer oil and petrochemical products to and from plants and facilities along the U.S. Gulf Coast and large international tankers for shipping overseas. While many oil tankers take jobs in geographies near and far to maximize the profitability of their operations, MWCC’s vessels are unique in that they are tied to operations within a defined distance so that we can get them into port for installation of their processing modules . Our response readiness is of top importance; ensuring our vessels are within close proximity at all times is essential to honoring our commitments.
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History & Structure
MWCC was founded as an independent, not for profit organization in 2010 as a result of industry collaboration…