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.