RBG Builds Service Center for Expanding GOM Ops

RBG expanded its Gulf of Mexico (GOM) operations with the opening of a new service center in Lafayette.

RBG has been operating in the region since 1999 and the move comes after the company outgrew its previous facility, also located in Lafayette. The new base will increase capacity, efficiency and cost-effectiveness for clients, while supporting RBG's continued growth in coating and cleaning services to offshore and onshore clients in the region.

The 18,000 square foot site, which houses indoor storage, training and administrative facilities, will offer RBG's full range of Fabric Maintenance services including blasting and coatings, specialist cleaning, insulation and scaffolding.

RBG's Operations Manager, Marlin Lester, who is heads up the Lafayette operations, said, "We are very excited about the move to the new facility. With the expansion of our business and investment in new equipment, we had outgrown our previous premises and now have ample space to further grow and improve our operations. The new facility will also allow for enhanced training of our teams supporting platforms and onshore plants, ensuring they continue to lead the industry in safe and efficient fabric maintenance operations.

"The GOM region offers continuous growth opportunities and new challenges with deepwater developments on the rise. Combined with a large number of existing shallow water assets, it shows the area is key to RBG's continued growth in North America. The new facility will also allow us to bring in a range of new services currently offered by our North Sea headquarters."