Harvey was here

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On August 17, 2017 a low pressure system east of the Caribbean Sea was upgraded to Tropical Storm Harvey. As the storm moved westward and changed structure several times, it managed to touch every one of Gulf Copper’s locations on the Gulf Coast. The track of Harvey had a peculiar route that passed over each […]

Texas Maritime Academy is searching for a new training ship

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I saw this article about Ann Marie Reigrut posted on LinkedIn by my friend and colleague Thomas Betancourt. It is also an article in the Maritime Executive publication. I also had a recent discussion with Colonel Mike Fossum, COO of Texas A&M at Galveston, about some mutual interests in Galveston between Gulf Copper and Manufacturing Inc. and […]

The MOPU Conversion Solution to Offshore Production Platforms

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This article was originally published on LinkedIn on March 21st, 2016. A Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) is a movable platform, or structure, that is used in offshore well production. Structures such as a jack-up drilling rig, semisubmersible drilling rig, or ship hulls, are often used for platforms. Related acronyms in the industry are FPSO, FPU, […]

About Gulf Copper

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Gulf Copper was founded in 1948, and developed into a successful pipe fabrication company with a reputation for top quality work installing copper piping on marine vessels. In 1979, the company was sold to Gulf Copper Group, and expanded its services into full topside ship repair with a machining division. Over the years, Gulf Copper […]