Gulf Island Delivers Petrochemical Modules for Ethylene Plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana

HOUSTON, May 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (“Gulf Island” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:GIFI), announced today that, through its Fabrication Division, it has delivered four modules representing 9,800 tons of fabricated steel and assembled components for an ethylene plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Gulf Island was awarded the project by CB&I’s Oil & Gas EPC group to assemble their highly selective SRT® cracking heater modules (one of three is shown in-transit below) and a secondary transfer-line exchanger module. The ethylene plant will be operated by a joint venture of Western Refining and Lotte Chemical group.

Petrochemical module in-transit
One of the three heater modules in-transit to Lake Charles facility.

Petrochemical module during assembly
Finishing touches for the secondary transfer-line exchanger module at Gulf Island's fabrication yard in Houma, Louisiana.

The Company’s project team worked closely with CB&I’s team to complete the modules on time and within budget. These modules were assembled in the Company’s Houma, Louisiana, fabrication yard and were loaded-out starting late last year with final delivery on April 24, 2018; then were transported via barge to their final installation site in Lake Charles.

This successful assembly, loadout and delivery of petrochemical plant modules for a land-based site is another example of the Company’s ability to fabricate a variety of products onshore and offshore. Beyond offshore oil and gas, the Company completed foundations for the first offshore wind power project in the United States in 2016 and continues to deliver complex fabricated products.

About Gulf Island:
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is a diversified steel fabrication and energy service company. The Company is a leading fabricator of complex steel structures, shipbuilder of a variety of marine vessels, and is leading the way for offshore wind power developments in the United States. Gulf Island also provides related installation, hookup, commissioning, repair and maintenance services with specialized crews and integrated project management capabilities for EPC projects. For more information, please visit our website at

Company information:
Kirk J. Meche
Chief Executive Officer

Investor Relations:
David S. Schorlemer
Chief Financial Officer

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