Since the STURGIS arrived in Port last month, the team has been very busy at the Malin International Shipyard. The project team has hired all local staff and the team has completed all required training. Additionally, work is underway to provide for safe access to the STURGIS. This includes establishment of site security and project site offices. Environmental monitoring has been ongoing since her arrival in Port, as well.
We provided a tour of the STURGIS to local and state representatives this morning and will continue to keep them informed about how we are progressing.
Additionally, beginning this afternoon, we have begun our training with the local Galveston Emergency Response services, to include, Galveston County Fire Department, Galveston County Ambulance Authority, Galveston Police Department, Galveston County Sheriff’s Department, Port of Galveston Police Department, UTMB, and Customs and Border Protection. This training will continue for the next two days.
The team has worked with the Port of Galveston and the US Coast Guard with respect to hurricane planning. We anticipate approval of our Hurricane Plan within the week. The recent heavy rains in the Texas area have had minimal impact on our project site.
The site continues to develop the onsite infrastructure to support the full decommissioning efforts which we still anticipate to start in July.
Click here to read the April 30, 2015 project update.