Oil Spill Containment Company Coming to Theodore

Oil Spill Management Company Coming to Theodore

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THEODORE, Alabama -

Last week marked three years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill when crude poured into the gulf for 87 days.

Now there is a company is in place to mitigate those type of future accidents and they're moving to Mobile County.

"Marine Well Containment Company was formed following the ma condo incident and we have dedicated equipment trained organization and plans to respond to a deepwater well control incident," said Marty Massey, CEO of the Marine Well Containment Company.

The company is a contractor for major oil rig drillers. On Tuesday they announced they will build a new facility in Theodore.

Proximity is key the closer they are to an incident the faster their response.

"Our members and some companies that aren't members that join with us on a per well basis and we are confident our equipment would control that well if there was an incident," said Massey.

"I am a very strong proponent of drilling off shore, but we need to make sure that if any type of accident occurs again that we have a company like MWCC that can cap it and or take care of any oil spill there and this is what we need," said Governor Robert Bentley who was on hand for the announcement.

"The jobs are about a half a dozen of ongoing jobs and obviously if there was a response there would be significantly more jobs," said Massey.

The Marine Containment Company will now start construction on an 80 thousand square foot warehouse. They want to be up and running by the end of the year.

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