Marine Services in Plaquemine, Louisiana  

Located at 1070 River Road in Plaquemine, LA, just south of Baton Rouge, the VLS Plaquemine Point marine services facility provides full-service barge cleaning and repair along the Mississippi River. With 24 hours per day service to meet your barge cleaning and repair needs, VLS Plaquemine Point provides access to a dependable and established marine repair service provider in this strategic location helps maintain your long-term operational efficiencies and safety objectives.

Our Plaquemine Point facility is easily accessible, allowing your vessels to dock for care whenever they need prompt attention. We offer services ranging from vapor control to topside repairs to inspections to meet your operation’s unique needs. VLS Environmental Solutions is one of the most recognized names in the marine industry, providing superior and sustainable services across the country.

Services We Offer

With some of the region’s most advanced equipment and modern technology, VLS Plaquemine Point provides an extensive range of marine services for vessels of all sizes. Several of the areas we specialize in include:

  • Marine vapor control: Flammable liquids with vapor pressures over 0.5 PSI can emit volatile organic compounds (VOC) that require cleaning. Our marine vapor control unit can effectively and safely destroy these potentially harmful vapors found during the hydrocarbon loading process.
  • Minor topside repairs: VLS offers various spot services for smaller vessels with repair issues. We have the most modern tools at our state-of-the-art facility to tackle issues upwards from the hull above the waterline. Examples include painting, steel repair, crane service, and preventive maintenance.
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG) inspections: We perform regular USCG inspections to provide annual certification. USCG inspections have 15 vessel safety checkpoints, from pollution prevention and hull inspection to electrical and lifesaving systems.

LDEQ Cleaning

The Louisiana Department of Environment Quality (LDEQ) strives to serve citizens through comprehensive environmental protection. These measures promote the health, safety, and welfare of Louisiana residents. The VLS Sunshine facility offers cleaning services that conform to all LDEQ requirements and regulations.

Permitted Product Cargo Cleaning

Vessels carrying specific types of contaminating or hazardous cargos require thorough cleaning before the next trip out to sea. The VLS team can perform cleaning for the following:

  • Non-vapor control cargos: Materials in this category include LCO, lube oils, diesel, soybean oil, naphtha, glycol, caustic, olefins, kerosene, acids, jet fuels, and UREA.
  • Vapor control cargos: Several examples of vapor control cargos are benzenes, gasoline, hydrocarbons, styrene, ethanol, aviation gas, and methanol.
  • Chlorinated solvents: Chlorinated solvents include chlorine, chloroform, methyl chloroform, dichloromethane, ethylene dichloride and perchloroethylene.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At VLS, we provide the resources your organization needs to implement sustainable practices into your operation. Our team has the skills and training required to handle industrial cleaning and gas removal, comply with regulations and provide a safe environment for citizens throughout the area. These sustainability practices keep your marine fleet operating efficiently while helping you make the most of your assets.

Connect With the VLS Team in Plaquemine Point Today

Since 2007, VLS has been helping shipowners keep their vessels in peak condition while meeting all necessary local and federal regulations. Our team is committed to providing the most sustainable marine solutions while meeting your operation’s unique needs. Contact us online today to find out more.