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Petrochemical Industry Hurricane Temporary Housing

Loss Event: Hurricane

Project Overview: Following Hurricane Dorian, many residents in the Bahamas were left without homes and adequate shelter, including the employees of one of the largest petrochemical facilities in the Western Hemisphere. Cotton Logistics, in conjunction with Cotton Culinary, was tasked with setting up a temporary housing community with turnkey services that could fully support the health and safety of plant employees and their families while operations at the facility continued.

Cotton quickly coordinated the international deployment of assets and personnel to the Bahamas. Upon arrival, Cotton began installing lodging units, shower trailers, portable restrooms, laundry facilities, a dining tent, and mobile kitchens. A desalination and reverse osmosis system was set up to convert sea water from the harbor to over 5,000 gallons of potable water per day, in order to support plant operations and provide fresh water resources for employees and their families. In addition, the Cotton Team provided 24-hour on-site security and meals three times a day, totaling over 6,400 meals served throughout the duration of the project. 

Turnkey Services Provided:

  • Supported health and safety of plant employees and their families
  • Delivered and installed temporary housing units
  • Provided shower trailers, restrooms, laundry units, dining facility, and temporary kitchen facilities
  • Delivered freshwater daily
  • Set up a desalination and reverse osmosis system to purify sea water
  • Facilitated water testing
  • Provided medical support to employees
  • Installed light towers for the community
  • 24/7 on-site security
  • Prepared and served breakfast, lunch, and dinner to facility employees daily
  • Cotton Safety provided worker oversight & education sitewide
  • Monitored food safety daily
  • Maintained presence at crosswalks to ensure the safety of individuals during high traffic hours
  • 24-hour monitoring of weather that could impact the facility’s operations
  • Rapid demobilization of all assets once the assignment was complete

The Cotton Differentiator: 

  • ZERO accidents or injuries reported
  • Saved client MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in potential lost revenue
  • Allowed client to keep their DAILY OPERATIONS IN PLACE
  • Worked closely with organization’s INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS LIAISON
  • Over 400 MEALS were served daily