Business Briefs for Dec. 22

Physical therapy clinic opens on Harding

Greater Baton Rouge Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic has opened at 3676 Harding Blvd., Suites B and C, Baton Rouge.

The clinic provides physical and occupational therapy services for orthopedic and neurological problems; balance and fall prevention programs for geriatric and neurologically impaired individuals; pain management programs; a customized after care program; fitness and weight loss evaluation program; and wellness education with an emphasis on diabetes and hypertension, and the benefits of exercise.

Mooyah Burgers opens Siegen Lane restaurant

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes has opened at 6555 Siegen Lane, No. 6, Baton Rouge, the first location in the state for the chain.

The franchise restaurant is owned by Chuck and Denise Kerr, who expect to open additional locations.

Chuck Kerr, an Army veteran, formerly managed two Subway locations in Oklahoma.

Denise Kerr, a veteran of the Air Force and former base commander, was an elementary school arts teacher.

Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. The phone number is (225) 636-2645.

Mooyah was founded in 2007 and expects to have 65 restaurants by the end of the year.

Adriatic Marine orders offshore supply vessels

Adriatic Marine LLC in Raceland has a contract with Master Boat Builders Inc. of Mobile, Ala., for the construction of six 220-foot class DP-2 offshore supply vessels.

Construction starts in January, with delivery of the first vessel scheduled for the first quarter of 2015 and subsequent deliveries of the five other vessels every four months.

Adriatic Marine has five 200-foot and two 260-foot DP-2 vessels under construction at C&C Marine and Repair LLC, of Belle Chasse.

Adriatic is a marine transportation company providing offshore supply services in the Gulf of Mexico since 2007.

Methanex subsidiary chartering vessels

Waterfront Shipping Co. Ltd., a Methanex Corp. subsidiary, has signed a deal to charter as many as nine 55,000-ton vessels that can run on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel or gas oil.

The new ships will replace older vessels in Waterfront’s fleet and support increased demand from Methanex’s growth initiatives, which include moving two methanol plants from Chile to Geismar, the company said. Methanol is a sulfur-free fuel, which helps make it a promising alternative fuel for ships; environmental regulations are tightening, requiring shipping companies to use cleaner-burning fuels.

Six of the ships will be delivered in 2016. Waterfront Shipping also has an option for three more vessels.

Of the ships being built, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Westfal-Larsen & Co A/S and Marinvest/Skagerrak Invest will each own two, plus one optional vessel. The ships will be built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.

Omega Protein closing Cameron fish plant

Omega Protein Corp. is closing its menhaden fish processing plant in Cameron and consolidating some of its operations at Omega’s Abbeville facility.

The nutritional product company, which produces omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, said consolidating its two western Gulf of Mexico facilities into a single facility based in Abbeville would improve long-term operating and capital efficiencies.

Of the seven vessels that fished from Cameron in 2013, the company expects to reassign four to its other Gulf of Mexico operations in Abbeville and Moss Point, Miss.

The company expects the closure process at Cameron to begin immediately over the course of 12 to 24 months.

The company said it did not know how many or which employees will be rehired at other Omega Protein facilities. Those employees at the Cameron facility not offered positions will receive financial assistance and job placement help.

Bollinger Shipyards delivers cutter

Bollinger Shipyards Inc. has delivered an eighth Fast Response Cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Charles Sexton was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla., and will be stationed at Key West.

The 154-foot patrol craft is the eighth vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program.