New Orleans headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine reports that on July 28, 2011, its Board of Directors approved the construction of the first United States flagged LNG-fueled offshore supply vessels. Harvey Gulf International Marine’s Chairman & CEO Shane J. Guidry stated that this is another example of Harvey Gulf’s commitment to meet its clients future needs. Mr. Guidry said that a contract will be awarded to a U.S. shipyard on or before August 28, 2011. He said that, with the stringent Governmental demands for both reduced emissions and clean burning energy use, Harvey Gulf has decided to make a capital investment of $100 million for two vessels.
The SV310DF vessels, designed by STX Marine Inc., will be dual-fuel with LNG capacity for seven days with three engines at full RPM.
The vessels will carry 5,520 tons of deadweight at load line and have a transit speed of 13 knots.
STX Marine Inc., with offices located in Vancouver, British Columbia and Houston, Texas, is a consulting naval architecture and marine engineering company established in 1983 and is a leading designer of offshore support vessels for the North American and international markets.
August 5, 2011