FEBRUARY 13, 2015 — New Orleans, LA, headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC has marked another milestone, receiving the first ABS Classification Certificate and the first USCG Certificate of Inspection for a vessel fueled by LNG.
Harvey Gulf's PSV Harvey Energy is the first LNG fueled vessel to enter service in North America and will immediately begin its long term charter role, based out of Port Fourchon, LA.
Today's history making milestone follows last week's developments when Harvey Gulf celebrated the first North Anmerican truck to vessel transfer of LNG and first vessel bunkering of LNG and when Harvey Energy became first U.S. flagged vessel to enter into port while being fueled by LNG.
The Harvey Energy, built at Gulf Coast Shipbuilding Group's Gulfport, MS, shipyard is based on the Vard Marine 1 311 design and is a 310 ft x 64 ft x 24.5 ft platform supply vessel powered by three Wärtsilä 6L34DF dual fuel gensets providing 7.5 MW of power and fueled by Wärtsilä's LNGPac system. The 5,150 dwt vessel is capable of carrying 253,000 USG of fuel oil, 18, 000 bbls of liquid mud, 1,600 bbls of methanol, 10,250 cu. ft of dry cement and 78,000 USG of LNG fuel.
Mr. Shane J. Guidry, Chairman and CEO of Harvey Gulf, commented, "The delivery of the Harvey Energy exemplifies Harvey Gulf's commitment to customers to deliver world class ships that set highest of standards for offshore support vessels in the Gulf of Mexico."