New Orleans headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine reports that, following a battery pack retrofit, the M/V Harvey Power, a 310-foot platform supply vessel, has been immediately put in service utilizing three fuel sources: liquefied natural gas, electric battery power, and ultra low sulfur diesel. Harvey Gulf says this makes the PSV the second tri-fueled vessel in the U.S. The Harvey Power will be primarily operated utilizing only LNG and battery power.
The company has three additional PSV’s being retrofitted with batteries to make them tri-fueled Conversion of the three vessels is expected to be completed by March 31, 2022, at which time Harvey Gulf will have a total of five tri-fueled vessels.
Harvey Gulf is the only company in the United States with tri-fueled vessels and says this puts it substantially ahead of its competitors in the race for emissions reduction and ESG sustainability.
The Harvey Power is also being outfitted with a real time emissions monitoring system that will allow the company to track its emissions in real time. The system will provide data showing reductions in emissions from utilization of LNG as single fuel source, as well as combined fuel sources using LNG and battery power and diesel and battery power.
Harvey Gulf will be able to compare that data with data on emissions when using diesel as a single fuel source and will concretely show its customers and investors the emissions savings that these vessels provide and the corresponding reduction of their respective carbon footprints. The company plans to install these monitoring systems on all five of its tri-fueled vessels.