Harvey Gulf to install 10 more battery systems

Written by Nick Blenkey
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"Stay tuned” says Shane Guidry. “I have new ideas on the drawing board ...”

New Orleans headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine says that it will continue the transformation of its fleet ahead of other U.S. flag operators by committing to install 10 additional battery systems on its vessels.

Harvey will install four systems on its remaining dual-fuel LNG PSVs without battery systems (Harvey America, Harvey Liberty, Harvey Power and Harvey Freedom), converting them to “Tri Fuel” vessels, two systems on Harvey’s MPSV Harvey Subsea, making it the only MPSV in the Americas that is dual fuel and with electric battery power, and the remaining four batteries on three of Harvey’s 300 and 310’ PSV’s (Harvey Supporter, Harvey Hawk and Harvey Condor), with two systems being installed on one of those vessels.

Harvey Gulf claims the additional 10 battery systems will see it own and operate the largest fleet of combined dual and tri-fueled offshore service vessels in the world.

CEO of Harvey Gulf and QLNG, Shane Guidry, said: “Now that we have successfully completed sea-trials of the Harvey Energy, America’s first Tri Fueled vessel utilizing three fuel sources, diesel, LNG, and electric battery power, and with battery power being installed on the Harvey Champion, making her dual fueled, my team and I have made the decision to purchase 10 additional battery systems to be installed on our largest PSV’s and one of our newest MPSV’s.”

Guidry added, “This fleet of vessels will be crucial in assisting our clients’ efforts to achieve net carbon zero, and we will continue to listen to them and invest in technology that will assist with their goals.”

Harvey operates Platform Supply Vessels powered by both LNG and battery systems, a Hybrid Anchor Handling Tug for ship tendering service, America’s only LNG marine fueling dock, and will soon take delivery of America’s first Dynamic Position Class (1) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Articulated Tug and Barge bunkering vessel.

What’s next?

“Stay tuned” says Guidry. “I have new ideas on the drawing board and should be announcing more transformations to assist our customers with doing our part to achieve net carbon zero.”

“Stay tuned” says Guidry. “I have new ideas on the drawing board ,,,”

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