New Orleans, La., headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine has completed the installation of a Wärtsilä battery-power system on the PSV Harvey Energy. The PSV was already a dual-fuel vessel capable of fully operating on LNG or diesel fuel. With the addition of the battery system, Harvey became the first—and, thus far, only—company in America to own and operate a tri-fuel vessel.
At the same time, Harvey commenced operations at its new diesel bunkering facility in Port Fourchon, La., pairing it with its LNG bunkering operations there.
Harvey will also complete installation of a GE battery-power system on the PSV Harvey Champion in September.
The battery installations add to the clean energy credentials of Harvey Gulf CEO, and Q-LNG Transport owner, Shane Guidry.
Guidry’s firsts include, first U.S. flagged dual fuel platform supply vessels, first LNG vessel bunkering facility, first LNG ATB bunkering vessel, and, now, the first “tri-fuel” platform supply vessel operating on diesel, LNG, and batteries.
“While I’ve delivered some of the most complicated alternative fuel technology to the market in many different ways, it is my clients and investors who have driven these decisions. I’m a listener and, better than most, can read between the lines,” says Guidry. “I was able to hear the calling from my clients and investors as to what their future wants and needs would be. So, I put my team together, and we reacted. Today, we provide more LNG uses and services than any company in America, and we’re both thankful and proud of it.”