ROV services provider M2 Subsea has formed an alliance with offshore vessel operator Harvey Gulf Marine International to provide subsea ROV services in the Gulf of Mexico.
M2 Subsea said that the alliance would see the company’s ROVs utilized on board Harvey Gulf’s DP2 survey support vessel, the Harvey Bronco.
The company added that the offshore supply ship would focus on the survey and inspection market and would be equipped with M2 Subsea’s 150HP Triton XLX34 ROV system.
The Triton is a heavy duty work class ROV which is rated to 3,000m depth and well suited for all aspects of subsea operations. The system is complete with a top-hat tether management system and equipped with a survey junction box and auxiliary hydraulics. The vehicle will be utilized for inspections and light intervention activities.
M² Subsea chief executive officer, Mike Arnold, said: “The Harvey Bronco is a significant milestone for us as we continue to build on our successful vessel opportunities in the US and further enhance our overall service provision.”
Harvey Gulf chairman and CEO, Shane Guidry, added: “This alliance complements our existing fleet of multi-purpose support and light construction vessels, enabling Harvey Gulf to offer a broader range of services and superior performance to all other Jones Act vessel operators in the Gulf of Mexico.”
According to M2 Subsea, the Harvey Bronco vessel would be ported at Harvey’s Gulf’s operation yard in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and available for immediate work. It is due to be deployed during August to conduct an underwater inspection of lieu of dry-docking (UWILD) project.