Harvey Gulf International has taken delivery of Harvey Power, the second LNG-powered offshore support vessel operating in the United States.
The vessel, built by Gulf Coast Shipyard in Gulfport, Mississippi, has started its contract with Shell in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, where it will support the oil giant’s deepwater operations.
Harvey Power is second of six LNG-powered OSVs being constructed for Harvey Gulf International, with the first vessel being Harvey Energy, delivered in March. Harvey Energy works for Shell too.
Shane Guidry, Chairman and CEO of Harvey Gulf, said: “This is our second vessel capable of operating on LNG and is a testimony of Harvey Gulf’s commitment to its customers and the environment to provide the most affordable, innovative, environmentally-friendly technical solutions to meet their business demands. We are happy to announce that Harvey Power has begun its 5-year contract operating in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Both, Harvey Power and Harvey Energy, are dual-fueled, capable of operating on LNG or diesel fuel.
When operating on LNG the Harvey Power can operate in excess of 19 day in normal GOM rig supply mode between refueling. With 5,219 metric tons of deadweight, the vessel is capable of carrying 253,000 USG of fuel oil, 18,000 bbls of liquid mud, 1,600 bbls of methanol, 10,250 ft3 of dry cement and 73,000 USG of LNG fuel.