U.S. offshore vessel owner Harvey Gulf has expanded its offshore supply vessel fleet with another LNG-powered vessel.
The M/V Harvey Freedom, built at Gulf Coast Shipyard Group in Gulfport, MS is 310’ x 64’ x 24.5’, U.S. Flagged Subchapter I and L, SOLAS compliant and capable of carrying 253,000 USG of Fuel Oil, 18,000 Bbls of Liquid Mud, 1,600 Bbls of Methanol, 10,250ft3 of Dry Cement and 78,000 USG of LNG fuel.
In addition to being powered by cleaner burning natural gas, the vessel is “ENVIRO+, Green Passport” certified by ABS, making it, and its sister ships, the most environmental friendly OSVs in the Gulf of Mexico, Harvey Gulf said.
The Harvey Freedom will be based out of Port Fourchon, Louisiana and will immediately begin a five-year charter with a major oil and gas company, Harvey Gulf said, without revealing the name of the oil company.
Worth noting, Harvey Gulf’s three other LNG-fuelled offshore vessels have been chartered by Shell for support operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Shane Guidry, Chairman and CEO of Harvey Gulf, commented “The delivery of the Harvey Freedom and commencement of her five-year charter shows Harvey Gulf’s continued commitment to the environment and the success of LNG power in our industry.”