U.S.-based marine transportation company Harvey Gulf has opened an office in Georgetown, Guyana.
The company has this week established a subsidiary named Guyana Offshore Vessel Service Incorporated. The company is targeting 100 percent Guyanese recruitment.
Harvey Gulf International Marine CEO Shane Guidry, president of the American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana Zulfikar Ally, petroleum geologist at the Department of Energy Marissa Foster, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, and the Mayor of Georgetown Ubraj Narine were among those in attendance at the opening ceremony.
Shane Guidry said that the initiative began four months ago when the company started to explore global expansion.
The company signaled its intention to have local staff trained in its United States facility.
Guyana energy department’s petroleum geologist Foster said that embedding new recruits in existing facilities was beneficial to not just learn the job but to experience the standard of work and level of safety required in the industry.
AMCHAM president Ally noted that the company’s presence in Guyana would lift industry standards in the oil and marine sectors.
As for Harvey Gulf, so far mostly focused on U.S. Gulf of Mexico, has recently expanded its range to include Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.
The company owns and operates fast supply and utility vessels, offshore supply vessels, and multi-purpose vessels that specialize in deep-water and ultra-deep-water operations.
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