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  • 2015 November 5 17:23

    Second LNG-powered OSV chartered from Hurvey Gulf takes to the water in the Gulf of Mexico

    The new LNG-powered Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) "Harvey Power", chartered from specialist company Harvey Gulf International Marine. This is the second in the region OSV (along with "Harvey Energy") that will run on both Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and diesel fuels, Shell said in a press release.

    The ‘Harvey Power’ will run on 99% LNG fuel. In addition to using LNG as a fuel, the OSV will also use high efficient Gadinia 40 as its engine oil. It will load from Harvey Gulf’s LNG bunkering facility currently under construction at their terminal at Port Fourchon, Louisiana’s southernmost port, with more than 600 oil and gas drilling rigs and platforms located within a 40-mile radius. From there the ‘Harvey Power’ will go to Shell’s platforms, such as the new Olympus production platform, bringing equipment and drilling fluids.

    Both the Harvey Energy and Harvey Power vessels will meet the stringent requirements of the ABS “ENVIRO+, Green Passport” notation, making them the most environmentally friendly Offshore Supply Vessels in Gulf of Mexico.

    “I’m pleased to see the second vessel now operating in North America, said Christian Buelow, Shell’s General Manager Downstream LNG Americas. “I’m delighted to be working with Harvey Gulf on this pioneering project and Shell is proud to be leading in the development of LNG fuel in shipping.”

    Harvey Gulf International Marine’s CEO and Chairman, Shane Guidry, noted, “Harvey Gulf is excited to share these historical maritime events with Shell.  The ‘Harvey Power’ and her sister ships exemplify Harvey Gulf’s commitment to Shell and our customers to bring the best available environmentally friendly technology to the market.”

    Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC is a marine transportation company that specializes in providing Offshore Supply and Multi-Purpose Support Vessels for deepwater operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. All Harvey Gulf vessels are ABS classed and USCG certified. All Offshore Supply and Multipurpose Support Vessels are ISM, SOLAS and DP2 certified.


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