From Harvey Gulf International Marine:
(NEW ORLEANS) — Harvey Gulf International Marine has begun converting four 220-foot DPS-2 platform supply vessels (PSVs) to provide lightering support in California, Texas, Louisiana and Florida.
The vessels will be capable of stowing one set of four jumbo fenders (4.5 meters diameter by 9 meters long) and one set of four smaller jumbo fenders (4.5 meters by 6.3 meters) on the vessels’ back decks, along with other STS related equipment, e.g., three cargo transfer hoses, four smaller fenders, personnel transfer basket, wires, shackles, and other hardware used by mooring masters.
The vessels are also being fitted with a small single-drum towing winch with minimum 50,000 pounds line pull, two 15,000-pound line pull tugger winches, stern rollers, steel plate decking and small mezzanine/raised decks aft of accommodations for storage of 40 by 14 feet.
“As my team and I continually strive to transform Harvey into the company we want to be tomorrow, I see where we need to diversify the services we perform and broaden our client base," said Harvey Gulf CEO Shane Guidry. "Over the coming weeks, I will be announcing more transformations explaining how we will use all of our assets in every way possible to deliver the best financial returns to our investors.
"This year, while our competitors sat idle, Harvey opened the first dual-fuel dock in America, where we sell both diesel and liquefied natural gas for marine use. We converted one of our 300-foot platform supply vessels to a 900,000-gallon diesel fuel delivery vessel. With this vessel, we will deliver fuel to tankers and containerships offshore, platforms, drilling rigs, and other vessels supporting oil and gas exploration and production in the U.S. We will also be delivering fuel to our own vessels working in Mexico.
"And now, we’re entering the vessel lightering support market, providing lightering services in California, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. In this market, we will offer a larger vessel with newer equipment in order to provide a safer service, all at the price of the smaller vessels presently doing this work,” Guidry concluded.
Harvey Gulf International Marine, founded in 1949, is a privately owned and operated marine transportation company that specializes in providing fast supply vessels, offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels for deepwater operations.