Shane Guidry, Harvey Gulf’s Chairman and CEO, commented â€œOffshore work in the Alaskan seas comes with many challenges for both drilling and drilling support. We are fully prepared to meet those challenges and are pleased to have been chosen by Shell as the operator best suited to provide this vessel support and help Shell achieve success in this new frontier.
The supply vessels supporting Shell in Alaska will be double-hulled and capable of working at temperatures below -20°C. They are among Harvey Gulfâ€™s new-generation OSVâ€™s, which range in size from 240â€™ to 280â€™, and are all ABS classed, DP2 certified and characterized by high cargo capacities, state-of-the-art electronics and navigation systems, and specialized features. Each vessel will undergo modifications and enhancements to prepare for work in Alaskan waters this summer.