Fifth gas-fuelled PSV for Harvey Gulf

07 Dec 2012
A fifth Wärtsilä LNG package for Harvey Gulf, this example in an STX-design PSV

A fifth Wärtsilä LNG package for Harvey Gulf, this example in an STX-design PSV

Wärtsilä has announced a further contract to supply a complete LNG package, including the propulsion, auxiliaries and controls, for a new STX-designed PSV for US company Harvey Gulf International Marine.

Wärtsilä will supply steerable thrusters, an integrated automation system, the power management system, and a complete ‘low loss concept’ system for the electrical distribution and drive architecture. All five of the vessels will be powered by six-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel generating sets. Wärtsilä will also supply the LNGPac LNG bunkering, storage and supply system. The design of the ship is by STX Marine, which has offices in Houston and Vancouver.

This latest order is the fifth that Wärtsilä has received from Harvey Gulf for gas fuelled propulsion solutions. The switch to LNG propulsion is part of Harvey Gulf's 'Going Green' initiative, aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the company's vessels and operations. "These PSVs will be the cleanest burning vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico," says Chad Verret, senior vice president, Harvey Gulf International Marine. "Many permits for the eastern Gulf of Mexico already demand that operators use the best available capture technology with regard to particulates. In my opinion, the best available particulate matter capture technology is not to have any to start with, and that's what burning LNG gives you," he says.

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