Wärtsilä to maintain Harvey gas-fuelled PSVs

28 Aug 2014
The maintenance agreement includes the six Harvey Gulf LNG-fuelled newbuild PSVs

The maintenance agreement includes the six Harvey Gulf LNG-fuelled newbuild PSVs

Wärtsilä says that it has signed a long-term technical management agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine covering condition based maintenance and dynamic maintenance planning for eight offshore support vessels, including Harvey Gulf’s six LNG-fuelled PSVs.

Two offshore construction vessels with conventional diesel-fuelled engines are included in the agreement, intended to ensure ideal running conditions and optimised maintenance. It covers 18 Wärtsilä 34 dual-fuel engines and eight Wärtsilä 32 engines fitted to the ships in Harvey Gulf's newbuilding programme, aiming to keep them running with optimised fuel economy and maintenance costs.

The technical management will be based on continuous condition monitoring data and periodical inspections, and includes remote support enabling Wärtsilä engineers to provide real-time support without the need to travel to the ships.

"Harvey Gulf's decision to become the leader in Clean Gulf of Mexico offshore operations has been enthusiastically accepted by oil company executives. And we are extending our partnership with Wärtsilä, through this Technical Management Agreement, to assure our new fleet of vessels are maintained to the highest standards of safety, reliability and availability," said Shane J. Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf.

"We are very pleased to expand our partnership with Harvey Gulf. This agreement reaffirms their commitment to the offshore oil and gas business in the Gulf of Mexico by adding safe and environmentally sustainable LNG fuelled vessels to their modern fleet. With this extended partnership, we will enable the safe and reliable operation of their offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels throughout their lifecycle," said Walter Reggente, Wärtsilä North America service director.

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