Gulf Coast Shipyard Group has launched the first of six Harvey Gulf International Marine dual-fuel offshore supply vessels (OSVs).
Using clean liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology, these vessels position Harvey Gulf as a leader in the environmental application of LNG, the company announced in a press release.
Gulf Coast Shipyard CEO, John Dane III, commented: “The launch of the first vessel of its kind in the United States, with another five to follow, demonstrates the commitment both Gulf Coast Shipyard Group and Harvey Gulf have to providing engineering solutions to advance environmental technologies.”
Harvey Gulf CEO, Shane J. Guidry, added: “Certification of these vessels will be made by the American Bureau of Shipping to achieve ‘ENVIRO+, Green Passport’ status.
"To meet the criteria, GSCG has met the requirements that the vessel be constructed with environmentally-friendly materials and feature advanced alarm systems. Ultimately, the vessel will also be continuously manned by a certified environmental officer,” he continued.
The first of these Harvey Gulf OSVs will be moved to Gulf Coast Shipyard’s newly commissioned space at the Port of Gulfport in mid-March for final completion and testing. The vessel will be christened and put into service a few months later.
Image courtesy of Gulf Coast Shipyard Group.
Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward
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