Wärtsilä has signed a five-year Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC. The long-term agreement was signed today and covers condition based maintenance and dynamic maintenance planning for eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels, including six LNG-fuelled platform supply vessels and two offshore construction vessels powered by diesel fuel.
The signed agreement will ensure that running conditions and maintenance are optimised for the new vessels. It ensures that their engines – 18 Wärtsilä 34 dual-fuel engines and eight Wärtsilä 32 engines – will constantly run at the optimal level, with optimised fuel economy and maintenance costs. Technical management is based on continuous condition monitoring data and periodical inspections.
Also included in the agreement is online remote operational support, which will enable Wärtsilä's technical experts to support vessels in real time, without the need for engineers to travel to the vessels.
Shane J. Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf, said: "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."
Walter Reggente, Service Director of Wärtsilä North America, said that Wärtsilä was pleased to expand its 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."
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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