Wartsila supplies LNG package for Harvey Gulf
Harvey Gulf has chosen Wärtsilä to supply a complete LNG package, including propulsion, auxiliaries and controls, for its new STX Marine-designed offshore support vessel bound for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Wärtsilä announced on 7 December 2012.
The contract calls for Wärtsilä to supply steerable thrusters, an integrated automation system, power management system, a complete low loss concept for electrical distribution and drive architecture. The company will also supply LNGPac LNG bunkering, storage and supply system. The vessel, Wärtsilä said, will be powered by a 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel generating sets that can use either LNG or conventional liquid fuels.
The order is the fifth Wärtsilä has received from Harvey Gulf for gas-fuelled propulsion solutions, the company said. Harvey Gulf's switch to LNG is due to its ‘Going Green' initiative, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of the company's fleet.
"These PSVs will be the cleanest burning vessels operating in the Gulf of Mexico," said Chad Verret, Senior Vice President, Harvey Gulf International Marine in press statement. "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."
The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.