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Harvey Freedom: LNG at Work for Shell

June 6, 2017 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the Fourth LNG Vessel from Harvey Gulf

Harvey Gulf International Marine has taken delivery of its fourth liquefied natural gas fueled OSV/offshore supply vessel, Harvey Freedom, which it will operate in support of Shell’s oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico under a five-year contract.

Harvey Gulf International Marine’s Harvey Energy is the first American-flag vessel to be LNG-fueled. The ship is under charter to Shell in the Gulf of Mexico.



“The delivery of the Harvey Freedom and commencement of her five-year charter shows Harvey Gulf’s continued commitment to the environment and the success of LNG power in our industry,” Harvey Gulf chairman and CEO Shane Guidry said in a release.

Like its sister ships Harvey Energy, Harvey Power, and Harvey Liberty, which are likewise at work for Shell, the 310-foot Harvey Freedom is powered by three 34DF LNG-diesel dual fuel engines from Wärtsilä.

Wärtsilä also supplied its LNGPac onboard LNG fuel systems, with tanks able to hold some 78,000 gallons. Chart Industries supplied the LNG tank for Harvey Freedom.

Harvey Energy (right) and Harvey Power at Port Fourchon, La.

The LNG vessels are based at Port Fourchon, in far southern Louisiana, where Harvey Gulf has established an LNG bunkering facility, also built with Wärtsilä support. They deliver such key supplies to offshore rigs as heavy equipment, diesel fuel, drilling mud, dry cement, and methanol.

Next up for Harvey Gulf for Shell is Harvey America, the fifth ships in the series, to be delivered for service with Shell this coming autumn.

Harvey Patriot will be available for charter next year.

Harvey Gulf last year secured AiP/approval in principle from ABS, the American Bureau of Shipping, as well as U.S. Coast Guard design base approval, for a large new ATB/articulated tug barge vessel for bunkering LNG (HHP Insight, September 12). The proposed LNG bunker barge is to be 324 feet long (98.7 meters) with an LNG cargo capacity of 3,996 cubic meters – more than a million gallons.


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Source: Harvey Gulf with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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