Harvey Gulf International Marine has secured plans to construct and operate the first LNG marine fueling facility in the United States, to be located at its vessel facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The fueling facility will be a vital addition to the growing national LNG supply infrastructure, supporting operations of the oil and gas industry’s offshore support vessel fleet operating on LNG.
Harvey Gulf CEO Shane Guidry commented, “to date, Harvey Gulf is the only company in North America that has committed $400M USD to build, own and operate LNG powered offshore support vessels as we'll as two LNG fueling docks.”
To support the development of the LNG fueling facility, Harvey Gulf has secured CH•IV International of Houston, Texas as the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor. The facility will consist of two sites each having 270,000 gallons of LNG storage capacity. Each facility will be able to transfer 500 gallons of LNG per minute. Aside from the facilities primary role of supporting the oil and gas industry, the facility will be capable of supporting over-the-road vehicles that operate on LNG. The estimate to complete the first site is February 2014, with the second site following shortly thereafter.
Expanding on its commitment to safety and security of vessel operations and port facilities, Harvey Gulf has actively enlisted the expertise of the USCG to participate at all levels of the development of the facility.
Harvey Gulf also announced the signing of a 6th Offshore Support Vessel to be built at Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (formerly Trinity Offshore) in Gulfport, MS. With this 6th vessel, Harvey Gulf will become the largest owner and operator of LNG powered OSV’s in the world.
Founded in 1955, Harvey Gulf is a privately owned and operated marine transportation company that specializes in towing drilling rigs and providing offshore supply and multi-purpose dive support vessels for deepwater operations.