In Port Fourchon, Louisiana, Harvey Gulf has opened the first marine LNG fueling terminal in North America. Less than a year after the delivery of the M/V Harvey Energy, America’s first LNG-powered vessel, Harvey Gulf accomplished another first when it completed an LNG bunkering of the Harvey Energy from the newly constructed LNG terminal facility at its operations base in Port Fourchon. The bunkering included the transfer of 43,000 gallons of LNG in approximately 2.25 hours without incident.
The terminal is designed to meet the requirements of 33 CFR part 127 NFPA 59A, and is able to deliver LNG at a pumping rate of 550 GMP. Total onsite storage is approximately 270,000 gallons contained in three 90,000 USG type “C” vacuum insulated tanks.
Shane Guidry, chairman and CEO of Harvey Gulf, commented, "With the completion of our LNG terminal at Port Fourchon, we are able to provide an LNG bunkering point at the epicenter of marine operations for the Gulf of Mexico, which is vital to continuing the shift to LNG as a marine fuel.”
The M/V Harvey Energy and her sister ship the M/V Harvey Power, both LNG-powered offshore supply vessels, are under charter to Shell and support Shell’s Gulf of Mexico assets.