Wärtsilä has signed a long-term technical management agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine.
This five-year agreement covers condition based maintenance and dynamic maintenance planning for eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels – six liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels and two offshore construction vessels powered by diesel fuel.
The signed agreement ensures ideal running conditions and optimized maintenance for Harvey Gulf’s new vessels. It ensures that their engines – 18 Wärtsilä 34 dual-fuel engines and eight Wärtsilä 32 engines – always run at the optimal level, with optimized fuel economy and maintenance costs. Technical management is based on continuous condition monitoring data and periodical inspections.
The agreement also includes online remote operational support, which enables Wärtsilä’s technical experts to support vessels in real time, without the need for engineers to travel to the vessels.
“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,” says Shane J. Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf.
“We are very pleased to expand our 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,” says Walter Reggente, Service Director of Wärtsilä North America.
Press Release, August 28, 2014; Image: Wärtsilä