Gulf Coast Shipyard launches first dual fuel PSV for Harvey GulfYard News // January 24, 2014
Harvey Gulf International Marine's first dual fuel PSV has been launched.
Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has launched the first of six dual fuel PSVs for Harvey Gulf International Marine.
John Dane III, Gulf Coast Shipyard Group’s President and CEO, said: "The launch of the first vessel of its kind in the US, with another five to follow, demonstrates the commitment both Gulf Coast Shipyard Group and Harvey Gulf have to providing engineering solutions to advance environmental technologies.”
Harvey Gulf CEO, Shane J Guidry, said: "Certification of these vessels will be made by the American Bureau of Shipping to achieve ‘ENVIRO+, Green Passport’ status.
"To meet the criteria, GSCG has met the requirements that the vessel be constructed with environmentally-friendly materials and feature advanced alarm systems. Ultimately, the vessel will also be continuously manned by a certified Environmental Officer.”
The first of these GCSG-built Harvey Gulf OSVs will be moved to GCSG’s newly-commissioned space at the Port of Gulfport in mid-March for final completion and testing. The vessel will be christened and pressed into service a few months later.