Harvey Gulf moves in to shipbuildingNews // June 26, 2015
US vessel owner Harvey Gulf International Marine is moving into the shipbuilding business with the acquisition of Trinity Yachts in New Orleans and Gulf Coast Shipyard in Gulfport, Mississippi.
In a statement, the company said it created a new affiliated company, Harvey Shipyard Group, to manage its shipbuilding assets.
Harvey Gulf said it plans to build on its success in building the first liquefied natural gas-powered offshore supply vessels in the US by building for other owners. The company is building a number of LNG-fuelled vessels at Gulf Coast Shipyard for Harvey Gulf.
“These shipyard acquisitions will position Harvey Gulf as America’s only builder, owner and operator of dual-fuel (diesel/LNG) offshore supply vessels and allow us to pass along the savings of lower operating costs and environmental protection to the marine transportation industry,” said Shane J Guidry, chairman and chief executive officer of Harvey Shipyard Group.
In July, Harvey Gulf will open its first LNG bunkering facility at Port Fourchon.