Harvey Gulf International Marine has taken delivery of the first of two multipurpose support vessels (MPSVs) scheduled for delivery to the company in 2017.
The company highlighted that the vessel, Harvey Sub-Sea, is a Jones Act-qualified unit it claims “has the technical capabilities to efficiently, effectively and safely perform high quality field development activities currently being performed by a foreign fleet”.
“Harvey Sub-Sea has the size, crane capacity, deck space, accommodation, equipment and stationkeeping capability equivalent to, or better than, her foreign competitors,” claimed Shane Guidry, chairman and chief executive of Harvey Gulf. “Harvey Sub-Sea can undertake a broad spectrum of subsea installations and removals, inspection, repair and flotel services. It can be equipped to lay umbilicals and cables and perform well-intervention and hydrate remediation operations.”
The vessel is a Jones Act compliant 100m x 22m x 9m MPSV equipped with a 250-tonne heave-compensated knuckleboom crane with 1,200m of wire. The crane’s winch is below deck, expanding its lifting capacity and enabling loads of 107 tonnes to be delivered to water depths of approximately 3,500m.
Harvey Sub-Sea has 150 berths, all in 1 or 2 person rooms, 13,000ft2 of deck space and a 7m x 7m moonpool. The vessel has a S61 (Heavy) Helideck and meets ABS DP2, SPS Code and MLC 2006 certification requirements, among others.