Harvey Gulf International Becomes First to Bunker LNG as a Marine Fuel
On Friday, Harvey Gulf International Marine became the first owner/operator of a dual fuel offshore support vessel to bunker LNG as a marine fuel and to also successfully complete the first truck to vessel transfer of LNG. The Harvey Energy is powered by 3 Wartsila 6L34DF dual fuel gensets providing 7.5MW of power fueled by Wartsila’s LNGPac system. This historic bunkering took place at a shore-based terminal owned by a subsidiary of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. In concert with the Harvey Energy, Harvey Gulf is preparing to operate the first LNG marine fueling facility in the U.S., located at its vessel facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The fueling facility will be an addition to the growing national LNG supply infrastructure, supporting critical operations of the oil and gas industry’s offshore support vessel fleet operating on clean burning LNG.