Finland-based Wärtsilä has entered into a five-year technical management agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine (Harvey Gulf) to support its LNG offshore supply vessels.
Under the deal, the company will offer ideal running conditions and optimised maintenance for Harvey’s eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels.
Vessels covered under the deal include six liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled platform supply vessels (PSVs) and two diesel-powered offshore construction vessels.
The agreement seeks to ensure that 18 Wärtsilä 34 dual-fuel and eight Wärtsilä 32 engines equipped on the new vessels always run at the optimal level, delivering optimised fuel economy and maintenance costs.
The deal will also cover technical management based on continuous condition monitoring data and periodical inspections.
Harvey Gulf CEO Shane Guidry said: "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."
Online remote operational support is also covered as part of the deal, allowing the company’s technical experts to support vessels in real-time, eliminating the need for engineers to travel to the vessels.
Wärtsilä North America service director Walter Reggente said: "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."
Image: Harvey Gulf’s offshore platform supply vessels. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.