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Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement to support Harvey Gulf International Marine’s liquified natural gas offshore supply vessels.

Under the deal, Wärtsilä will provide condition based maintenance and dynamic maintenance planning for eight new offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels, which includes six liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels and two offshore construction vessels.

Wärtsilä said the agreement ensures that the engines run at the optimal level, with optimised fuel economy and maintenance costs.

The deal also requires Wärtsilä to provide online remote operational support for the vessels.

Harvey Gulf provides offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels for deepwater operations in the US Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.

"Harvey Gulf provides offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels for deepwater operations in the US Gulf of Mexico and Alaska."

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."

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: Wärtsilä will provide condition based maintenance and dynamic maintenance planning for Harvey Gulf’s LNG offshore supply vessels. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.

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