Harvey Gulf’s two new large capacity Multi-Purpose Support Vessels (MPSVs) were named ‘Boat of Year’ at an award ceremony at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans last week.
The two new sister vessels, Harvey Sub-Sea and Harvey-Blue, were built at Eastern Shipbuilding for New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine.
With their delivery in June and November of this year, the two 340-foot vessels are now two of the largest U.S. flag construction vessels working in the Gulf of Mexico.
Harvey Gulf has described the 5,737-dwt vessels as a “best in class” Jones Act-qualified vessels, capable of performing a wide range of field development activities including subsea installations and removals, inspection, repair and floatel services. They can be equipped to lay umbilical’s and cables and perform well-intervention and hydrate remediation operations.
The Jones Act-compliant MPSVs are equipped with a 250-ton knuckle boom, active heave compensated crane equipped with 4,000 meters of wire. With the crane winch located below deck, lifting capacity can be expanded to 107 metric tons delivered to water depths of 12,000 ft. The vessels ahve 150 berths in 1 or 2 person suites, 13,000 sq. ft. of deck space, and a 24’ x 24’ moon pool. The vessels also have a S61 (Heavy) Helideck and meet ABS DP2, SPS Code and MLC 2006 certification requirements, among many others.
Both vessels are designed by VARD.
“The Harvey Blue-Sea & Harvey Sub-Sea have the size, crane capacity, deck space, accommodation, equipment, and station keeping capability that far exceeds any other vessels in this Class,” the company said in a statement announcing delivery of the vessels.
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