Eight years ago, Harvey Gulf International Marine completed and brought on line North America’s first maritime LNG bunkering station in Port Fourchon, La.
Yesterday, on the eighth anniversary of the opening, Harvey Gulf announced that it has successfully completed its 1,000th LNG vessel bunkering operation at the facility. All 1,000 bunkering operations were completed safely and without a single incident, the company said.
"I’m extremely proud of my LNG bunkering team and LNG platform supply vessel crews for achieving the first 1,000 LNG bunkerings without any incidents," Shane Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf and Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport (QLNG), said. "When we began operations at North America’s first LNG bunkering fuel facility in 2013 with the only vessels that ran on LNG, we didn’t realize that we were America’s pioneers for use of LNG as a marine fuel, nor did we have any idea LNG bunkering would turn out to be what it is today, the fastest growing clean fuel market in America.
"And as I look back on what we have accomplished in the LNG space at Harvey Gulf, Harvey Fuel Company, and QLNG, I now know that, even with all the challenges we as a team had to overcome to build vessels that utilize LNG, well, it was more than worth it."