Harvey Gulf International Marine announced that, in February, it completed conversion of the 310' PSV Harvey Champion to a dual-fuel vessel, now operating on both battery power and diesel power.
The Champion now boasts 754 kWh of battery power, which will reduce harmful emissions both in port and while underway, while simultaneously reducing the vessel’s fuel burn, saving the end-user money.
The Harvey Champion is the second of 10 vessels Harvey Marine is upgrading with new battery power systems. Under the direction of CEO Shane Guidry, Harvey is now the only vessel company in America owning and operating both tri-fuel and dual-fuel vessels, Harvey Gulf officials said.
The company is also the only vessel operator using those vessels to support oil and gas projects, thereby helping those operators reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere, according to company officials.
Upon completion of the conversion, the Harvey Champion immediately went to work for an oil and gas super major in the U.S.