Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC is a marine transportation company that specializes in providing Offshore Supply, Fast Supply and Multi-Purpose Support Vessels for deepwater operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and abroad. Harvey Gulf is founded on the premise that superior performance and safer operations provide its customers value and satisfaction.
Harvey Gulf achieves superior performance through designing and equipping its vessels to meet their customers’ current and anticipated needs for their deepwater operations. This results in providing customers with the largest cargo capacities for offshore supply services and greatest capability and flexibility for offshore construction services. Harvey Gulf also designs and equips some of its offshore supply vessels for dual operation as dive/construction and mooring line support vessels, affording greater flexibility to its customers.
Harvey Gulf operates the safest vessels through dedication of resources and gives top priority to safety. This requires continuous training of all employees, development and improvement of safety management systems, and maintaining and equipping vessels with the most modern safety features. All Harvey Gulf vessels are ABS classed and USCG certified. All Offshore Supply and Multipurpose Support Vessels are ISM, SOLAS and DP2 certified.
Our mission is to provide our customers excellent marine service and value while causing no harm to people, assets, or the environment and maintaining a culture of professionalism and mutual respect.
In 1955, Captain Numa J. Guidry assembled a fleet of inland towing vessels to service the Gulf Coast transportation market and called his company Harvey Canal Towing Company. Ten years later, Captain Numa’s two sons joined the family enterprise and helped expand into the offshore ocean towing and rig moving industry, and the Company’s name was changed to reflect the new direction: Harvey Gulf International Marine.
From the early 1960’s through the late 1990’s, Harvey Gulf maintained and operated a fleet of both offshore, and inland towing vessels that towed, among other things, jack-up and semi-submersible drilling rigs, bulk cargo barges, and large structures and facilities laden on barges. Harvey Gulf also regularly towed liquefied natural gas (propane) filled barges from Louisiana to ports in the Caribbean, U.S. East Coast and U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
In 1988, Shane J. Guidry became the third generation family member to oversee the family business, and in 1997 became President and CEO of Harvey Gulf. As the years progressed, Harvey Gulf transitioned from a full-service towing operator to one specializing in offshore towing, with a focus on towing large jack-up and semi-submersible rigs in the deepwater and ultra-deepwater of the Gulf of Mexico. As part of this specialization, Harvey Gulf divested the company’s liquefied petroleum gas division, sold all of its inland towing vessels, and replaced them with larger, more powerful offshore towing vessels. Harvey Gulf also repowered and added equipment to its existing fleet of offshore towing vessels to enable them to perform the specialized service required for deepwater rig towing.
With this transition, Harvey Gulf developed a reputation for operating the most powerful towing vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey Gulf modernized electronics and navigation systems and installed performance and safety equipment, such as Shark Jaws, bow thrusters, and kort nozzles. Harvey Gulf also placed a strong emphasis on Health Safety and Environmental (“HSE”) preservation and management. The result has been superior performance and a safety record second to none.
Seeing the future need for other types of vessels to support deepwater drilling and production, in 2003 Harvey Gulf transitioned its fleet expansion in the OSV markets, which continued throughout the next decade. More recently, Harvey Gulf has further expanded its fleet to include MPSV’s that, in addition to traditional offshore supply services, can support deepwater rig mooring operations with reel spooling units, as well as surveying activities, offshore and subsea construction, pipeline inspection and repair and dive support services. Harvey Gulf’s current fleet of new-generation support vessels are characterized by large size, high cargo capacities, and sophisticated electronics and navigation systems. The vessels range in size from 175 to 300 feet in length, and the majority of the fleet is SOLAS and ABS Classed with DP2 certification.
Today, Harvey Gulf represents a best-in-class status by providing innovative, technologically advanced, safe, and energy efficient support vessels to meet the evolving production and drilling support needs of the deepwater and ultra-deepwater energy industry. Harvey is widely recognized across the industry for its safety-focused culture, and consistently outperforms industry benchmarks for safety standards. The Company’s focus on “no harm to the environment” is further exemplified it commitment to providing alternative energy options and be a leading force in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets. In 2015, with delivery of the Harvey Energy, Harvey Gulf became the first company in North America to own and operate a marine service vessel that uses liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) as its fuel source. With its fleet of five (5) dual fueled LNG powered offshore supply vessels, as well as the first of its kind, LNG fueling facility in Port Fourchon, LA, Harvey Gulf remains the industry leader in the utilization of the safest, most environmentally-friendly vessels and fuel technology available today.
In 2015, Harvey Gulf completed construction of the first LNG marine fueling facility in the North America, which is located at its dock facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. This technologically-advanced, environmentally-safe clean energy facility is a critical component to the growing LNG supply infrastructure, supporting key operations of the oil and gas industry’s offshore vessel fleet. . Expanding on its commitment to safety and security of vessel operations and port facilities, Harvey Gulf actively enlisted the expertise of the United State Coast Guard participate at all levels of the development and construction of this facility.
The facility consists of 270,000 gallons of LNG storage capacity, encompassed within three stainless steel type ‘C’ pressure vessels with vacuum insulation and carbon steel exteriors. The facility can transfer 550 gallons of LNG per minute, and aside from its primary role of supporting the offshore oil and gas industry, is capable of supporting over-the-road vehicles that operate on LNG. Over the last five years, Harvey Gulf has successfully completed more than [650 facility to vessel transfers], transferring nearly 20 million gallons of LNG, and is widely considered the pioneer in North America regarding LNG bunkering.
Harvey Gulf is focused to remain an industry leader in the nation’s growth towards LNG and cleaner burning fuels. The Company’s dual fuel LNG vessels exceed the highest emission standards in the industry today, and LNG fueling facility further solidifies Harvey’s commitment to develop and utilize the safest, most environmentally-friendly vessels and fuel technology available today.