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Harvey Gulf contract for Wärtsilä integrated system

Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida to supply an integrated solution including its Control & Communication Centre (3C) for a new multipurpose support vessel (MPSV) for Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM) of New Orleans.

This offshore vessel is the first in a series of three MPSVs being built for Harvey Gulf. The Wärtsilä contract includes an option for the supply of equipment to the remaining two vessels of the series.

A turnkey installation of the Control & Communication Centre (3C) integrated bridge, navigation, and communication control system will form part of the package supplied, while Wärtsilä has also been contracted to fully integrate the supplied equipment and to further interface them with other onboard systems.

Wärtsilä 3C includes interchangeable multifunction workstations that allow the monitoring and performance of tasks independently and simultaneously from any of the stations.

Voyage planning and monitoring is supported by functionalities such as a Weather Chart overlay, Advanced Weather Router, Econometer, Speed Pilot, Predictor and online NavTex information directly available from an ECDIS display.

Wärtsilä will also be responsible for submission of the documentation required for classification society approvals.

“Harvey Gulf is very pleased to continue the relationship with Wärtsilä for the supply of their integrated solution for our first of its kind US Flag Multi-Purpose Support Vessel,” commented Shane Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf International Marine.

“Wärtsilä has shown total commitment to the needs of Harvey Gulf by means of support during the initial design, construction, delivery and service agreements. Harvey Gulf looks forward to continuing this relationship on future endeavours.”

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