Caterpillar to Power the First United States-Flagged, EPA Tier 3 Compliant Deepwater Offshore Vessel in Gulf of Mexico
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has been selected to provide four Cat® 3516C Diesel Electric Propulsion (DEP) generator sets for the SV-310 multi-purpose offshore construction and supply vessel (MPSV) for Harvey Gulf International. Each 3516C DEP generator set will provide 2250 ekw @ 1800 rpm of power. Incorporated into the engine design are CleanAIR aftertreatment solutions, enabling the vessel to qualify as United States EPA Tier 4 compliant in addition to meeting the EPA Tier 3 and IMO II regulations.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Harvey Gulf to provide sustainable power solutions for their Gulf of Mexico operations,” said John Shock, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems sales manager. “Caterpillar was able to create a factory-supported, design-to-order package for Harvey Gulf that will afford the vessel increased operational flexibility in highly-regulated waters.”
The 3516C EPA Tier 3 generator set is a vee-16 cylinder with a 170 millimeter bore by 215 millimeter stroke and 78.08 liter displacement. The 3516C diesel electric propulsion generator sets offer the latest in EUI fuel system capabilities and state-of-the-art ADEMTM A4 Electronic Control Units (ECU) to create efficiencies between the control units, unit injectors, instrumentation and displays to perfectly balance power supply, fuel consumption and exhaust emissions at any given load.
The SV – 310 is a 302-foot MPSV vessel currently being constructed by Eastern shipyard for Harvey Gulf. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Harvey Gulf specializes in providing the deepwater Gulf of Mexico with environmentally-friendly offshore supply vessels. “We are pleased to partner with Caterpillar to be able to deliver the first United States-flagged deepwater construction vessel to the market,” Shane Guidry, Harvey Gulf International CEO commented. “The Harvey Deep Sea is capable of deploying 100 tons to water depths of 3,000 meters at a deck hook-height of 129 feet while simultaneously delivering 18,000 barrels of liquid mud, 10,500 cubic feet of cement, 1,700 barrels of methanol and 4,000 tons of deck cargo.”
Louisiana Cat led Caterpillar sales and service efforts on the project. Noted Bob Tournet, marine sales manager for Louisiana Cat, “We are committed to helping our customers operating in the Gulf of Mexico enhance their operations in a sustainable manner whenever possible. We look forward to working with Harvey Gulf to provide around-the-clock support for the custom Cat power solutions.”
About Caterpillar Marine Power Systems: Caterpillar Marine Power Systems, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, manages the marketing and service activities for Cat and MaK marine engines within Caterpillar Inc. The organization provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 93 to 16,000 kW in main propulsion and 10 to 7,680 kWe in marine generator sets. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in ocean-going, commercial marine and pleasure craft wherever they are. More information is available at http://marine.cat.com
About Caterpillar: For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2010 sales and revenues of $42.588 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at: http://www.caterpillar.com.