M2 Subsea has formed an alliance with vessel operator, Harvey Gulf Marine International to provide subsea ROV services in the Gulf of Mexico.
The alliance will see M2 Subsea’s ROVs utilised on board Harvey Gulf’s DP2 survey support vessel, the Harvey Bronco. The offshore supply ship will focus on the survey and inspection market and will be equipped with M2 Subsea’s ROV system.
M² Subsea chief executive officer Mike Arnold said: “The Harvey Bronco is a significant milestone for us as we continue to build on our successful vessel opportunities in the US and further enhance our overall service provision. It is fantastic to see Harvey Gulf recognize the value we can add to their operations through this partnership.”
Harvey Gulf Chairman and CEO Shane Guidry commented: “This alliance complements our existing fleet of multi-purpose support and light construction vessels, enabling Harvey Gulf to offer a broader range of services and superior performance to all other Jones Act vessel operators in the Gulf of Mexico.”
The Harvey Bronco vessel will be ported at Harvey’s Gulf’s Operation Yard in Port Fourchon, Louisiana and available for immediate work. It is due to be deployed in August 2017 to conduct an underwater inspection of lieu of dry-docking (UWILD) project.