Intervention specialist M2 Subsea will supply Harvey Gulf with remotely-operated vehicles (ROV) after forming a pact with the US marine transport firm.
M2 Subsea, which has bases in Aberdeen and Houston, said it would equip the Harvey Bronco survey support vessel with its Triton heavy duty work class ROV.
M2 Subsea said the ROV would be used for inspections and intervention activities in the Gulf of Mexico.
Harvey Bronco will be docked at Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and is expected to be deployed this month.
M2 Subsea chief executive 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.”
“We are committed to providing high quality, cost efficient solutions to the subsea market and it is fantastic to see Harvey Gulf recognize the value we can add to their operations through this partnership. We look forward to working closely with the team in the coming years.”
Harvey Gulf chief executive Shane Guidry said: “Harvey Gulf is pleased to join forces with a high quality subsea service company in M2 Subsea.
“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.”
M2 secured a multimillion-pound investment from private-equity firm Alchemy Special Opportunities late last year, allowing it to acquire a fleet of remotely-operated vehicles from failed oil-field services and inspection repair and maintenance company Harkand Group.
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