Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services provider M2 Subsea said it 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 utilized 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 150HP Triton XLX34 ROV system.
The Triton is a heavy duty work class ROV which is rated to 3,000m depth and well suited for all aspects of subsea operations. The system is complete with a top-hat tether management system and equipped with a survey junction box and auxiliary hydraulics. The vehicle will be utilized for inspections and light intervention activities.
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 U.S. and further enhance our overall service provision.”
Harvey Gulf Chairman and CEO, Shane Guidry, commented, “This alliance complements our existing fleet of multipurpose 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, La. 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.