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BMT Secures New Orleans Passenger Ferry Contract

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BMT Group subsidiary BMT Nigel Gee has secured a new contract with sister company BMT Designers & Planners and Louisiana based shipyard Metal Shark for two 32m high speed/low wake wash, 149-passenger aluminum catamaran ferries for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA).  BMT Nigel Gee will be responsible for concept through to production design with BMT Designer & Planners providing local U.S. presence and design engineering support.  John Bonafoux, BMT Nigel Gee’s Managing Director, said, “The proven eco-friendly design will greatly improve passenger comfort and have extremely low wash to provide minimal environmental impact. The ferries will be run at a service speed of 22.5 knots.” “BMT has recently signed a contract for similar vessels to connect Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia,” Bonafoux added. “It’s fantastic to see this design being built, which could work well on many other city routes in the United States.” Currently, RTA operates two ferries which were built in 1937 and 1977 to transport passengers in the New Orleans area across the Mississippi River between Algiers Point and Canal Street, and Lower Algiers and Chalmette. Deliveries for both vessels are scheduled for 2018.


Three BMT Nigel Gee Design WSV's Launched

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Three new Windfamrm Support Vessels (WSV) built to BMT Nigel Gee designs launched in 10 days from three different shipyards. The vessels range from a 19.4m propeller driven conventional catamaran design to a 26m Extreme Semi-Swath (XSS), fitted with active motion damping systems consisting of T-Foils and interceptors.   Sea trials for two of the vessels have been completed, both of which have met all expected performance criteria


BMT Reports Success at Seawork 2011

BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has enjoyed double success at the 2011 Seawork International Innovations Showcase. The Turbine Access System (TAS), developed in conjunction with marine engineers Houlder, has won both the Marine Renewables Category and overall Spirit of Innovation award. The lightweight motion compensated gangway provides safe and reliable access from workboats onto turbine


BMT, Ares to Deliver Patrol Boats for Bahrain Coast Guard

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BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced its latest partnership with Ares Shipyard to design and build six 18m patrol boats from advanced composites, for the Bahrain Coast Guard which have a maximum design speed in excess of 35 knots. The contract also has an option for an additional six vessels. Undertaking the full detailed design including hull form optimization, structural design and machinery layout


BMT Nigel Gee is Actively Hiring

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BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced expansion activity at its offices in Southampton to meet a large increase in design work. Operating across four principal market sectors, the naval architectural practice delivers design and engineering services for specialized vessels in the large yacht, commercial, defense and offshore energy markets.


BMT Nigel Gee Secures LNG Ferries Contract

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Naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy BMT Nigel Gee said it has secured a project through an international tender process to design two 70-meter aluminum-hull catamaran RoPax ferries for Rederij Doeksen.   BMT will be responsible for concept through to production design, and the exterior and interior styling will be performed by Vripack.   Both vessels, which will be built in Vung Tau, Vietnam by Triyard Holdings subsidiary Strategic Marine


BMT Nigel Gee Wind Farm Support Catamarans

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BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has signed a design and development contract for the construction of an initial batch of four Wind Farm Support Catamarans to be built by VeKa Shipbuilding BV at their yard in Jongert for operation by SeaZip Offshore Service BV. SeaZip Offshore Service BV is a Dutch company founded in 2010 by the shipping entrepreneurs J.R. Arends and S. D. Schakelaar to focus on the development and operation of specialized vessels for the Offshore Renewable


Braemar Acquires BMT Marine & Offshore

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BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys, which incorporates The Salvage Association and Murray Fenton, is delighted to announce that the business and assets of the company have been acquired by Braemar Shipping Services Plc, a leading international provider of shipbroking, consultancy, technical, logistics and other services to the shipping and energy industries. Nigel Clark, Managing Director of BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys


Offshore Renewable Energy: Servicing North Sea Wind Turbines

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A boat with suspension, a giant robotic arm and a vessel resembling a seahorse are just three of the innovative concepts shortlisted by the Carbon Trust as part of a competition to solve the problem of transferring engineers and equipment safely on to wind turbines as far as 300km offshore in wave heights up to around three meters. The project aims to improve the economics of offshore wind by keeping turbines generating electricity in the harshest sea conditions to increase revenues by as much


CTruk Floats 26m Semi-SWATH Design

CTruk Semi-SWATH26 Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) concept render (Image courtesy of CTruk)

CTruk is offering a 26m Semi-SWATH vessel in collaboration with BMT Nigel Gee for the European offshore wind industry.   The company plans to build this hull form in advanced composite, giving the enhanced seakeeping benefits of SWATH technology and the load-carrying capacity of a catamaran alongside increased power and speed gained from weight-saving composite. According to the builder, the 26.3m semi-SWATH design offers improvements in motion levels over conventional vessels and


Kenny to Take the BMT Helm

Sarah Kenny will become the next CEO of BMT Group. (Photo: BMT)

When BMT Group Ltd (BMT) current CEO Peter French retires in September, he will be succeeded by  Sarah Kenny, who joins BMT on August 1. “Sarah is well qualified to take on this role," said BMT’s Chairman, Sir John Hood


Fleet Performance Management is No Quick Win

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 Fleet Performance Management (FPM) can drive efficiency improvements of up to 38 percent, but many ship owners and operators are finding that FPM is costing, rather than saving them money. The expectation that once you plug and play an FPM system the savings will be immediate


BMT Launches New Fleet Performance Management Solution

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 BMT SMART (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has launched SMARTNOON, a new solution that can deliver higher resolution vessel performance data based on noon reports.   Taking a vessel’s noon report as a starting point, SMARTNOON adds metocean data


Hampton Roads Transit Christens New Ferry

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Virginia’s Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has christened its newest passenger ferry, the first of three to be delivered to the agency as part of a $7 million program to replace the fleet’s aging vessels, the newest of which was delivered in 1990 and the oldest of which has been in service


Friend of the Sea Turns to BMT for Reefer Vessels Certification

BMT Surveys (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been engaged by Friend of the Sea to investigate whether specialized reefer vessels comply with the broad set of requirements to qualify for certification. 


BMT Upgrades Its REMBRANDT Simulator

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BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced new enhancements to its marine navigation and maneuvering simulator, REMBRANDT, used globally by pilot organizations, shipping companies, naval architects, civil marine engineers and port authorities.  


BMT Awarded USCG Human Systems Integration Contract

BMT Group subsidiary BMT Designers & Planners Inc. said it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide Human Systems Integration (HSI) engineering and technical support for the U.S Coast Guard.    With a BPA funding ceiling of $9


BMT, Maersk Partner for Online Vessel Inspection

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BMT Group subsidiary BMT Surveys has partnered with Maersk to develop an online Marine Application for survey, Trend Evaluation and reporting (MATE) platform, which provides real-time data on the condition of vessels and changes in that condition over time.  


BMT, Lester Franks Partner for BWTS Retrofit Engineering

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BMT Design & Technology (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced a collaboration with Lester Franks, to provide a new service which will support ship owners in their response to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ballast water management regulations which come


BMT Asset Performance Launched

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BMT Asset Performance, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has been launched following the recent decision to merge BMT Cadence which delivers safety and environmental risk management services and BMT Reliability Consultants which focusses on reliability and supportability engineering.  


BMT ARGOSS Launches Ice Charting Capability

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BMT Group subsidiary BMT ARGOSS has launched its ice charting capability which will supplement its weather forecasting offering to provide a more enhanced and cost effective service to customers looking to harsh environments.   Jean-Paul Lindeboom


BMT Secures RoPax Ferry Design Contract

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BMT Group subsidiary BMT Nigel Gee (BMT) said it has secured a new project to design an 85-meter steel-hulled catamaran RoPax ferry for Strategic Marine, a subsidiary of Triyards Holding Limited. The ferry is for Scottish ferry operator Pentland Ferries


BMT Wins Design Contract for Four US Commuter Ferries

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BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced its latest contract in partnership with sister company BMT Designers & Planners, for four 26.3m catamaran passenger ferries, destined for operation with Potomac Riverboat Company.  


Oldendorff Driving Digital Transformation

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Oldendorff Carriers and BMT SMART, a subsidiary of BMT Group, announce a new agreement which has led to the roll out of fleet performance management technology onboard Oldendorff vessels. Based on BMT’s on board data collection system and bespoke shore based management solution SMARTFLEET


BMT, UK’s MAIB Ink Rembrandt Deal

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BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics (BMT)  announced a new contract with the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).  BMT has installed its marine navigation and maneuvering simulator, Rembrandt and will provide ongoing specialized training






 
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