BMT Group Finalizes Purchase of NavCon
Maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group Ltd. has agreed to purchase Navegação e Controle Indústria e Comércio Ltda (NavCon), a Brazilian specialist in monitoring systems for the offshore oil and gas industry. BMT Scientific Marine Services Ltda was previously a minority stakeholder in NavCon. This new agreement fully integrates NavCon into the BMT group of companies, and the company’s name has officially changed to BMT NavCon Ltda. NavCon was founded in 1998 and is located in the technological site of São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil. The company specializes in data acquisition and motion monitoring systems, navigation and heading reference systems, and GNSS receivers for offshore, air, land and space applications.
BMT Acquires JFA Consultants
BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy is set to broaden its capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region with the successful acquisition of port and harbour engineering specialists, JFA Consultants Pty Ltd based in Perth, Western Australia. This acquisition will help to enhance BMT’s offering, whilst complementing its existing expertise and knowledge through well-established subsidiaries already in the region including BMT WBM and BMT Design & Technology. Founded in 1999, JFA Consultants has provided vital support for a number of major port developments in Western Australia,…
BMT Restructures Marine Survey Businesses
To better position itself in the market and meet customers’ needs of regional expertise accessible through local offices, BMT Group Ltd (BMT) has announced that marine surveying companies BMT De Beer and BMT Techmar became BMT Surveys on the May 1, 2013. This will help provide clarity and a more uniformed approach, whilst paving the way for future expansion both in Europe and further afield. This name change will see BMT Techmar become BMT Surveys (Antwerp) with BMT De Beer becoming BMT Surveys (Rotterdam) supported by additional offices in Amsterdam, Harlingen, Delfzijl and Jakarta.
New Regional Sales Manager for BMT Group
In a bid to further strengthen its sales force BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Ledgard. Louise will take up the position of Regional Sales Manager (Europe) providing vital support for all of the subsidiaries that operate within the Energy and Environment sector. With a PhD in Materials Engineering and Design, a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physics and a Masters in Business Administration under her belt…
BMT Achieves Strong Financial Results
BMT Group Ltd, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced today that it has achieved strong financial results, despite a difficult year for the global economy and the maritime industry in particular. A turnover of £142m provided the group with an underlying operating profit of £11m in the year to 30 September 2010, £5.8m of which has been distributed to the staff through the company’s profit share schemes. Comprising 23 subsidiary companies…
BMT to Showcase Monitoring Portfolio at SMM
BMT SMART Ltd (BMT), a fleet performance management system and BMT Group Ltd subsidiary, will showcase its performance monitoring portfolio this coming September at SMM in Hamburg, Germany. The SMART suite of solutions works by continually collecting vessel performance data and presenting key information to the crew via the ship’s computer displays. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are displayed in a format designed to be easily understood by mariners, aimed to enable optimum vessel performance decisions.
BMT Acquires Verweij & Hoebee
To strengthen BMT’s market position in blue water surveys, BMT Group Ltd, acquired marine survey and consulting engineers, Verweij & Hoebee. A co-founder of the Association of Marine Surveyors and Consulting Engineers, Verweij & Hoebee was established in 1913 in the Netherlands and has built a strong reputation as a leading provider of both blue water (coastal) and brown water (inland) Hull & Machinery (H&M) surveys in Europe. Bruce Verweij, Managing Director, comments: “This acquisition actually gives us the best of both worlds.
BMT Awarded NDLO Ship Design Contract
BMT Defence Services Ltd , a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced that it has been confirmed as design contractor for the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation ’s (NDLO) logistics and support vessel (LSV), supported by sister companies BMT Reliability Consultants Ltd and BMT Isis Ltd. The auxiliary vessel, designed to cover a multitude of roles and to be built by DSME in their Okpo yard, will measure 180 metres in length, 26 metres in beam, and have a displacement of over 26,000tonnes.
BMT Nigel Gee Celebrates 25th Anniversary
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, celebrates 25 years of innovative vessel design this year. Established as Nigel Gee and Associates Ltd in June 1986, by Nigel Gee and John Bonafoux, the company is recognized as one of the world’s leading naval architecture and marine design consultancies. The company has designed numerous high speed passenger catamaran ferries, including the world’s fastest passenger ferry and expanding into the yacht, naval and offshore oil and gas sectors.
Matthews joins BMT
BMT Group Ltd, announced the appointment of Jayne Matthews as Manager, Operational Risk. Jayne will be responsible for leading and managing risk and risk support activities, as well as the internal audits of BMT Group and BMT subsidiary companies. She will also take charge of controlling BMT’s unique Sustainability Management System (SuMS).Jayne has over 20 years’ experience working in quality management. She also holds a BA in Biochemistry, PHD in Biological Sciences, Post Graduate Certificate in Quality Management, membership of the Chartered Quality Institute and is a Chartered Quality Professional.Jayne joins BMT Group having run her own management consultancy business for a number of years…
Jayne Matthews Joins BMT Group
BMT Group Ltd, a maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy firm, has appointed Jayne Matthews Manager, Operational Risk. Matthews will be responsible for leading and managing risk and risk support activities, as well as the internal audits of BMT Group and BMT subsidiary companies. She will also control BMT’s Sustainability Management System (SuMS). Matthews has over 20 years’ experience working in quality management. She also holds a BA in Biochemistry, a Ph.D.
Wendy Barnes Joins BMT Group Board
BMT Group Ltd, a leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce that Wendy Barnes has joined the Board of Directors as a Non-executive Director. Wendy is presently a Non-executive Member of the main Board of OFWAT, the economic regulator of the water industry in England and Wales, a Non-executive Director of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Services and a Non-executive Director at the Met Office. She was Interim Chief Operating…
BMT Asia Pacific: New MD for Singapore Ops
Singapore based, BMT Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, announced today the appointment of Per Røed as its Managing Director. With a background in ship design, technical ship management and international shipping, Per’s focus for the business will be to continue its steady growth in the Asia Pacific region, particularly in the areas of maritime terminal developments; specialist vessel design; shipping services; and risk consultanty. Formerly Head of Vessel Newbuilding at AP Moller–Maersk in Singapore, Per brings with him a wealth of experience in leading the design, construction and delivery of vessels to the company’s fleet.
BMT Expands Into Central London
BMT Group opened of a new central London office to support its rapid growth. The new complex, close to St Katherine’s Dock and the City of London will house elements of subsidiary companies, BMT Hi-Q Sigma, BMT Surveys, and BMT WBM under one roof. Both new and existing clients will benefit further from the collective skills and wealth of knowledge available within the BMT group of companies. Peter French, Chief Executive of BMT Group said: “Our new central London location brings the subsidiary companies into close proximity with clients and partners in government…
Navcon Sells Stake to BMT Scientific
Navcon Navegacao e Controle Ltda, a Brazilian specialist in monitoring systems for the offshore oil and gas industry, entered into a formal partnership with BMT Scientific Marine Services Ltda. The company has an advanced R&D background and widespread experience of working offshore Brazil. Navcon’s current oil and gas activities align with those of BMT and include anchorage torpedoes and riser monitoring systems, monobuoy monitoring systems as well as metocean and wave measurement buoys. BMT Scientific Marine Services Ltda is a subsidiary of the international engineering, maritime and risk management consultancy, BMT Group Ltd. BMT Scientific Marine Services Ltda…
New Managing Director for BMT Cordah
Aberdeen-based, BMT Cordah, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, an international maritime design, environmental and engineering consultancy, has announced the appointment of Norman Di Perno as its Managing Director. Dr David Sell, who has been the company’s Managing Director for the past four and a half years, will take up the role of Technical Director. With a background in environmental engineering and hydrogeology, Di Perno’s focus for the business will be to further enhance its global reach as a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy for the offshore oil and gas and marine renewable sectors. Di Perno has held both Managing Director and Director positions throughout his career and has worked within the BMT group of companies since 2000.
BMT Group Acquires Hi-Q Systems
International design, engineering and risk management consultancy, BMT Group Ltd. announced the acquisition of Hi-Q Systems Ltd. Basingstoke-based Hi-Q Systems offers architecture and requirements services as well as providing a specialist resourcing service. It focuses on working with clients to bring clarity to establishing needs for procurement and business change. The company, whose clients include the Ministry of Defense, WS Atkins, BAE Systems, Thales, Electricité De France and Centrica, complements the skills and offering provided by existing group company, BMT Sigma Ltd. Through both BMT Sigma and Hi-Q Systems, BMT will offer an expanded sector-leading service to support clients’ needs in integrated performance management, business improvement and complex decision making processes.
BLRT Group & BMT to Cooperate on Vessel Designs
The relationship has begun with an outline agreement for BLRT Marketex to construct four new 24m highly flexible and high capacity Windfarm Support Vessels (WSV) for the operator, Sure Wind Marine. BLRT Marketex is a leading industrial company in Estonia offering advanced complex solutions from steel, stainless steel and aluminium for Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Industrial and Marine markets. Currently, it is building four 20m WSVs for Sure Wind. BLRT Marketex belongs to one of the leading industrial holdings on the Baltic Sea…
Mantel to Head New BMT Operating Company
BMT Group Ltd (BMT), an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced a new commercial operating company which will focus on the provision of high value, innovative vessel performance management and decision support solutions for the maritime industry. BMT SMART Ltd. will draw on years of experience and knowledge from around the BMT group of companies to help accelerate the delivery of BMT’s SmartServices business line, and build a strong presence in the digital shipping markets.
Fulcrum Buys BMT Snyek Technologies
BMT Group announced the sale of BMT Syntek Technologies Inc to Fulcrum Corporation. Fulcrum Corporation, based in Arlington, VA., providies customized services and solutions to organizations within the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation, and various private sector companies. The Board of BMT Group believes this to be a beneficial move for the staff of BMT Syntek Technologies, given the prolonged period of time during which the company has seen its traditional market become increasingly squeezed and restricted to small business set-aside contracts.
Kopernicki joins BMT Group Board
BMT Group Ltd., an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that Jan Kopernicki has joined the Board of Directors as a nonexecutive Director. Jan has extensive experience in the shipping industry, with his career at Shell spanning over 40 years. As Head of Shipping until his retirement in 2011, his global team was responsible for Shell’s portfolio of oil tanker, LPG and LNG vessels and for advising on safety and environmental aspects of shipping.
BMT Acquire Australian Maritime Consultancy, Oceanica
BMT Group Ltd , a leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy acquire Oceanica Consultiong Pty Ltd. The acquisition of Oceanica is intended to further strengthen BMT’s capacity and technical offering in Western Australia’s buoyant market, while complementing the expertise and knowledge in the region of BMT’s established Asia-Pacific subsidiaries, including BMT WBM and BMT JFA Consultants . Established in 2000, Oceanica provides specialist consultancy services for marine, coastal and estuarine environmental issues, working with corporate and government clients throughout Western Australia.
BMT Group Created from Merger
The BMT Group, maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced the merger of three companies, BMT SeaTech, BMT Argoss and the Southampton and Polish businesses of BMT Cordah. The merged entity will retain the name of BMT Argoss. The capabilities of each company are being brought together to offer customers full turn-key solutions. In the Oil and Gas sector, BMT is working with oil majors to provide environmental information, particularly in harsh environments such as strong currents, high waves, ice, etc. Information systems are providing input at the planning and design stages as well as supporting day to day operations.