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.
New Directors Appointed at BMT
To facilitate further growth and to support the Managing Director, BMT ARGOSS (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced the appointment of two new Directors. Shane Amaratunga whose career with BMT dates back to 2000 will assume the role of Director of Internal Affairs, while Wilfred Aaldriks will take the position of Director of External Affairs. Focusing on internal strategies, Shane’s main responsibility will be to ensure the effective execution of overall conformance activities within each of the company’s business lines in order to achieve excellence in areas such as technical…
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.
Subsea 7 Selects BMT for Offshore Deal
Subsea 7 selected BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT), subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, to supply the riser monitoring system for the Aasta Hansteen Spar, approximately 300 km off the coast of Norway. The system includes an innovative suite of remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) deployed strain, motion and position sensors to monitor steel catenary riser (SCR) response in the Touch Down Zone (TDZ). Data acquired by the riser monitoring system will be used to validate both the spar and SCR design.
Fatigue and Fracture Analysis of Ship Structures
BMT Fleet Technology Limited, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, announced the next Fatigue and Fracture Analysis workshop for Fall 2011. This three-day workshop will be of interest to Naval Architects, Engineers and Ship Superintendents who are responsible for vessel design, maintenance and operation. Senior students engaged in naval architecture studies would also benefit. The workshop presents tools and techniques for quantitative fatigue and fracture assessment of ship structures considering the materials, structural geometry and loading. Practical application examples are used to reveal the value of this technology in supporting safe and cost-effective material, design and maintenance decisions.
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 Takes Home Two Seawork Awards
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, 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 access from workboats onto turbine structures. The TAS's damped roller system was designed to allow the vessel a degree of vertical movement at the foundation and to execute crew transfer via a lightweight, motion-compensated gangway. It does not require dynamic positioning (DP) and neither the TAS nor the vessel is connected to the turbine.
New VP of Engineering at BMT Designers & Planners
BMT Designers & Planners (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, has announced the promotion of Richard (Rich) Celotto who will take the role of Vice President, Engineering. With almost 40 years’ experience of maritime engineering, Richard has been with BMT for 17 years. Having worked extensively with the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) Ship Acquisition Directorate over the last 12 years, he will use his extensive knowledge of ship design, acquisition, repair and programme management to lead BMT’s growing Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering team.
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.
Kenny to Take the BMT Helm
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. "She is ambitious for BMT and her extensive background in the marine and defence industries means she is ideally positioned to ensure that BMT’s research and development roots are cultivated and innovation nurtured. Kenny comes from QinetiQ where most recently she established and led the Maritime, Land & Weapons business as Managing Director, reporting to the Group CEO.
BMT ARGOSS Awarded OHSAS 18001
BMT ARGOSS, an operating company of BMT Group Ltd. has been awarded the universally recognized standard for occupational health and safety, BS OHSAS 18001. BMT ARGOSS, supported by BMT’s Manager, Operational Risk - Jayne Matthews, implemented a fully integrated management system in offices located in the U.K. and the Netherlands to complement the system established in the Kazakhstan office. This will allow the organisation to effectively identify, control and reduce the risks associated with health and safety in the workplace.
BMT Nigel Gee to Design Battery-Powered Ferry
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has won an order for the design of a 25m all electric, 150 passenger ferry in China. In order to demonstrate the practical use of a battery-powered ferry within the estuarial and coastal waters, where marine transportation provides a viable alternative to land-based transport, a new green ship design will be developed. BMT has been tasked with providing the design based on the success of its low resistance hull form technology, which is currently in use in many low wash catamaran ferries.
BMT Awarded LNG Engineering For Côte d’Ivoire
BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has been appointed Owners Engineer and lead design consultant by Endeavor Energy, for the development of the LNG storage and regasification facility as part of the Songon Gas-to-Power Project in Côte d’Ivoire. Songon, a greenfield development, will consist of combined cycle gas to power generation with an integrated fuel solution, featuring purpose-built LNG infrastructure and a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).
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…
EU Project Aims to Improve Arctic Shipping Safety
A three-year, €6.5 million ($7.7 million) research project has been launched to address safety and efficiency in Arctic ship operations. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, SEDNA sets out to develop a risk-based approach to Arctic navigation, ship design and maritime operations. Recent years have seen a rapid increase in shipping operations in Arctic regions, as ice cover has reduced due to global warming. While this offers the potential to save significantly on voyage times…
BMT Launches Naval Innovation in London
BMT Group Ltd. (BMT) is set to launch a number of innovative warship designs at DSEI event in London. BMT reports that its platform designs have enjoyed a number of successes this year, most notably seeing the HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier (QEC) head out of the Firth of Forth and undergo her maiden sea trials, as well as welcoming RFA Tidespring, the first MARS tanker to the U.K. BMT’s VENATOR-110 which combines lean, manned and adaptable capability with the affordable procurement cost and dimensions of a Light Frigate will also feature on the stand.
BMT to hold Workshop
BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, announced the next Fatigue and Fracture Analysis workshop for Fall 2008. The popular three day workshop will be held at the Hilton Barcelona on November 18-20. It will be of interest to Naval Architects, Engineers and Ship Superintendents who are responsible for vessel design, maintenance and operation. Senior students engaged in naval architecture studies would also benefit. The workshop presents tools and techniques for quantitative fatigue and fracture assessment of ship structures considering the materials, structural geometry and loading. Practical application examples are used to reveal the value of this technology in supporting safe and cost-effective material, design and maintenance decisions.
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…
BMT Upgrades Its REMBRANDT Simulator
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. Separate controls for setting wind, wave and swell wave parameters have been introduced. By allowing independent control of these features, more realistic scenarios can be examined – a feature of particular relevance for offshore simulations, as well as certain critical port approach maneuvers, BMT noted.
BMT Earns Safety and Environmental Certification
BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT), a subsidiary of the international engineering, maritime and risk management consultancy, BMT Group Ltd has successfully obtained certification in the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety standards. As part of the accreditation process, BMT introduced a Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System earlier this year that demonstrates compliance with these internationally-recognized standards.
BMT, Lester Franks Partner for BWTS Retrofit Engineering
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 into effect next year. Trevor Dove, BMT Design & Technology’s Maritime Engineering Lead, commented, “The fitting of ballast water treatment systems in existing vessels can prove challenging not only because of their size, but also the complexity involved in integrating with existing systems.
Clark Managing Director, BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys
BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced the appointment of Nigel Clark as Managing Director with former Managing Director Dr. Phil Thompson taking on the role of non-executive Chairman. Clark has been with the company since September 2009 having joined as Finance Director. He has a background in the marine and offshore sectors having held senior positions…