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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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BMT's XSS Wind Farm Support Vessel Makes Splash

BMT XSS Design Launch: Photo credit BMT Nigel Gee

BMT Nigel Gee's first 26m XSS Windfarm Support for Turbine Transfers launched at the Sepers B.V shipyard in Holland. The XSS (Extreme Semi-SWATH) offers significant improvements in motion levels over conventional platforms and is on target for delivery to Turbine Transfers later this year in time to demonstrate its capabilities in the rougher autumn and winter weather. This boat is intended to enable improved availability throughout the year providing O&M operations when they are most needed.

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…

BMT-Designed Flex Ferries Delivered in Singapore

A trio of 38-metre Flex Ferries, built by Singapore’s Penguin Shipyard International and designed by Southampton-based BMT Nigel Gee, have been delivered to their new owner, Horizon Ferries, following successful sea trials in Singapore. The BV-classed, Singapore-flagged monohull ferries – christened “Horizon 7”, “Horizon 8” and “Horizon 9” - are among only a handful of fully compliant high-speed “2000 HSC Code” monohull ferries to be designed and built in recent years. The vessels recently commenced operations between Singapore and the Indonesian island of Batam…

New Products from BMT Nigel Gee

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, has introduced several new technologies. One of these, a damping system, is designed to reduce motions by more than 50% to prevent seasickness. BMT has also created a mounted superstructure designed to reduce internal ambient noise levels and elimiate structure-borne vibration. Several of these technologies are currently being incorporated into the new 19m vessel under construction for Turbine Transfers, the design of which fully complies with the new DNV Wind Farm Service 1 class notation introduced earlier this year. BMT Nigel Gee is exhibiting on stand A207 at Seawork International 2011.  

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. BMT has worked extensively with Potomac Riverboat Company to develop the concept for the new vessel and continues to support the project with production engineering to the selected builder. BMT Nigel Gee’s experience and proven designs in the fast, low wash ferry sector was a key factor in selection.

Nigel Gee and Associates Acquired by BMT

Nigel Gee and Associates Ltd., has been acquired by British Maritime Technology Ltd (BMT). With Nigel Gee’s mix of military, commercial and yacht design expertise, this acquisition will enhance the portfolio of services BMT offers to clients. Roger Swann, Chief Executive of BMT, said: ‘I believe this acquisition will strengthen our capability in both the high speed shipping and defence sector. Nigel Gee and Associates Ltd is an extremely innovative design company and I am confident it will make a significant contribution to BMT.’ Nigel Gee will remain as Managing Director and John Bonafoux as Technical Director. Roger Swann and Peter French, BMT Operations Director (Europe & The Far East), have joined the Board as a director and Chairman respectively.

Trearddur Bay Completes Sea Trials

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BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced that windfarm support vessel Trearddur Bay, its latest design for Turbine Transfers,  has successfully completed sea trials in the Solent, achieving 31 knots with 8 metric tons DWT. With sea trials completed Trearddur Bay has immediately started work for Dong Energy. Built by Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) on the Isle of Wight, Trearddur Bay was launched in December 2014. The vessel is 21m long with a beam of 7.0m and utilises BMT’s well proven catamaran hull form.

Three BMT Nigel Gee Design WSV's Launched

WSV Superstructure Detail: Photo credit BMT Nigel Gee

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. The XSS is currently in transit to the open sea in order for trials to commence in the coming weeks.

Ship Registry Passenger Yacht Code Collaboration

BMT Nigel Gee collaborates with Cayman Island Shipping Registry to share industry knowledge and insight. BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, is set to launch its latest technical paper in collaboration with the Cayman Island Shipping Registry (CISR). Developed to provide insight for a wide range of industry stakeholders, the paper examines aspects of the 2010 Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) which aims to provide a Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) equivalent code for yachts wishing to carry up to 36 passengers. Prior to the development and publishing of this code, yachts wishing to carry more than 12 passengers were subject to full SOLAS and Loadline compliance with associated cost and design complexity.

Turbine Access System wins Carbon Trust Funding

Houlder and BMT Nigel Gee have announced they have been awarded a contract from The Carbon Trust as one of the selected participants in the Offshore Wind Accelerator Access (OWA-A) Competition. The competition, backed by the Trust and eight leading wind farm developers, challenged industry to think beyond traditional approaches, to enable access to the turbine structures for engineering personnel and equipment in further offshore windfarms that are being developed. The Houlder…

Strategic Marine Wins Offshore Wind Contracts

20 metre catamarans designed by ship designer BMT Nigel Gee.

Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has started 2012 strongly, signing contracts to build eight 20 metre offshore wind farm crew transfer vessels (including options) for the European market. The company will also be establishing a Service Network in Europe to support the vessels it will be supplying to clients in the region. The vessels will be managed by Njord Offshore, a subsidiary of Norse Management UK, which has a long history in the marine industry. Strategic Marine's Chief Marketing Officer…

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.

Njord Offshore Orders BMT-designed WSVs

BMT Nigel Gee Ltd. announced that it has won a design for the construction of up to eight advanced 26m Windfarm Support Vessels (WSV), to be built by the Australian shipbuilder, Strategic Marine. The vessels are to be built for Njord Offshore Ltd. who has already taken delivery of eight BMT designed 21m WSVs, also built by Strategic Marine. Developed from BMT’s range of WSVs with Njord Offshore, the vessels will be 26m in length with a beam of 9.1m, powered by four Scania DI16 070 diesel engines, driving Servogear controllable pitch propellers (CPP) through a combining gearbox.

BMT Nigel Gee Reaches 1,000th Project

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BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, and an independent naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy, is celebrating its latest achievement in securing its 1,000th project which will involve the delivery of detailed production engineering for a ferry machinery conversion. John Bonafoux, Managing Director of BMT Nigel Gee commented, “Reaching our 1,000th project is a massive achievement. Our first ever project seems such a long time ago now, but I still remember it well.

BMT to Support Hong Kong Government Ship Design

From l-r: Wilson Kwan, Principal Marine Engineer BMT Asia Pacific-Hong Kong; Cheung Sik Woon, Surveyor of Ships / HK Marine Department Government New Construction Section; Leung Wai Hok, Senior Surveyor of Ships / HK Marine Department Government New Construction Section; Richard Colwill, Managing Director, BMT Asia Pacific-Hong Kong;  Chow Siu Wah, Peter, Surveyor of Ships / HK Marine Department Government New Construction Section (Photo: BMT)

BMT Group subsidiaries BMT Asia Pacific and BMT Nigel Gee have been appointed to provide vessel design consultancy services to the Hong Kong government. The contract, awarded by the Hong Kong Marine Department following a competitive tender, includes provision for the design and specification of up to seven new composite patrol vessels for the Harbor Patrol Section. BMT said its experience in the design and specification of a wide variety of craft (GRP/steel/aluminum alloy) and hullforms (monohull/catamaran) delivered over the last decade was key in securing the contract…

BMT Performs Production Engineering for ATB Tug

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Independent naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy BMT Nigel Gee (BMT) said it has completed detailed production engineering for the Nancy Peterkin, an articulated tug barge (ATB) tugboat, built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) and destined for Kirby Offshore Marine. Recently launched by NBBB, the Nancy Peterkin is the first of two ATB tugs with its sister ship, the Tina Pyne scheduled for launch in December 2015. Providing both structural and mechanical detailed design services as part of the production engineering process was BMT…

BMT, Ares Deliver Luxury Passenger Ferries

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BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, and Ares Shipyard announced that the first two boats of a series of eight luxury passenger ferries destined for Qatar, have been completed and delivered to the customer. BMT worked closely with Ares Shipyard to produce an innovative design with particular attention to ease of construction. This has allowed the first two vessels to be delivered to the customer less than seven months after initial discussions on the project. The remaining six vessels will be delivered over the next four months with four currently in build.

BMT Expands to Meet Increased Workload

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BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced the completion of new offices in Southampton in order to meet a large increase in design work. Operating across four principal market sectors, the naval architectural practice delivers design and engineering services for specialised vessels in the commercial, yacht, defence and offshore energy markets. With 62 live projects, BMT has made an exciting start to 2015. Current contracts equate to a total vessel length of nearly 2600m, with projects spreading across 13 countries, over three continents.

BLRT Group & BMT to Cooperate on Vessel Designs

BLRT 24m WSV Designed by BMT Nigel Gee:Photo credit BMT Nigel Gee

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…

Fast Crew Boat Design: BMT Wins Penguin Contract

BMT-designed Fast Crew Boat: Photo credit BMT Nigel Gee

BMT Group subsidiary, BMT Nigel Gee, contracted to design two 25-metre Fast Crew Boats for Penguin International Ltd. Penguin Shipyard International, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based crewboat builder and operator, Penguin International Limited. Penguin is building the two BV classed, 70-passenger Fast Crew Boats for ARCO Marine and Oilfield Services for deployment in Nigeria’s offshore oil and gas industry. Delivery of the vessels is expected in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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 structures. The TAS enhances safety as well as increasing wave height capability, by utilising a damped roller system which allows the vessel a degree of vertical movement at the foundation and executes crew transfer via a lightweight, motion compensated gangway.

BMT Engineer Competes in Sky1 TV Challenge

Naval Architect Sam Stevens, from BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy recently undertook one of the biggest engineering challenges of his career to date. Sam was part of a team of four competing in the Sky1 premiere of SAFEBREAKERS, a brand new series produced by Maverick TV, hosted by Ben Shephard. Sam and his team were tasked with building an amphibious car from scratch, with a budget of £1000.

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, and will serve the Friesland Islands connecting Harlingen…

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