BMT launches new operating company


port feasbilibilityBMT Group, the international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the launch of a new commercial operating company that will focus on providing highly specialised services to the global shipping and ports market.

BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics will bring together BMT’s current teams based in the UK and the Netherlands to fully integrate a range of complimentary expertise in floating and fixed structures, as well as near shore and coastal wave modelling. This allows BMT to offer leading specialist advice and simulation systems to cover a whole range of interdependent issues that impact planning, design, operability, safety and training in ports, terminals and shipping.

Dr Phil Thompson, Managing Director of BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics explained: “This new operation will allow us to bring together well established and recognised teams with a tightly integrated and coordinated focus on our key markets.  Combining these three teams, originating from BMT ARGOSS, reflects BMT’s growth expectations.”

BMT’s Rembrandt navigation simulation system will form part of the new company’s portfolio. With a proven track record of over 25 years in supporting the development of new ports and terminals and more recently in the FSRU and FLNG sectors, its credibility is further evidenced by the unparalleled number of gas carrier and cruise shipboard system installations.  This type of tool supports the teams in assessing navigation, access channels, berthing, pilotage, training and incident reconstruction. Expertise in offshore, coastal and near shore wave environments further support assessments for operability, moored ship response and the impact of coastal or near shore operations in shipping and port developments.

BMT’s Search and Rescue Information System (SARIS) will complete the company’s portfolio of services. SARIS is the market leading search planning tool with a global client base, including the UK’s Maritime Coastguard Agency; who have been successfully using SARIS operationally for over 20 years.