Best of BMT

Best of BMT

Advent calendar, 2020

This year, the Best of BMT showcases some of our most innovative and exciting projects, collaborations and partnerships from throughout 2020. Although we have faced a difficult year in the face of a global pandemic, our people have continued to immerse themselves in solving and delivering against our customers’ most complex challenges.

Most importantly, we feature our people and their passion, motivation and drive to provide solutions for our customers that deliver the greatest benefits and value.

Whether it’s seagrass restoration projects in Australia; our UK University collaboration to explore cleaner power systems; the promotion of STEM careers to women and young girls; our hurricane response solutions for oil and gas operators in the US, or an innovative new circular economy concept that supports building to reduce environmental footprint, you can read about our projects and people here.

Advent calendar

Day 1: City Water Savings

Commissioned by Sydney Water and the City of Sydney, we have been leading the water efficiency project for their Sustainable Destination Partnership.

Day 2: Honorary Associate Professorship appointed Jake Rigby

In recognition of a continuing partnership between BMT and the University of Exeter, the University has appointed Jake Rigby, BMT’s Research and Development lead in the UK, as an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering.

Day 3: Inner city river restoration

Working with London Borough of Enfield in the UK, we have been designing and securing funding for a multi-phase project to mitigate flooding that will have an impact on 200+ properties in the borough.

Day 4: Monitoring System Performance Review during Hurricane 2020

Offshore floating and fixed platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere operate in a complex environment. These structures are highly susceptible to wind gusts, choppy waves, loop currents, and extreme weather such as hurricanes.

Day 5: Promoting STEM careers to women and girls

In January 2020 our Business Analysts, Hazel Atkins became Chair of the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Young Professionals board (WYPB) having joined the board in 2019.

Day 6: Solving harbour maintenance challenges

We were delighted to be recently re-awarded the consultancy support services for the Western Australian Department of Transport Dredging Program for Coastal Facilities and Management Areas.

Day 7: 3D printing safety equipment for front-line NHS workers

Earlier this year, and at the beginning of the global pandemic, both our organisation’s owned printer, as well as printers owned by employees across BMT were working hard for the cause.

Day 8: Build with Lego

BMT's Luke Harrison submitted his ‘Build with Lego Concept’ to Defence Sustainability Challenge and was shortlisted to present to a panel of experts and Ministry of Defence (MoD) stakeholders at the LOGNET 20 Defence Logistics Conference.

Day 9: Warships 101, e-Learning course

We offer a new Warships 101 e-Learning course to plug the training gap that is needed to drive cost-effective upskilling for defence industry.

Day 10: Seagrass habitat restoration

Our team in Australia was pivotal in pioneering a novel method for seagrass transplantation which has now been implemented on several projects around the coast of South Western Australia.

Day 11: Helideck inspections and maintenance

Earlier this year we partnered with Bayards UP, the inspection and maintenance division of the Bayards Group, to provide a holistic helideck service solution to our clients in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Day 12: Improving biodiversity in urban populations

We have been working with London Borough of Waltham Forest in the UK to develop the design of a wetlands area in a very densely populated and urbanized area of North East London.

Day 13: Meeting global demand for food and energy

We are leading a number of projects to support the enhancement of Australia’s blue economy, through the delivery of world-class, industry focussed research into integrated food and energy production systems.

Day 14: Celebrating our digital innovation in asset management

BMT earned three finalist nods and took home the Digital Award at this year’s Energy Industries Council (EIC) virtual awards ceremony for our asset monitoring platform, BMT DEEP.

Day 15: We win the ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Programme’s Autonomous Navigation International Challenge

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has this month announced us as the winner of the first ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Programme challenge, which included participant representation from nine different countries.

Day 16: Supporting island business and tourism

We are working hand-in-hand with the community of the Isles of Scilly to develop the future vessels that will provide essential life-line travel and freight services to the island for years to come.

Day 17: Safer shipping

MATE, our vessel inspection technology and marine fleet management platform, has recently reached a significant milestone, with more than 2,000 surveys conducted.

Day 18: Women in defence awards 2020

This year, our Principal Naval Architect, Catherine Ingram has been nominated and shortlisted for an Equality of Opportunity Award for leading change through the Technical Women’s Forum, of which she is a founding member.

Day 19: Supporting the U.S. Navy with ship design studies

The U.S. Navy recently commissioned us to conduct industry studies to advance the design of the next generation of U.S. Navy Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance Ship (T-AGOS(X)).

Day 20: Partnering to maintain the Victoria-Class Submarines

For more than 12 years, Babcock Canada, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards (VSL), and BMT, have collaborated to maintain, refit, and upgrade Canada’s Victoria Class Submarines (VCS) and will be competing for the second phase of VCS sustainment as a cohesive group – called Team Victoria-Class.

Day 21: Supporting the Scottish Seafood Industry with innovative solutions

Sea lice infestation is a major issue facing aquaculture in Scotland. Productivity loss due to lice infestations has a major impact on the industry, which contributes £1.8 billion annually to the Scottish economy. We are very excited to be part of this programme and recognised as one of the Seafood Innovators in the UK.

Day 22: Maritime Research and Innovation UK

We have been extensively involved in this initiative to develop a network of regional, industrial and academic communities to ensure a coherent and collaborative approach to maritime research and innovation in the UK.

Day 23: Researching safer pipeline design

We have been awarded a research project valued at $750K by PHMSA with industry co-funding from the Colonial Pipeline Company. The project is focussed on the developing liquid pipeline physical trial data from testing at our facility in Ottawa, Canada to then use this data to validate enhanced modelling tools.

Day 24: Assessing climate change vulnerability

To support internal Seqwater capacity building on understanding climate change risks of built assets, we developed an online and clickable spatial asset vulnerability tool using ArcGIS story board.