Regional Head of Design & Engineering
The key to our success is our reliability and our unrivalled track record of delivering challenging designs that consistently meet performance and specifications. Underpinning this ability is our innate understanding of issues related to production and our close cooperation with shipyards.
In addition to our proven vessel designs, we share our insight into performance requirements design and build implications to help price accurately and assure the quality of all our work.
Lateral Naval Architects is a BMT joint venture with Oceanco, established to meet the high-quality demands of a unique industry. Lateral provides complete engineering expertise to the superyacht industry, from project conception to delivery, operation and refit.
Ship design is at the very heart of what we do, and our global teams continue to drive innovation across the industry.
Artificial intelligence has for decades been rumoured to revolutionise ship design and change the ways we work forever. However, apart from improving Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools, the creation of general ship arrangements is relatively the same as in the 1980s.
Alfred, built at the Strategic Marine shipyard in Vietnam, for Pentland Ferries is the greenest ferry of its kind, using 60% less fuel than similar vessels in the area.
As the importance of climate change and its impacts are understood, the consequences will be felt by us all. We are already seeing the market demanding emissions reduction as the global shipping industry adapts to meet future regulations. Over the next 30 years, we expect innovation to accelerate and for enablers such as autonomous technologies to be increasingly adopted, allowing the global shipping industry to reduce its environmental impact, also becoming more efficient.
BMT is a conference sponsor, speaker and exhibitor at the 2021 Institute of Asset Management (IAM) Conference annual conference focused on looking at how asset management can meet the challenges of climate change.
BMT’s ‘Energy Saving Technology (EST) Asset Leasing Models’ project announced as one of the competition winners in UK’s first funding call to industry
Our ‘Energy Saving Technology (EST) Asset Leasing Models’ project highlights our commitment to a future vision of efficient and sustainable shipping.
One of the most significant challenges of warship procurement is the need to keep pace with technological developments and changing strategic contexts.
To complement our ship design offer and the move towards autonomous vessels, we support the development of maritime autonomous systems collision avoidance regulations. Our ship simulator REMBRANDT is at the cutting edge of autonomous navigation. We're also partnering with Zulu Associates to look at autonomy in short sea shipping.
The requirement to reduce maritime emissions in the next decade has brought this reality ever closer; it is not something to drop into the pending tray. If we do not make plans now, we stand little chance of even scratching the surface of the targets.