We have the skills and capabilities to offer a world-class naval architecture and engineering service and an unmatched depth of experience with all hull form types, propulsion systems and configurations, and structural materials. We provide a complete range of design consultancy services, from requirement definition and assessment to plan approval and the development of refit specifications for a wide range of vessel types.
In short, we offer our customers the complete solution. But owners and yards need confidence as well as solutions, so in addition to our proven vessel designs, we share our insight into performance requirements, design and build implications to help accurately price and assure the quality of all our work.
We further reduce risk through production-friendly, detailed design that’s tailored to a yard’s capabilities, along with high-quality deliverables that reduce the need for rework.
The key to our success is our reliability and our unrivalled track record of delivering challenging designs that consistently meet performance and specification.
Underpinning this ability is our innate understanding of production related issues and our close cooperation with shipyard production.
BMT has an ever expanding range of proven vessel designs with the portfolio including vessels ranging in size from 9m to 220m in length and speeds up to 70 knots.
Since the emergence of the offshore renewables market, we have been at the forefront of developments in the wind farm support vessels (WFSV) essential to operating and maintaining these assets.
We’ve delivered proven designs for many high-performance naval craft of up to 80m, such as patrol vessels, high-speed landing craft and logistic support vessels. Our Defence and Security capabilities also complement our range, up to large combatant vessels.
Our range of proven passenger and Ro-Pax ferry designs cover the full spectrum of operational requirements, such as ultra-low wash applications, zero or low-carbon emissions, rough weather conditions or high speeds of up to 60 knots.
Lateral is BMT’s new name in the large yacht market. Created via a partnership of two industry-leading companies - BMT and Oceanco – it combines creativity with engineering expertise.
With designs for commercial vessels ranging from fireboats and Research and Survey vessels to general workboats and cargo vessels, we consistently provide successful solutions to meet challenging owner and operational requirements.
Bringing a wealth of experience to every naval architecture project along with the resources to create marine designs that are practical, efficient and effective.
We can deliver excellent capabilities in mechanical and systems engineering. BMT undertake whole-vessel engineering from concept to production design.
With over 30 years’ experience BMT specialise in the design of steel, aluminium and composite structures.
Offering a range of outfit engineering from concept through to class and production level.
We support operators and shipyards by developing customised vessel designs to meet specifications for speed, performance, range, seakeeping and efficiency.
Class-level design involves the definition of all the major plans required for approval by the nominated Classification Society and Flag State.
BMT offer a comprehensive suite of production engineering services that use state of the art production software and qualified, experienced operators to provide a comprehensive service for a wide range of vessels.
In addition to new build design and detailed engineering, BMT offers a wide range of consultancy services in support of our clients, ensuring that the optimum and most cost and operationally effective solution is achieved.
Our people strive to deliver the best service, engineering excellence and value for all our customers. Meet some of our talented professionals.
First look at the BMT designs for Steamship Company’s new passenger and cargo vessels. State-of-the-art designs for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s new passenger and cargo vessels designed by BMT are being revealed for the first time.
Designing a vessel for a pioneering offshore wind project in Japan requires BMT to work to new rules
Industry insights about ferry designs at the forefront of innovation: TV interview with Sylvain Julien, Director of Naval Architecture , BMT and Greg Trauthwein of Maritime Reporter TV
BMT’s latest passenger ferry, designed for Kitsap Transit in the United States, has successfully completed sea trials and is ready to start operation in the next few weeks. The ENETAI out-performed design requirements during vessel trials, delivering to Kitsap Transit; a lighter, faster, and smoother riding vessel.
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has awarded a contract to BMT to provide consultancy services for the concept design of a new passenger ferry for the Gourock, Dunoon and Kilcreggan routes. The new ferry will be designed to replace the vessels currently operated on the routes by CalMac.
14-Jun-2021 - 16-Jun-2021
Institute of Asset Managers (IAM) gathers industry leaders to help provide a space where the wider community can see how climate considerations are increasingly common in asset management planning.
15-Jun-2021 - 17-Jun-2021
Seawork is Europe’s leading commercial marine and workboat exhibition, providing businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services to an international audience.
The use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel is not a new point of focus in the marine industry. As far back as 2006, Lateral first started exploring (under the BMT brand at that time) the application of hydrogen to commuter ferry designs, and then again in 2013 via a study of hydrogen carriers.
Dr Hashim Khalid Yaqub
BMT’s approach to VR development for training, design and R&D closely follows game design principles. We utilise these innovative techniques and technologies for our VR projects for defence and security customers.
More and more high-profile organisations, are already seeing neurodiversity as a talent strategy and recognise the strengths neurodiverse people can bring to the workplace.
Freyja Lockwood, Dr Chris Mobley
In the digital economy, cities are a key setting for the collection of the data that enables modern technology and service firms to thrive, from sharing economy platforms like Uber or Airbnb, to providers of the technology that power local services. But as the lines between human agency and smart agent-like devices become increasingly blurred, there’s an emerging challenge in building trust and public acceptance.
A conversation with BMT’s Principal AI Lead, Dr Esin Turkbeyler
Ross Mansfield, Jake Rigby
The 'digital twin' is now a recognised core component of the Industry 4.0 journey, helping organisations understand their complex processes, resources and data to provide insight into their business and help optimise their operations.
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