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BMT to Present at U.S. Offshore Wind Forum


BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, today announced that its Managing Director, John Bonafoux will take to the stage at the Business Network for Offshore Wind’s 2016 International Partnering Forum (IPF), to be held between the 2nd and 5th October in Newport, Rhode Island. John will be joined by Ralph Duncan, Vice President of Business Development for sister company, BMT Designers & Planners Inc. The two companies are working closely together servicing the US commercial and defence maritime markets.

BMT Nigel Gee, with over 30 years’ experience, has designed more than 30 wind farm support vessels, all of which are now in operation across the globe. Participating in the Opening Up Deployment Windows Through New Innovation session on the 4th October, John will discuss Vessels in O&M Operations, highlighting the vessel types required and the qualities needed to deliver fit for purpose crew transfer vessels, with specific reference to aspects such as hull design, propulsion systems and machinery options.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I congratulate the speakers selected as part of the third annual IPF. For the past two years, the Network has brought together top developers, policy makers, global experts, and U.S. businesses,” said Business Network for Offshore Wind Board Chairman Donald Hairston, Vice President and General Manager of Meggitt, a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems. “The Network has become the hub of the offshore wind community and the Forum, a place for critical discussions and unprecedented networking opportunities.”

The 2016 IPF will also feature Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), U.S. BOEM Director Abigail Hopper, and many more speakers from a wide range of corporations such as Dong Energy, Siemens, GE, SABIK, Aeolus Energy, APEX LLC, utilities, grid operators, think tanks, global experts and others.

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