BMT Supporting Acquisition and Sustainment at PACIFIC 2017
BMT Group (BMT), the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, will showcase its defence acquisition and sustainment capabilities, as well as its latest naval ship designs at the Pacific International Maritime Exposition in Sydney next week.
As a global leader in maritime and naval engineering consultancy, BMT has spent over 30 years supporting both Australian Industry in Sustainment Services to CASG and the Royal Australian Navy, while providing independent and critical support to GM Ships and Submarines.
BMT’s unique company employee ownership scheme allows for independent advice which has created a strong reputation for working alongside partners to solve the most complex technical and programmatic challenges.
Several BMT experts will take to the stage presenting their unique insights into the most pressing industry issues. Aidan Depetro, BMT’s Modelling & Simulation lead, will discuss the Design & Safety Challenges of Lithium-ion batteries for Conventional Submarines.
BMT’s latest naval ship designs will also be on display including the VENATOR®-110 Frigate, 48m Patrol Boat and 30m Fast Landing Craft. VENATOR-110 is a standard platform with a flexible/modular approach enabling different customers to have a ‘menu of choice’. It is also a design configured for ‘block-build’ enabling different parts to be built in different shipyards and is gaining traction through several overseas opportunities such as the US FFG(X) and Colombian PES programmes.
Visitors to the BMT stand will be able to experience first-hand the organisation’s unique modelling and simulation capabilities through a virtual reality simulation of the Australian Naval Shipbuilding Plan. Produced for the Australian Department of Defence, the simulation captures key details from the Plan and aims to support acquisition and sustainment decision-making.
Sarah Kenny, Chief Executive Officer at BMT Group comments: “BMT is delighted to be participating in the Pacific 2017 exhibition and conference. I am strongly committed to Australia, having just installed a new leadership team whom I have charged both with working alongside our customers to improve our service, and with developing Australian engineers to support the Australian naval enterprise, supporting the long term critical-skills sustainment that Australia needs.”