9 April 2018
BMT’s latest 27m crew transfer vessel (CTV), designed for Njord Offshore, has successfully completed sea trials, reaching a top speed of 27 knots. Njord Zenith is the first of two 27m vessels built to a BMT design by Cheoy Lee Shipyards in China.
Jago Lawless, Technical Director at BMT explains: “We have a number of 26m CTV vessels operating that have been designed and built in accordance with Lloyd’s Register’s rules for Special Service Craft and the UK code for High Speed Offshore Service Craft. This 27m vessel however, is the first CTV designed by BMT that utilises a highly efficient Z-bow hull form. This hull form gives added waterline length resulting in excellent high-speed performance during transit, yet optimised zero-speed seakeeping performance, minimising the unwanted vertical buoyancy forces that may otherwise be experienced during push-up operations in head seas. Having a steady vessel during technician transfer is vital.”
To ensure the best performance can be achieved during these transfer operations, the vessel utilises the Active Fender System, exclusive to BMT and is propelled by quad Volvo IPS 900, offering excellent speed performance, high bollard pull and outstanding manoeuvrability.
Jago adds: “Njord Zenith is the largest, most versatile, multi-role CTV we have launched to date and is a step change with regards to both fuel and deadweight capacity.”
With a maximum fuel bunkering capacity of 52,000L or a combined cargo / fuel capacity deadweight of up to 50 tonnes, the vessel has the capacity to transport up to 24 offshore personnel and includes an innovative bridge design with full height front window for improved fore deck visibility, as well as docking whilst transporting containers.
Jago concludes: “Our prominent market position and strong order book reinforces our ability to offer superior technical solutions to the most demanding maritime situations within the fast-growing offshore energy market. Customers value our strengths in helping them to improve not only their seaborne operational performance, but the overall performance of their companies.”
2 March 2021
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
2 February 2021
BMT’s Phil Thompson will talk about our winning solution to the ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Programme challenge. The webinar hosted by the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) will take place on 16th February at 10:30 (GMT).
20 January 2021
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.
11 January 2021
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.