11 September 2019
BMT has unveiled its latest concept design, the ELLIDA™ multi-role logistics ship, at this year’s international defence trade show DSEI 2019. ELLIDA™ will be the third family of vessels designed by BMT for the auxiliary market and will complement the AEGIR and SALVAS families.
The ELLIDA™ concept is underpinned by the proven experience that BMT has gained while designing the AEGIR vessels now in service, the Tide class with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and HNoMS Maud with the Royal Norwegian Navy.
The first member of the ELLIDA™ family is a 195m multi-role support and logistics vessel designed to provide the capabilities needed in future global operations, offering the flexibility of a large hull, with internal vehicle and stowage decks, weather deck stowage and additional accommodation. It has the utility to transport and deliver troops, vehicles, equipment and supplies from anywhere in the world in support of amphibious warfare and littoral manoeuvre. Its versatile mix of ship-to-shore offloading and logistics capabilities allow support to naval operations through landing craft, boat operations, multi-spot aviation and replenishment at sea.
BMT considered the operational background and future requirements during the development of ELLIDA™ - including the development of operational concepts against current and future doctrines of several navies. The result is a balanced design, able to react to the dynamic operational requirements of military commanders in support of government policy for a number of different nations.
“In Norse mythology, God of the Sea, Aegir, presented Viking with a magical ship called Ellida – so the name for our latest family of vessels seemed like an obvious choice,” comments Benjamin Dunscombe, Business Development Manager at BMT.
“Navies around the world need to be equipped with the best possible auxiliary platforms to support global operations as flexibly, safely and reliably as they can. As designers of proven in-service auxiliary platforms, we are confident that the ELLIDA™ family of vessels will help to deliver this objective.”
30 April 2021
BMT’s Cathy Ingram and Technical Women’s Forum wins RINA Eily Keary Award 2021. The Eily Keary award recognises the increasing equality, diversity and inclusion in the maritime industry.
25 March 2021
BMT’s Cathy Ingram wins Equality of Opportunity category at the Women in Defence UK Awards We are delighted to announce that Cathy Ingram, Principal Naval Architect at BMT, won the Equality of Opportunity Award at the 2020 Women in Defence UK Awards virtual ceremony.
8 March 2021
BMT has been awarded a prime contract to conduct industry studies for the U.S. Navy’s T-ARC(X) cable ship replacement program. The contract consists of capability and cost trade studies in key areas, investigation of options to maximize affordability and producibility, and development of a concept design.
13 January 2021
The Strategic Development Team – comprising DE&S personnel, industrial representatives from Babcock and BAE Systems, CACI and BMT - has been recognised for achieving ‘Full Operating Capability’ for the Common Support Model programme supporting the Royal Navy’s fleet of complex warships.