16 December 2019
BMT completed its landmark consultation work for the Vital Group in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), in a great example of cooperation between Australia and Pacific Nations. The vessel will assist Vital with the Coconut for Life project, which involves the revitalization of the FSM’s coconut industry for the benefit of the Micronesian people.
BMT Defence and Security Australia, Managing Director, Peter Behrendt said.
“This project is a great example of Australia doing its bit in promoting economic development in the Pacific,”
“The Pacific is an important region for BMT, and for Australia in general. We hope to have many years of cooperation between our company and the Federated States of Micronesia,” he said.
“BMT has been involved in many aspects of planning for how this landing craft vessel will be used, including in the supply chain, workforce development and infrastructure upgrade requirements,” Mr. Behrendt said.
“I look forward to seeing how the landing craft vessel and the Coconut for Life Project contribute towards the local economy and the livelihoods of Micronesians,” Mr. Behrendt said.
Jared Morris, CEO of the Vital Group, thanked BMT for their contribution to the project. “BMT has been a great partner for the Coconut for Life initiative, having provided extensive maritime technical expertise since 2017.”
The landing craft arrived in its new home port of ‘Weno’, an island transport strategic municipality of Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia, on 16 December 2019.
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On Monday, 13 June 2022, BMT’s Gordon MacDonald was presented with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM). An honour that recognises Australians for outstanding achievement and service.
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BMT is pleased to announce that Lisa Hammock, Environmental Protection and Sustainability Managing Consultant, has been awarded the David Goodrich Prize by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA). The prize, awarded annually and named after David Goodrich, a former president of RINA and one of the founders of BMT, is given for the best paper presented at the annual RINA Warships conference.
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Once again in 2022, BMT is proud to Sponsor the Royal Navy Women’s Cricket Team. This relationship has been in place for a number of years and the team are clear about the impact the funding has on being successful in their game.
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BMT will offer an updated concept design from its ELLIDA™ multi-role logistics ship design family for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Joint Support Ship project, SEA2200