26 March 2019
BMT and National Grid Start the Journey to Explore Energy Highways
BMT is proud to have joined forces with National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET), owners of the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, to help the British energy giant plan energy highways of the future by exploring the impact of an increasing number of electric vehicles on our roads.
Noel Tomlinson, Transport, Energy and Infrastructure Business Development Manager at BMT said:
“We’re extremely proud to have been appointed to work on this innovative research project. It builds on our extensive expertise delivering first-class studies examining how technologies will evolve to meet future requirements across land, air and maritime domains. We look forward to working in close collaboration with NGET’s team to deliver a best in class solution.”
Energy highways are normal motorways that have been constructed for energy storage and have electric vehicle chargers integrated into their design. With the number of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles increasing each year, we will work with NGET to carry out an innovative energy highways project. The project will use a number of BMT tools and processes to investigate the infrastructure required to support the electrification and thereby de-carbonisation of transport.
Our team of specialists will create a series of concept designs along with providing high level analysis of the performance, risks and opportunities of each energy highway proposal. As part of the work we’re also looking into the electrification and charging infrastructure for both naval and commercial shipping sectors. The research will review the naval industry, the electrification of ships, and will assess what charging facilities might be needed across Great Britain in the future to support the increased electrification of shipping.
BMT is an independent consultancy providing engineering and technical support to a variety of government and commercial customers. With a strong background in design and engineering consulting we have established a significant presence in both the military and civil domains, leading to a wide range of forward looking studies to examine how technologies will evolve to meet future requirements across land, air and maritime domains, as well as across ‘smart, sustainable cities’.
30 July 2020
BMT Defence and Security UK has received the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) 2020 Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for its work supporting Reservists and the Armed Forces.
8 July 2020
Mark Sullivan, BMT’s Operations & Capability Director, has joined the panel of judges for this year’s E&T (Engineering and Technology) Innovation Awards.
7 July 2020
Each year, Maritime Safety Week marks the UK government’s recognition of the excellent safety work that goes on across the maritime sector. Now in its third year, it provides a valuable opportunity to focus on specific safety challenges and what is being done to tackle them, as well as helping to share knowledge, experience and best practice and to deliver key safety messages.
6 July 2020
As part of IMarEST’s two-week long virtual conference, BMT’s Phaedra Gibson, Head of Training Services, will be presenting on Humans and Autonomy and the future of the maritime workforce.