22 December 2019
A great deal of the world’s freight is transported by rail as it can often be more efficient than other means of transportation. But that efficiency depends significantly on the ability to load and unload freight safely, efficiently and accurately while maximising the capacity in each wagon. Getting loads of coal, iron ore and other materials loaded rapidly presents several challenges, and many train loading stations are typically operated manually, which means that performance can vary. Wagons can be loaded inconsistently or unreliably, causing a bottleneck.
It’s an issue that can cost companies a great deal of time and money, both due to delays and the heavy fines they can incur if they fail to move a load or unload enough cargo in the allotted time.
But thanks to the experience, expertise, and innovation, we’ve addressed the problem definitively by developing the first autonomous clamshell TLO in the world. Our ground-breaking Autonomous Train Loadout system delivers optimised train loading with industry-leading reliability and repeatability. It also provides a virtual reality remote operations interface to allow operators to monitor the facility in an immersive, real-time environment.
The resulting train loading times are far faster, allowing for an additional train to be loaded each day and reducing variability in the process.
This world-first automated system ensures consistent, continuous loadout of trains that will help companies realise operational efficiencies, maximise their stockpile capacity, minimise the costly use of mobile plants, and reduce the cost per tonne handling rate.
16 November 2023
We are proud to be awarded the contract of trusted technical support consultant for Port of Milford Haven. Providing independent governance and support throughout the vessel design, build, training, and trial phases.
20 October 2023
Shining a dual spotlight on Culture and Sustainability excellence in the energy supply chain
11 October 2023
BMT is proud to announce a transformative partnership with STEM Returners, an initiative that facilitates the return of skilled professionals to the STEM industry after a career break. This strategic collaboration aims to create inclusive opportunities and foster diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
19 May 2023
BMT today announced that it has been awarded a Hydrodynamic Marine Simulator Training contract by the Ministry Of Defence to deliver new, optimal levels of safety, operational efficiency, readiness, and an advanced 5-bridge training platform capability in customised navigation training for the Admiralty Pilots and Tug Masters of the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers (QECC) in Portsmouth.