6 February 2020
The Flex-42X, designed and developed by BMT and Penguin Shipyards, is a midsized crew boat powered by three conventional Caterpillar C32 ACERT main engines. With top speed of 30 knots it is arguably the most efficient design on the market.
In addition, Alkahfi Chief benefits from the integration of a walk to work system located on the aft deck, an interceptor based ride control system, and luxurious business class seating on a 2 by 2 seats configuration.
The Flex-42X is a multi-role support platform designed to support a number of operations duty in addition to its primary purpose as a personnel and cargo transfer vessel. Specialist duties include security and escort, search and rescue, emergency response, fire-fighting, and medivac.
BMT Specialised Ship Design, Head of Business Development, Noel Tomlinson, said:
“BMT and Penguin Shipyard International are delighted to have won this accolade for Support Vessel of the Year. The Alkahfi Chief has set a new industry benchmark through its innovative design, efficient operation and quality of the amenities offered to the crew and personnel”
1 July 2020
The two new 70m LNG-fuelled ROPAX ferries ‘Willem Barentsz’ and ‘Willem de Vlamingh’ for Dutch operator Rederij Doeksen set a new benchmark in ROPAX design.
15 June 2020
Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) announces commencement of its research program with commissioning of 17 scoping projects, with BMT’s collaboration to boost ties between industry, researchers and the community.
8 June 2020
The optimised design for a windfarm support vessel (WFSV) under the Japanese flag adds to BMT’s expanding portfolio of WFSV’s operating worldwide and establishes a presence for BMT in the country’s fast-growing offshore wind sector.
1 June 2020
BMT reaches important milestone for the Formosa 1, Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan. The BMT-designed Service Accommodation Transfer Vessel (SATV) has now been commissioned and has commenced its first long term charter for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.