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”
7 March 2021
Designing a vessel for a pioneering offshore wind project in Japan requires BMT to work to new rules
2 March 2021
Industry insights about ferry designs at the forefront of innovation: TV interview with Sylvain Julien, Director of Naval Architecture , BMT and Greg Trauthwein of Maritime Reporter TV
20 January 2021
BMT’s latest passenger ferry, designed for Kitsap Transit in the United States, has successfully completed sea trials and is ready to start operation in the next few weeks. The ENETAI out-performed design requirements during vessel trials, delivering to Kitsap Transit; a lighter, faster, and smoother riding vessel.
11 January 2021
Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has awarded a contract to BMT to provide consultancy services for the concept design of a new passenger ferry for the Gourock, Dunoon and Kilcreggan routes. The new ferry will be designed to replace the vessels currently operated on the routes by CalMac.