8 March 2021
The contract consists of capability and cost trade studies in critical areas, investigation of options to maximize affordability and producibility, and development of a concept design. BMT’s partners on this project include Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG), ABB Marine & Ports, and Noise Control Engineering.
The industry studies are a crucial step in the Navy’s recapitalization of its undersea cable installation and repair capability, as the only operational ship, USNS ZEUS (T-ARC 7), is nearly forty years old and needs to be replaced.
BMT will develop a T-ARC(X) design that integrates its team’s operating cable ship designs portfolio with a newly tested hull form. BMT’s approach will apply the successful methodology employed on similar industry studies performed recently. The team also integrates producibility considerations in its approach through its shipbuilding partner, FMG.
Rick Cox, Vice President in BMT’s U.S. defence business, commented:
“We’re excited to continue our vessel design support to the U.S. Navy. This award demonstrates the strength of BMT as a trusted design partner of choice, the diversity of our vessel portfolio, and our global naval architecture capabilities.”
In a series of similar U.S. Government industry studies contracts awarded to BMT, the latest award includes the Navy’s T-AGOS(X) and USCG’s Offshore Patrol Cutter programs. BMT continues to position itself as the leading independent ship design agent in the U.S., capable of working with shipyards of all sizes to deliver projects ranging from small commercial tasks to complex U.S. Government shipbuilding programs.
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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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