BMT Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel Design at International WorkBoat Show 2022

30 November 2022

  • To meet the industry’s growing demand for lower carbon emissions, capacity and prolonged offshore operations, BMT is introducing its new 32m Crew Transfer Vessel design to what is already an extensive range of designs.
  • In this design, BMT offers a fully hybrid propulsion option. With several hybrid vessels in service including ‘MPA Guardian’, BMT is able to offer the latest system architecture, tailored to the vessel’s specific operational profile.

BMT announces its brand new Crew Transfer Vessel design.

Keeping construction cost down for customers is one of the key priorities for BMT, so every aspect of the design such as vessel structure, layout, and key equipment choices is optimized to be easier to build and more affordable.

This latest hull design draws upon many years of experience in designing these types of vessels. It offers superior seakeeping for the toughest conditions using a hull featuring a Z-Bow – proven on many of the BMT in-service vessels.

Crews and engineers’ safety and comfort are fundamental to BMT’s approach with this design. Spaces around the vessel have been carefully arranged to improve workflow. The wheelhouse has been designed to offer outstanding visibility to facilitate crew transfers. The superstructure is resiliently mounted and significantly reduces noise and vibration.

At 32m (105ft), the vessel’s size has been increased for a larger cargo deck area and increased load capacity. This will enable the vessel to play an increased role during the windfarm construction phases, with the ability to carry more equipment in support of the larger ships.

This design features BMT’s patented and latest generation Active Fender System, an essential feature that enhances transfer capability in a wider range of sea states, as well as the safety of the technician transfer in challenging sea conditions, and reduces the potential for impact damage to the vessel or turbine structure.


BMT 32m Crew Transfer Vessel

“At BMT we collaborate with many industry-leading shipyards around the world, meticulously working through each area of the design. Our team is a pioneer in the CTV market with over 60 vessels currently in-service in Asia, Europe and the USA. With this design we are pushing the envelope, offering a significant stepping stone towards achieving net zero,” said Jonathan Cotgreave, BMT’s Lead Naval Architect.

As independent designers, BMT provides vessel design services to shipyards, vessel owners and operators around the world, using its specialist and experienced team of naval architects, engineers, 3D modellers and project managers. The interdisciplinary design team use the latest software to produce engineering output of the best possible quality.

“Using experience and expertise, we provide excellence in design and naval architecture at any stage of a project, from early concept and feasibility studies, contract, and class-level design to detailed production engineering, commissioning and refit. We support our customers through their whole vessel life cycle, from concept design and procurement to maintenance and improvements of their existing fleet and vessel life extension and replacement programs,” added Jonathan.

BMT is a pioneer in new generation hybrid ship design. As a reputed naval architecture firm with an industry-leading track record designing award-winning high-speed vessels that optimize fuel efficiency and emission reduction through intelligent power management, BMT supports a diverse range of boat builders and vessel operators around the world with specialist, independent design and consultancy services.

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