Most governments in South East Asia ratified the IMO’s marine pollution at sea regulations. The regulations required that appropriate facilities are provided to receive waste from ships calling at their national port.
National Response Corporation (NRC), during which it was an affiliate of US public company Seacor International, identified these facilities as an investment opportunity and required experts to evaluate its business viability.
NRC appointed BMT to undertake a regional study to assess the commercial potential of developing a marine waste collection and reprocessing network, resulting from the implementation of the regulations by the governments of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. Work undertaken by BMT included:
BMT also assisted in preparation and implementation of a business strategy including identification of and marketing for specific key developments to government and potential investors.
BMT was appointed to develop a Masterplan for a new port at Hon Gai in Vietnam.
As part of a government scheme to increase agricultural exports from a Vietnam province, BMT was appointed to help the client examine existing and planned port facilities and transport networks; estimat the potential cargo demand; establish possible strategic development options corresponding to the economic and competitive framework and highlighted possible risks to each option.
BMT was involved in the development of Dawei port terminal which required careful consideration of design for current, waves and sedimentation
BMT assisted in the development of offshore oil facilities on Pulau Busing Island, off Singapore's busy south coast. The work was motivated by the increasing costs of oil, and the BMT team was in place to assess a total engineering design and project management consultancy for four new jetties.