Adam Joins BMT Board
Design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group Ltd informs that Richard Adam has joined its board as a nonexecutive director. Qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1982, Adam has a wealth of financial acumen, M&A and international business experience, having served as finance director of private and listed businesses for nearly 30 years. From 2007 until retiring in 2016 he was group finance director of Carillion plc and previously, he held the same role at Associated British Ports Holdings plc for seven years.
Kenny to Take the BMT Helm
When BMT Group Ltd (BMT) current CEO Peter French retires in September, he will be succeeded by Sarah Kenny, who joins BMT on August 1. “Sarah is well qualified to take on this role," said BMT’s Chairman, Sir John Hood. "She is ambitious for BMT and her extensive background in the marine and defence industries means she is ideally positioned to ensure that BMT’s research and development roots are cultivated and innovation nurtured. Kenny comes from QinetiQ where most recently she established and led the Maritime, Land & Weapons business as Managing Director, reporting to the Group CEO.
SHIPLYS to Advance Ship Design, Production Process
The European Commission has granted 6.2 Million Euros ($6.9mln) for a new research project called SHIPLYS (Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions). The project gathers a team of 12 leading maritime companies and research facilities from several European countries in order to develop simulation and modelling tools that will minimise the time and costs involved in ship design and production. Calculation and modelling tools currently used to overcome these needs are difficult to use and time consuming, especially for SMEs.
BMT Upgrades Its REMBRANDT Simulator
BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced new enhancements to its marine navigation and maneuvering simulator, REMBRANDT, used globally by pilot organizations, shipping companies, naval architects, civil marine engineers and port authorities. Separate controls for setting wind, wave and swell wave parameters have been introduced. By allowing independent control of these features, more realistic scenarios can be examined – a feature of particular relevance for offshore simulations, as well as certain critical port approach maneuvers, BMT noted.
BMT Hires Barhey to Lead Regional Development in Asia
BMT Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has appointed Dr. Sukhy Barhey as Director to lead the implementation of BMT Asia Pacific’s strategy and expand its specialist service offering across the region. Dr. Richard Colwill, Managing Director of BMT Asia Pacific commented, “The ports, infrastructure and built environment sectors are increasingly faced with complex challenges requiring ever greater specialization, efficiency and problem-solving capability across their value chains. Dr.
BMT Asia Pacific Names New Director
BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has appointed Dr Sukhy Barhey as Director to lead the implementation of BMT Asia Pacific’s strategy and expand its specialist service offering across the Region. Dr Richard Colwill, Managing Director of BMT Asia Pacific comments: “The Ports, Infrastructure and Built Environment sectors are increasingly faced with complex challenges requiring ever greater specialisation, efficiency and problem-solving capability across their value chains.
BMT Appoints New Chairman
International maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group announced the appointment of Sir John Hood KNZM as Chairman of BMT Group Ltd. with effect from October 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Neil Cross at the end of BMT’s financial year on September 30. Sir John Hood is a nonexecutive director of BG Group plc and WPP plc, chairman of Urenco Ltd (from which he will retire later this year), Matakina Ltd., and Study Group Ltd.; president and chief executive officer of the Robertson Foundation; and chair of the Rhodes Trust and Teach For All.
BMT, Endeavour Energy Win Africa’s LNG Import Terminal Contract
BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has been appointed Owners Engineer and lead design consultant by Endeavour Energy for the development of the LNG storage and regasification facility, a part of the Ghana 1000 Gas to Power Project and Africa’s first LNG import terminal. Endeavour is co-leading development with General Electric, Eranove and local partners Sage Petroleum with the aim of providing the Ghanian government with Sub Saharan Africa’s largest power park, providing more than 1000MW to the national grid once completed.
BMT Isis to Support NATO Submarine Rescue System
BMT Isis (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced that it will provide safety and environmental support for JFD’s five-year contract with the UK Ministry of Defence for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). JFD, which was formed by the merger of James Fisher Defence and Divex in 2014, has been awarded the five-year contract which includes options through to 2023 and encompasses all aspects of operation and through-life-support. The service will be…
BMT Innovation Recognised in AWA Awards
BMT WBM (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced that the Hawkesbury-Nepean River and South Creek model, developed for Sydney Water has been awarded the Program Innovation Award at this year’s Australian Water Association’s (AWA) New South Wales (NSW) Awards. BMT developed the TUFLOW FV (estuarine and riverine) component of the model, a core modelling tool which is used in many environmental modelling projects. Sydney Water is Australia's largest water utility, supplying water, wastewater, recycled water and some stormwater services to over 4.6 million people.
BMT Completes Hong Kong Port Study
BMT Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, is pleased to announce the completion of The Strategic Development Plan for Hong Kong Port 2030 (HKP2030) on behalf of the Hong Kong Government. The Study is a key element in guiding local port development policy and planning investment for the future. Following an in-depth review of the containerised cargo market in Hong Kong, BMT developed a plan to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong’s port sector via a series of staged improvements to the existing container terminals and facilities…
BMT Recognized as an 'Outstanding Employer'
BMT Group Ltd, an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been recognized in the Global Business Excellence Awards 2014. The judging panel recognized BMT’s continued focus on its staff and how effective communication, management and support was recognized as the cornerstones of the organization’s success. BMT’s Employee Engagement Index of 80% compares very favourably with the ‘good’ industry benchmark of 50% and in the most recent staff survey, 84% of respondents were ‘satisfied working for their operating company’.
BMT Oceanica Wins APPEA Study
Marine and coastal environment specialist, BMT Oceanica (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has been awarded the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association’s (APPEA) “Understanding the Risks of Unplanned Discharges” study. BMT Oceanica will be working with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to deliver this key project which will update current knowledge on the potential environmental impacts of unplanned releases of hydrocarbons and other chemicals into the marine environment.
BMT Names New Offshore O&G Sales Manager
BMT Group Ltd (BMT) has appointed Ray McGlynn as Sales Manager for Offshore Oil and Gas. McGlynn will be responsible for European and African regional sales support and assisting Louise Ledgard, Offshore Oil and Gas Business Development Lead in supporting the coordination of ocean engineering sales across the BMT Group. McGlynn has extensive experience within the oil and gas industry including marketing and sales activities, strategic planning and business development, as well as extensive project management skills; from initial tendering through to project completion, BMT said.
New Sales Director at BMT Reliability Consultants
BMT Reliability Consultants (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced the appointment of Dan Oakley as Sales Director. Holding a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Fluid Power Systems, Oakley has over 20 years’ experience specializing in systems engineering, primarily in the defense and aerospace domain. Previously employed as Business Manager for a global defense prime contractor, Oakley was responsible for identifying…
BMT SMART Appoints Sjoberg
BMT SMART Ltd., a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd. has appointed Sebastian Sjoberg as Sales & Business Development Manager. Sebastian has a BSc in Naval Architecture from Arcada University of Applied Science, with over 10 years’ experience within the maritime sector working with suppliers of software solutions for shipping, shipyards and consulting companies. He also has over six years sales and business development experience during which Sebastian was based in South-Korea and Singapore.
BMT WBM Supports AQUIS Great Barrier Reef Resort Project
BMT WBM (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has provided critical inputs to the Environment Impact Statement (EIS), in the areas of flooding, water quality and coastal processes for the A$ 8.15 billion AQUIS Great Barrier Reef Resort Project proposed in Cairns in north Queensland. The EIS has been prepared by Flanagan Consulting Group for the proposed integrated resort and casino project featuring accommodation for up to 12…
BMT WBM Wins Hydraulic Assessment Project for Queensland
BMT WBM (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, is delighted to announce that it has won the bid to provide a Comprehensive Hydraulic Assessment as part of the Brisbane River Catchment Flood Study (BRCFS) for the Queensland Government. Given the significant logistical challenges and technical complexities, BMT has tailored a bespoke and innovative, industry leading approach underpinned by international best practice. The project forms part of a broader framework of the Brisbane…
BMT Reports Solid Performance
BMT Group Ltd (BMT) has announced a solid financial performance for the year to September 30, 2013. Although market conditions have been challenging, BMT secured revenues of £163.3m, an increase of 5% year on year, with underlying operating profits of £11.3m, a proportion of which has been distributed to the staff through the company’s profit share schemes. David McSweeney, BMT’s Finance Director explains: “ BMT now earns more than two-thirds of its income from non-U.K. customers, illustrating the truly global nature of our operations.
Packshaw Joins BMT Group Board
BMT Group Ltd. announced that Charles Packshaw has joined the Board of Directors as a nonexecutive Director. Charles has 30 years’ experience working with financial institutions in the City of London and is currently Head of UK Advisory at HSBC Bank, where he is responsible for advice to clients on strategy, acquisitions, capital structure, equity and debt financing and shareholder relationships. Prior to this, Charles was Managing Director of Lazard’s Corporate Finance Division in London. He began his career working in the construction industry and is a Chartered Civil Engineer.
BMT Fleet Technology Names Byrtus President
BMT Fleet Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Darcy Byrtus as President. Darcy joins BMT from General Dynamics Canada where he held the post of Director of Business Development for Naval Programs and Project Management. There, he was responsible for the strategic planning, opportunity identification and pursuit for all naval programs and for the promotion of General Dynamics’ capabilities to the Canadian Department of National Defence.
BMT to Support NSRP Welding Research Project
BMT Fleet Technology Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced its latest research project with the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) to evaluate recent advancements in Integrated Cold Electrode (ICE) welding technology. Jointly funded by industry and the U.S. Navy through NSRP, this project will look at how this technology can improve productivity rates and reduce the construction costs of both commercial and naval vessels. As the project lead, BMT will work closely with a number of partners including: Huntington-Ingalls Industries’…
New VP at BMT Designers & Planners
BMT Designers & Planners (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, appointed Ralph Duncan as Vice President of Business Development. A University of New Mexico, Naval Postgraduate School and Stanford University graduate, Ralph has over 30 years’ experience in the marine engineering sector. He has worked as an analyst and senior marine engineer, and has held a number of senior roles for Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Art Anderson Associates, most recently as VP Marine Design and Research.
BMT's CargoHandbook Goes Mobile
BMT Surveys, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the launch of a new App which will provide mobile access to its world-renowned CargoHandbook database. The App is now available as a free download for both Android and iOS users. CargoHandbook is the world’s largest online database for cargo transportation in the marine industry. As a rich source of knowledge, BMT Surveys aims to provide and share information…
Kopernicki joins BMT Group Board
BMT Group Ltd., an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that Jan Kopernicki has joined the Board of Directors as a nonexecutive Director. Jan has extensive experience in the shipping industry, with his career at Shell spanning over 40 years. As Head of Shipping until his retirement in 2011, his global team was responsible for Shell’s portfolio of oil tanker, LPG and LNG vessels and for advising on safety and environmental aspects of shipping.
BMT SMART Appoints McKelvie Product Manager
BMT SMART Ltd. (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced the appointment of Laura McKelvie as Product Manager. A University of Southampton graduate in Naval Architecture, Laura has been working with BMT for five years specializing in vessel performance monitoring and analysis. She has been involved in all aspects of the BMT Smartservices product offering including performance analysis and consultancy and product installations on a variety of vessels.