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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Nigel Gee News

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Lateral Naval Architects Launched

UK-based BMT Nigel Gee and Dutch- based superyacht builder Oceanco have signed a strategic partnership for the formation of a new naval architecture and engineering company—Lateral Naval Architects Ltd. Lateral will provide high quality naval architecture and engineering services to the industry as well as collaborating with the shipyard’s own engineering team and network of co-makers and subcontractors. All of BMT’s work in the large yacht market will be undertaken by Lateral and will build upon the company’s extensive knowledge base and capability in the large yacht market.

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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.

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BMT Expands to Meet Increased Workload

BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced the completion of new offices in Southampton in order to meet a large increase in design work. Operating across four principal market sectors, the naval architectural practice delivers design and engineering services for specialised vessels in the commercial, yacht, defence and offshore energy markets. With 62 live projects, BMT has made an exciting start to 2015. Current contracts equate to a total vessel length of nearly 2600m, with projects spreading across 13 countries, over three continents.

Jason Steward (Image courtesy of BMT Nigel Gee)

Steward to Lead BMT Nigel Gee Business Development

Jason Steward has been appointed business development manager of BMT Nigel Gee, a role in which he will support the expansion of business in both new and existing markets, delivering design and engineering services within the commercial, offshore energy, defense and yacht sectors, BMT said. Steward, a University of New South Wales graduate in naval architecture, has more than 20 years’ experience in the marine market, with previous roles including regional manager for Austal Ships…

Stewart Graves, managing director, and Rita Beard, safety officer, observing work being carried out by Benjamin Cardew, Paul Hethrington and Richard Davey on the 20m BMT Nigel Gee design wind farm support vessel (Photo courtesy of Mustang Marine)

Mustang Marine Launches Recruitment Drive

Mustang Marine, which is under a new ownership and management structure after being bought out of administration in May 2014 by a group of nine investors, has completed a broad range of orders in what was a successful second half of 2014, the company reports. Now, the Pembroke Dock-based firm says it is actively recruiting skilled workers and apprentices to meet a busy work schedule going into the New Year. Mustang Marine has created 12 new jobs over the last six months, bringing the total workforce to 42 people.

The design is based around delivering an extreme of high speed and high volume, for which BMT’s semi-SWATH catamaran is ideal.

BMT Nigel Gee To Launch Project L3 at Monaco Yacht Show

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, will be launching its latest innovative design, ‘Project L3’ at the Monaco Yacht Show. Building on Nigel Gee’s heritage in the development of specialised platforms, married with Rob McPherson’s appetite for styling something a little bit different to the norm, this bold concept is maintaining the exceptional standard that has come to be expected from BMT concept design collaborations. The design is based around delivering an extreme of high speed and high volume, for which BMT’s semi-SWATH catamaran is ideal.

ShipConstructor 2014 R2.1

ShipConstructor Update Responds to New Needs

ShipConstructor 2014 R2.1, released from SSI, has been specifically designed to rapidly respond to emerging trends in ship design and engineering as identified by SSI's new Client Council program, the company said. "Both technology and industry requirements are evolving quickly so our clients continually need to adapt," explained SSI CTO Denis Morais. "SSI's Client Council program has been designed to address this by having focus groups of similar clients propose new features that SSI can quickly incorporate into our software.

BMT-designed Fast Crew Boat: Photo credit BMT Nigel Gee

Fast Crew Boat Design: BMT Wins Penguin Contract

BMT Group subsidiary, BMT Nigel Gee, contracted to design two 25-metre Fast Crew Boats for Penguin International Ltd. Penguin Shipyard International, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based crewboat builder and operator, Penguin International Limited. Penguin is building the two BV classed, 70-passenger Fast Crew Boats for ARCO Marine and Oilfield Services for deployment in Nigeria’s offshore oil and gas industry. Delivery of the vessels is expected in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Strategic Marine WSV: Photo credit Strategic Marine

First Strategic Marine WSV Delivered

Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine delivers first of 8 Wind Farm Support Vessels (WSV) from its Singapore shipyard. The 21 metre multipurpose vessel was built at the company's recently expanded Singapore shipyard for Madliena Shipping (Jersey) Ltd and will be managed by Njord Offshore Limited, a subsidiary of Norse Management UK, to be employed in wind farm crew transfer and support in European waters. The offshore wind farm crew transfer and support vessels are among the most sophisticated in the market, built to DNV Class Rules - +IAI HSLC R2 Wind Farm Service 1.

WSV Superstructure Detail: Photo credit BMT Nigel Gee

Three BMT Nigel Gee Design WSV's Launched

Three new Windfamrm Support Vessels (WSV) built to BMT Nigel Gee designs launched in 10 days from three different shipyards. The vessels range from a 19.4m propeller driven conventional catamaran design to a 26m Extreme Semi-Swath (XSS), fitted with active motion damping systems consisting of T-Foils and interceptors. Sea trials for two of the vessels have been completed, both of which have met all expected performance criteria. The XSS is currently in transit to the open sea in order for trials to commence in the coming weeks.

Ship Registry Passenger Yacht Code Collaboration

BMT Nigel Gee collaborates with Cayman Island Shipping Registry to share industry knowledge and insight. BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, is set to launch its latest technical paper in collaboration with the Cayman Island Shipping Registry (CISR). Developed to provide insight for a wide range of industry stakeholders, the paper examines aspects of the 2010 Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) which aims to provide a Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) equivalent code for yachts wishing to carry up to 36 passengers.

BMT XSS Design Launch: Photo credit BMT Nigel Gee

BMT's XSS Wind Farm Support Vessel Makes Splash

BMT Nigel Gee's first 26m XSS Windfarm Support for Turbine Transfers launched at the Sepers B.V shipyard in Holland. The XSS (Extreme Semi-SWATH) offers significant improvements in motion levels over conventional platforms and is on target for delivery to Turbine Transfers later this year in time to demonstrate its capabilities in the rougher autumn and winter weather. This boat is intended to enable improved availability throughout the year providing O&M operations when they are most needed.

Offshore Wind Turbine Access System Trial Completed

Houlder & BMT Nigel Gee announce that their jointly developed Turbine Access System (TAS) has successfully completed offshore trials. The TAS was fitted to Turbine Transfers’ 24m Cemlyn Bay for a four week trials period at RWE’s Rhyl Flats offshore windfarm off the coast of Wales. The TAS is a lightweight motion compensated gangway that provides substantially improved access to offshore wind turbines for maintenance personnel. It considerably increases the level of safety and operability, both of which are prime goals for offshore wind farm operators and developers.

BMT Nigel Gee to Design Battery-Powered Ferry

BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has won an order for the design of a 25m all electric, 150 passenger ferry in China. In order to demonstrate the practical use of a battery-powered ferry within the estuarial and coastal waters, where marine transportation provides a viable alternative to land-based transport, a new green ship design will be developed. BMT has been tasked with providing the design based on the success of its low resistance hull form technology, which is currently in use in many low wash catamaran ferries.

BMT Engineer Competes in Sky1 TV Challenge

Naval Architect Sam Stevens, from BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy recently undertook one of the biggest engineering challenges of his career to date. Sam was part of a team of four competing in the Sky1 premiere of SAFEBREAKERS, a brand new series produced by Maverick TV, hosted by Ben Shephard. Sam and his team were tasked with building an amphibious car from scratch, with a budget of £1000.