BMT Defence Services

Naval Platform Design and In-Service Support

Maritime House, 210 Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3DQ,Avon, United Kingdom



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BMT Defence Services is the leading independent centre of excellence for naval design and through-life support, delivering complex engineering and design capabilities for UK and international defence customers.

The company has platform design expertise in surface warships, submarines and auxiliaries and supports a wide range of government and industry customers with its expertise in naval architecture and engineering, systems engineering and information systems.

Naval platform design and warship upgrading

BMT’s designers and engineers have the flexibility and capability to undertake the complete design and assurance of whole new naval platforms, even down to the introduction of design changes to existing in-service naval vessels during refit.

BMT are constantly challenging the design capability within our multi-disciplinary project teams. The firm focus on innovation and the application of new technologies, BMT InSpira® co-ordinates R&D efforts towards new and emerging markets.

Staff at the company are motivated, experienced and create pioneering solutions. Innovation is not an end in itself but is applied to deliver tangible benefits and is grounded firmly in long experience of designing updates and upgrades to existing warships.

The disciplines exercised by BMT’s staff include naval architecture; marine, systems, structural and electrical engineering; software development; design assurance; safety and environmental compliance; and all aspects of risk and project management.

BMT is experienced in solution space engineering (the trading-off of performance against timescales and whole-life cost estimation). It gets involved early in the development of a naval programme, continuing to deliver its expertise through subsequent phases of ever more detailed design.

Being independent of equipment and sub-system manufacturers, ship builders, and prime contractors, BMT does not manufacture products, but is often involved during the manufacturing phase of defence acquisition programmes. This assures the maintenance of design intent throughout production design and execution.

In-service support and platform disposal

BMT’s involvement in naval procurement continues throughout a ship’s life. The company is a partner in a number of support alliances, including the Submarine Support Management Group (SSMG), which is employed by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to maintain, update and upgrade the Trafalgar, Vanguard and Astute class submarines, so that they operate safely and capably at sea.

The company delivers naval authority, documentation and combat systems configuration management, as well as safety and environmental consultancy services to defence agencies. This latter service helps the defence agencies keep their naval fleets operating effectively and aids in the proper disposable of them at the end of a platform’s life.

Innovative warship, submarine and auxiliary design

Whether working for the prime contractor or as a customer friend to the procurement agency, BMT has many years of experience in innovative design and support of Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels, both with regard to in-service ships such as RFA ARGUS and forthcoming platforms such as the future RN aircraft carrier (CVF / Queen Elizabeth-class), Type 45 anti-air-destroyer, Royal Navy submarine programmes and MARS tanker.

BMT provides advice to the defence agencies and industries of other countries too. For instance, the company has advised French industry and the Australian, Turkish and Canadian governments. The firm is also actively engaged in the research and development of new design concepts, including ocean-going conventional submarines, amphibious warfare vessels and auxiliaries.

Framework agreement for technical support

UK Government customers may contract with BMT through the MoD’s framework agreement for technical support (FATS).

About BMT Defence Services

BMT Defence Services is based in Bath, Fareham and Weymouth in the United Kingdom, and employs over 300 design and engineering professionals and support staff.

The company is a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international design engineering and risk management consultancy working principally in the defence, energy and environment, marine risk and insurance, maritime transport and ports and logistics sectors.

BMT Group invests significantly in research, serving its customers through a network of international subsidiaries. Its independence is guaranteed by its assets being held in beneficial ownership for its staff.

Aegir Logistic Support Vessels

Already adopted by the UK and Norwegian Navies, the Aegir family of naval task force support vessels offers users and operators configurable designs that meet the requirements for both a multi-role or more traditional replenishment tanker.

Caimen Landing Crafts

Operational pressures faced by navies worldwide mean that many are considering launching their landing craft further offshore, thus creating a demand for increased design flexibility, enhanced safety functions and maximised speeds.

Venator Configurable Minor Warship

Using a systems engineering approach to whole ship design, experts at BMT have developed a multi-functional warship design that balances buildability, survivability and performance for maximum through-life platform effectiveness and value for money.

Vidar Submarines

Enterprise, infrastructure, buildability and through-life support are central to BMT's submarine design and support services.

VENARI-85 Mine Warfare and Hydrographic Ship

The VENARI-85 mine warfare and hydrographic ship is being developed by UK-based BMT Defence Services for use by the navies to meet the current and future mine warfare needs.

Venator-110 General-Purpose Light Frigate

Venator-110 general-purpose light frigate is one of the three design variants of the Venator-110 platform developed by BMT Defence Services to fulfil a wide range of mission needs of naval and coastguard forces.

Tide Class (MARS) Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tankers

Tide Class is a new fleet of four tankers being built to enhance the Royal Navy’s maritime capabilities. The first vessel in the class is due to be commissioned into the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) service in 2016.

BMT Defence Services Strengthens Service Support Capability

BMT Defence Services (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Seamus Brogan as head of business development - ships in service support.

DSEI 2015 to Provide Platform for BMT

BMT Group Ltd, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, will showcase its extensive range of capabilities and designs across the naval, land and air domains at the prestigious DSEI event, to be held at London's ExCeL in September.

Lady Gass Presents BMT with Queen’s Award

BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, received a royal seal of approval on 14 November at its offices in Bath, recognising the company's outstanding performance in export growth and contribution to overseas trade.

Further Expansion for BMT

Bath-based BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced the opening of a second office in Bath.

DSEI 2013 Provides Global Platform for BMT Group

BMT Group Ltd, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy will showcase its capabilities and designs across the naval, land and air domains at the prestigious DSEI event, at London's ExCeL centre in September.

BMT Defence Services Receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been recognised with the honour of a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

BMT Defence Services Appoints New Head of Naval Architecture

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the promotion of Catriona Savage to the role of head of naval architecture.

BMT Defence Services Continues to Raise the Bar for its Graduates

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, is delighted to announce that the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Professional Development Standards Committee has once again accredited its Professional Development scheme for a further three years.

BMT Confirmed As Sub-Contractor For MARS Tanker Project

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced that it has been confirmed as a sub-contractor for the Royal Navy's MARS (military afloat reach and sustainability) tanker project, supported by sister companies, BMT Reliability Consultants and BMT Isis.

BMT Defence Link to Provide Valuable Collaboration

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced an initiative which will provide vital support to small and medium sized companies (SMEs), industry suppliers and academia looking to engage with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) supply chain.

BMT Experts Secure Key Roles Within QEC Aircraft Carrier Project

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that two of its naval experts have secured prominent roles within the Queen Elizabeth-class (QEC) aircraft carrier project. As part of the Aircraft Ca

New Head of Naval Engineering Appointed at BMT

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the promotion of Tim Hardy to the role of head of naval engineering. Tim will lead a team of more than 60 people comprising some of the industry's

DSEi to Provide International Platform for BMT

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, will use the prestigious DSEi exhibition in London next month as a platform to showcase its global capabilities in both naval design and acquisition support. BMT will also launch a new and unique service to the defence industry designed

BMT Defence Services Welcomes Chief Combat Systems Engineer Jay Hart

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international defence design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Hart as chief combat systems engineer. With over 30 years of experience serving in the Royal Navy as a co

Electric Armour for Vehicles – BMT Advises European Defence Agency

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has completed a major study of electric armour for armoured vehicles (ELAV) for the European Defence Agency (EDA). BMT has investigated new armour technology to see how ready it is for real applications in armoured vehicles. The technolog

BMT Defence Services – Officially a Great Place to Work

Bath-based BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been awarded first-class status in the best companies survey of employees, marking it out as a leading company in the country, and a place where

BMT Unveils New Fast Landing Craft Design

BMT Nigel Gee and BMT Defence Services, subsidiaries of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, have unveiled their new design for a highly capable fast landing craft (FLC). Contracted by defence equipment and support (DE&S

Mark Stanton Appointed as Head of Systems at BMT Defence Services

Mark Stanton has been appointed head of systems at BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd. He takes over from Eugene Morgan, former director of systems engineering at BMT Defence Services, who was recently promoted to the position of business development director within the compa

BMT Defence Services Appoints Rob Steel as Head of Marketing

BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has appointed Rob Steel as Head of Marketing. Steel will promote BMT's products, services and capabilities, as well as attracting new business, focusing on growth for the future maritime defence platform market and the company's

BMT Wins Further European Defence Contracts

BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has secured further contracts with the European Defence Agency (EDA) following the successful completion of the overall platform energy efficiency study for the EDA in August. The contracts were awarded by the Research & Techn

BMT Professor Aappointed Chairman of IMarEST Board of Trustees

Professor Chris Hodge, chief electrical engineer of BMT Defence Services Ltd and honorary professor of Engineering at the University of Warwick, has been appointed chairman of the board of trustees of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST). He takes over the role

Achieving the Corrosion-Resistant Ship

Hostile environments cause structures and machines to corrode. "At $1.8 trillion, the annual cost of corrosion worldwide is over 3% of the world's GDP," says George Hays, the Director of the World Corrosion Organization. "Yet governments and industries pay little attention to corrosion except hi

BMT Refines Caimen-200 Design through Further R&D

BMT Defence Services Ltd has enhanced the design of its innovative Caimen-200 fast Landing Craft Tank (LCT) by improving its performance and increasing its detail, reliability, flexibility and ease of manufacture. Caimen-200 is capable of achieving a transit speed of more than 16kn fu

BMT Continues Supporting RN Submarine Flotilla with Babcock

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £155m contract to provide engineering support to the Royal Navy's (RN) nuclear submarine flotilla over the next ten years. As part of the Submarine Support Management Group (SSMG), BMT has played a major role in keeping RN submarines

BMT Study Helps Shape Future Ministry of Defence Technology Programmes

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has completed a major study for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to help inform future defence equipment and support (DE&S) programmes. BMT won a competitive tender in February to compile the 2009 land equipment (LE) operating centre

BMT Defence Services Appoints New Head of Naval Architecture

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has appointed James Buckley as its new head of naval architecture. Formerly head of the naval ship assurance support service, he has been an employee of BMT Defence Services since 2007, working in a variety of naval architecture and management role

RINA Prize Conferred on BMT Naval Architect

Simon Binns, senior naval architect at BMT Defence Services, received the 2008 David Goodrich Prize at the annual general meeting of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) held in London on 30 April. Mr Binns was awarded the prize for Meeting the Current Challenge of Designin

BMT’s Naval Architecture Practice Community Celebrates its First Year

Since its establishment in October 2007, BMT Group's Naval Architecture Practice Community (NAPC) has pooled skills and knowledge and shared best practice across the group. In its opening year the NAPC's chosen theme was ‘surface ship design'. Phil Green, BMT Defence Services' head of

BMT Appoints New Operations Director for BMT Defence Services Ltd

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has appointed David Lester-Card as its new operations director. Commenting on his appointment, David said, "After three enjoyable and fulfilling years as head of naval engineering at BMT Defence Services, I'm delighted to take up my new role as ope

BMT Advances Capability in Software Solutions

BMT has held its first annual conference in the field of software development, bringing together the expertise of the group's systems architects and web specialists from around the world. The conference featured capability presentations from each business, including complex web-based a

BMT Completes Technology Study for Next-Generation Frigate

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has successfully completed a technology assessment and road-mapping study for the Royal Navy's Future Surface Combatant (FSC) programme. The FSC is expected to build on the capabilities of the existing type 22 and type 23 multi-purpose frigates tha

IMarEST Gordon Hodge Memorial Lecture

Professor Chris Hodge FREng, chief electrical engineer of BMT Defence Services, delivered a lecture entitled ‘A Century of Marine Engineering Training' at the inaugural biennial Gordon Hodge Memorial Lecture held at the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on 16 Decem

BMT Appoints Muir Macdonald to Head Up BMT Defence Services

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced the appointment of Muir Macdonald as its new managing director. Muir joins BMT Defence Services from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), where his most recent appointment was as the director general air support. A member of t

BMT’s New Caimen-200 Fast LCT Offers Speedier Amphibious Ops

BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has unveiled Caimen-200, its innovative new design for a fast, high capacity, highly flexible landing craft tank (LCT). "Almost twice as fast as traditional LCTs, Caimen-200 marks a step-change in LCT design, technology, performan

BMT Completes RFA ARGUS study

BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has completed a study of safety issues to determine feasible options for implementation during the planned 2008 refit of RFA ARGUS. The Aviation Training Ship, RFA ARGUS has a secondary role as the primary casualty receiving faci

BMT unveils Vidar-36 submarine design

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has unveiled its Vidar-36 design for an extremely capable and flexible, 3,600 tonne, conventional (SSK) submarine. BMT's Vidar-36 offers navies: ocean-spanning reach, presence and persistence multiple-mission v

BMT supplies Map Grid Converters for RAF’s New Merlin Helicopters

BMT Defence Services a subsidiary of BMT Group, has supplied 15 innovative, hand-held map grid converters for use on the Royal Air Force's new Merlin HC Mk3a helicopters. These units enable Merlin pilots to convert Ordnance Survey (OS) map grid co-ordinates into latitude and longitude (WGS84) co-

BMT Maps Future OMAR Capability Options for the MoD

BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, recently completed the Future OMAR (Operational Maintenance and Repair) Capability Options Study for the Future Business Group (FBG) of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). A key element of the current OMAR capability, the Forward R

BMT Completes Major SiCA System Upgrade for the MoD

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has significantly upgraded the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Systems Information Co-ordination Agency (SiCA) database and website. Managed by BMT, SiCA provides Naval Combat Systems Interface Co-ordination (NCSIC) for new or modified equipm

BMT Completes Collins-Class Submarine Replacement Costing Study

BMT Defence Services has completed a costing study for a class of new submarines to replace the Royal Australian Navy's existing Collins-class submarines. Commissioned by Australia's Department of Defence, BMT's independent study has assessed the total programme whole-life cost of ownin

BMT Joins BAE Systems to Compete for MARS Fleet Tankers

BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has recently joined with BAE Systems to submit a single response to the MARS fleet tanker Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) issued by the UK's Ministry of Defence. The MARS Integrated Project Team will subsequently invite qua

BMT’s New Laser Scanner Speeds Surveys

BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has acquired a new FARO LS 880HE laser scanner to significantly enhance the company's ship and submarine surveying capabilities. The new scanner works by scanning, recording and digitally recreating an object or area's dimensions –

BMT Defence Services Ltd

Maritime House

210 Lower Bristol Road

Bath

BA2 3DQ

Avon

United Kingdom

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