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 made an exciting start to the year with current contracts equating to a total vessel length of nearly 2600m, spreading across 13 countries, over three continents. The company also recently announced the completion of new offices in Southampton to meet this large increase in design work.
John continues: “In some respects, the company seems almost unrecognisable, particularly, when you look at the changes in technology. Armed with just a golf ball typewriter and a drawing board, we used to do all of our drawings by hand in ink – a far cry from the office we work in today. Our decision to diversify into detailed production engineering 25 years ago was certainly a key step in our development, as was our strategic move into the large yacht market. Since then we have dedicated significant effort into maintaining diversity across our portfolio. Currently, 230 BMT Nigel Gee designed vessels are in service and operating around the world.”
Notes to Editors
BMT Nigel Gee
BMT Nigel Gee, based in Southampton, UK, is one of the world’s leading independent design consultancies offering a vast portfolio of services for advanced and specialised ships and boats, from initial concept to detailed design. With an established background in yachts, commercial, defence and windfarm vessels and an unrivalled scope of technical capability, the company utilises state of the art technology to provide innovative design and consultancy for an international client base.
BMT is 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 invests significantly in research. Its customers are served through a network of international subsidiary companies. The group’s assets are held in beneficial ownership for its staff.
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