BMT Design & Technology (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, recently supported the Victorian Water Police with condition surveys on 15 of their fleet vessels.
The task used BMT’s proven risk based survey tool to assess the vessels and develop an estimate of remaining life, for input into a vessel replacement strategy. The risk based condition surveying process that BMT utilises can also provide vessel owners and operators with estimated costs and schedules for replacement and maintenance. By establishing a vessel’s condition at a point in time and determining a maintenance and replacement strategy, vessel owners are able to reduce the risk to their business and reduce long term costs.
BMT Design and Technology is continually upgrading its survey tool in line with best practice and changes to local regulations to ensure that its experienced engineers and naval architects offer a range of industry-leading services to the maritime, defence and transport industries.
Gordon MacDonald, Managing Director at BMT Design & Technology comments: “The significance placed on this survey by the Victorian Water Police emphasises the importance of having a thorough and superior condition survey completed. Through understanding the remaining life and operational limits of a vessel, the appropriate maintenance and replacement planning can be implemented, saving time and costs in the long run.”