BMT Design & Technology (BMT D&T), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is celebrating 10 years in business this month. Established in 2005, BMT D&T is recognised as one of Australia’s leading independent Defence and Maritime consultancies.
Drawing on the pedigree of BMT Group, BMT D&T was established to help support the Australian naval and maritime sectors. Over the last 10 years, the company has developed a reputable indigenous capability, structured to meet the technical challenges of Australia’s current and future naval fleet.
To meet its customers’ requirements, BMT Design & Technology has, over the years partnered with other BMT companies and many local Australian businesses and consulting firms. This teaming approach has ensured consistent, value for money solutions with an optimum mix of skill sets and experience being made available to the customer.
Managing Director of BMT Design & Technology, Gordon MacDonald says: “Our approach has always been to grow a highly skilled and experienced Australian capability and deliver a world-class service to the Defence industry. We maintain stringent quality standards focusing our attention on recruiting the very best engineers, helping them to develop their careers to align with the competence necessary to support the ADF.”
This approach has led to significant pieces of work being won by BMT. In 2012, it oversaw the delivery of the Coles Review, which involved the examination of all commercial, operational, sustainment and management issues around the Collins Class submarine and proposed initiatives to improve performance. In FY11_12, the team also undertook Life of Type extension, risk and financial assessments for all Royal Australian Navy Surface fleet classes, providing the knowledge necessary to make future fleet program decisions.
Other major pieces of work include: supporting the platform systems elements of the technical and logistic evaluation of tenders for Air Warfare Destroyer program; providing significant Safety Management services for the Landing Helicopter Dock and Landing Helicopter Dock Watercraft acquisition programs, as well as leading the double hulling of HMAS SUCCESS from concept design through to design for production and supporting the subsequent refit in Singapore.
Over its 10 years, the company has also delivered 13 of its reputable Submarine Engineering and Design Course to engineers based in Australia, reinforcing its commitment to further developing local capability.
BMT Group Sector Director for Defence, David Bright says: “Delivering 10 years of sustained success in Australia is a great achievement. The team’s commitment to training local people to world-class standards has unquestionably contributed to this achievement.”
BMT Design & Technology currently has offices in Melbourne and Canberra and continues to support a range of Defence and commercial maritime programs.