News

News from our Members and Partners

10 August 2017

BMT to Provide Asset Management Support for UK MOD’s Common Workboats Contract

BMT Asset Performance Ltd and BMT Defence Services Ltd, subsidiaries of BMT Group (BMT), are pleased to be members of the Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) team, who has today announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at £48m for the supply and support of Common Workboats for the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) over a six-year period.

BMT to Provide Asset Management Support for UK MOD’s Common Workboats ContractRanging in size from 11 to 18 metres, the multi-role ‘SEA Class’ vessels share common components and will be modular in design.  This unique approach enables rapid reconfiguration for a range of specialised operational roles, including: Dive support; Explosive Ordnance Disposal; Officer training; Passenger transport; Arctic exploration, Hydrographic survey and Logistic re-supply. 

Selected for its pedigree in delivery to the UK MoD Commercially Supported Shipping (CSS) Boats Team, BMT will integrate with the AEUK project delivery team providing Safety and Environmental Management and Technical Documentation to the acquisition of up to 38 workboats, and extended programme of In-Service Support from 2018 until 2024. 

The safety and environmental analysis of the ‘SEA Class’ vessels will consider likely In-Service Hazards and their control from the design and functional safety perspective, as required by the Platform Authorities’ (PA) acknowledged roles and responsibilities.  The environmental analysis will consider the potential environmental risks and impacts posed by the platform, whilst also supplying Technical Documentation to support the safe operation and maintenance of the ‘SEA Class’ vessels to the AEUK team.

Julian Woolley, Head of Business Development - Underwater Systems at BMT Asset Performance comments:

“We look forward to working closely with AEUK and its suppliers in support of the Workboat project and the delivery of safe and environmentally compliant ‘SEA Class’ vessels.”

 

BMT Asset Performance

BMT Asset Performance comprises specialists from across the entire range of disciplines needed to address a full-spectrum of engineering asset management issues. Our team of nearly 100 dedicated engineers, analysts and consultants offer a holistic approach to planning and problem solving. Our services can span the full lifecycle of ownership and blend enterprise-level consultancy, solving real-world business critical problems, with unmatched engineering analytical pedigree. In this way, we help our clients ensure at every stage, that goals for cost, performance, safety, supportability and legal compliance will be met. w: www.bmtapl.com 

BMT Defence Services

BMT Defence Services is the leading independent centre of engineering design, design support and technical services for defence customers.  From concept design to acquisition support, in-service design and technology management, BMT Defence Services is known for its innovation, expertise and ability to tackle the most complex design and systems issues.  BMT Defence Services’ strong track record in naval platform design for surface warships, submarines and auxiliaries together with extensive acquisition support experience within land domain projects is thanks to its people, including systems engineers, naval architects, marine engineers and software developers. w: www.bmtdsl.co.uk