BMT Unveils Future-Ready 48m SOV at Offshore Support Journal Conference
During the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, BMT, a global leader in ship design, engineering, and marine consultancy, introduced its cutting-edge 48m Service Operation Vessel (SOV).
The vessel, designed to usher in a new era in offshore operations, prioritises safety, comfort, and operational efficiency, focusing on eco-friendly practices.
The 48m SOV, addressing the evolving demands of modern offshore settings, incorporates an advanced methanol-ready design with an optimised hull form and machinery configuration on a dynamic diesel-electric platform. The innovative SWATH hull design enhances seakeeping capabilities, allowing operations in challenging sea conditions.
Designed for the comfort and productivity of 40 technicians and 16 crew members, the vessel features spacious single-occupancy cabins, entertainment hubs, lounges, a gym, and a sauna. It boasts a motion-compensated gangway, an ergonomic layout for seamless workflow, and a hull design minimising noise and vibrations.
Pioneering the future, the 48m SOV is equipped with autonomous technology, featuring an adaptable ROV bay, a control room for ROV operations, and the flexibility to host uncrewed surface vessels (USV).
Alex Blake, BMT's Senior Naval Architect, says, "In an industry facing rapid changes, the BMT 48m SOV is a testament to our commitment to leading innovation in offshore vessel design. Drawing on our extensive experience and understanding of market needs, this vessel is not just a response to current demands but a proactive step into the future of offshore operations, setting new standards in efficiency and environmental responsibility."
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