Commercial Maritime

Commercial Maritime

BMT provides technical and engineering solutions to meet the design, operational and technical management challenges of the commercial shipping, ferry and cruise ship industry.

Research & Future Shipping | Ship Design & New Build | Engineering & Technical Services | Ship Operational & Technical Management

Research & Future Shipping

With the shipping industry experiencing exciting and significant advancements in a number of areas, BMT enables ship owners to make informed & strategic business and technical decisions. With an in-depth knowledge of maritime legislation and  future technology coupled with our clients requirements we apply advanced engineering, modelling, analysis, and visualisation expertise to address future commercial shipping challenges, including:

  • Design optimisation
  • Vessel efficiency
  • Reduced emissions
  • Novel technologies
  • Digitalisation
  • Integration of autonomy
  • Cyber vulnerability

Ship Design and New Build

We support ship owners and shipyards in all stages of ship design and procurement, from developing initial requirements and specifications through the design, build and acceptance including:

  • Concept, basic and detailed ship design
  • Sea-keeping and hydrodynamics
  • Structural and stability analysis
  • Power and propulsion system design and specification
  • Ancillary system design and equipment specification
  • Outfitting and technical draughting
  • Human factors and anthropometrics
  • Cost estimation and modelling
  • Test, trials and acceptance

Engineering and Technical Services

We deliver technical support solutions to meet the challenges faced at all stages of a ships life cycle. Our marine engineering and technical consultancy services enable our customers to cost effectively manage their fleet, including:

  • Technical documentation production and update
  • Engineering design and installation guidance
  • Technology and obsolescence management
  • Material state surveys
  • Feasibility and cost benefit studies

We also provide support with all aspects of equipment & system retrofit, upgrade and replacement, from small discrete design services through to complex turn-key projects, including:

  • Ballast water treatment
  • Exhaust gas emissions reduction
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Electrical switchboards and power management replacement
  • Generator and main engine replacement
  • Monitoring and control system replacement
  • Fire detection and fixed firefighting systems

Ship Operational and Technical Management

Our customers regularly utilise our expansive knowledge, in-depth experience and broad technical expertise to provide operational and technical management services which complement their own in house capabilities, including:

  • Class society liaison
  • Ship simulation
  • Independent review and assurance
  • Training environments and documentation
  • Cyber vulnerability analysis
  • Fleet and vessel performance analysis
  • Technical investigations
  • Scenario and contingency planning
  • Through life management plans
  • Maintenance and upgrade strategies
  • Vessel life extension projects