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New UK Center for Maritime Innovation

co-ordination of research across the maritime sector by giving an understanding of commercial opportunities aligned to a shared roadmap. This will underpin government initiatives and investment and support the wider prosperity agenda linked to innovation.Eight maritime companies (Babcock, BAE Systems, BMT Group, Cammell Laird, Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce and Shell),supported by the Society of Maritime Industries, and four universities (Newcastle, Southampton, Strathclyde and UCL) have been working to develop MarRI-UK since 2013. Led by Patrick Carnie of Babcock Marine and Technology and

Out-of-this-world: a UX-1 HROV. Photo: EU UNEXMIN Project

Subsea Mining: The Next Big Thing for UUVs

machine EVA is scheduled to support. Photo: The EU VAMOS projectEvaWhile the TURTLE and the DART appear to be commercially available from, the EVA is still being evaluated as part of a mining system by an EU consortium that includes SMD, Damen, Sandvik, INESC TEC, Fugro, Zentrum fur Telematik and BMT Group. When we called, they were deliberating on commercial ways forward for EVA et all. “It certainly has been a success,” Martins says. “EVA packs an extensive set of sensors (multiple cameras, laser-based light systems, multiple sonar types) in a versatile and highly maneuverable

The VAMOS vehicle at SMD’s Head Office Turbinia Works (Photo: SMD)

SMD Tests Subsea Mining Vehicle Prototype

; In November the system will be demobilized and prepared for transport from the U.K. to the second test site in Bosnia and Herzegovina in spring 2018.   The VAMOS project launched in March 2016. The consortium includes 16 members from nine EU countries: other members of the consortium are BMT Group Ltd, Damen Shipyards Group, Instituto de Engenharia Sistemas e Computadores, Fugro EMU Ltd, Zentrum für Telematik e.V., Montanuniversität Leoben, Minerália, Lda, Sandvik Mining and Construction G.m.b.H, Geological survey of Slovenia, La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies

BMT Takes New Approach to Big Data Management

BMT Group subsidiary BMT Scientific Marine Services has launched an initiative driven by over 20 years’ experience of measuring and modeling data for the global oil and gas industry.   The solution, Data Exploration and Analytics Platform for Actionable Insights (DEAP-AI), is an intelligent studio capable of processing large and small datasets using a rich set of processing libraries, developed with support from IT company Capgemini and hosted by an cloud service provider Amazon Web Services (AWS).   “Our goal with this platform is to unify data acquisition, transmission

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BMT Provides Expert SEA Advice in Israel

Environmental experts from BMT Cordah (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, have collaborated with Israel based consulting firm, GeoProspect, to provide independent expert advice and guidance for Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources. Geo-Prospect was contracted as the lead consultant to undertake a Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) for offshore Oil and Natural Gas exploration and extraction.   BMT identified and defined potential sources of environmental impact, based on the operating criteria for offshore drilling and production in Israel.  This

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BMT ARGOSS Launches Ice Charting Capability

BMT Group subsidiary BMT ARGOSS has launched its ice charting capability which will supplement its weather forecasting offering to provide a more enhanced and cost effective service to customers looking to harsh environments.   Jean-Paul Lindeboom, Director of Metocean Weather Forecasting at BMT ARGOSS, said, “This combined capability under one roof is unique to the market.  More and more of our clients are looking at these new, harsher environments, therefore having both a comprehensive understanding of the weather and the ice regime makes sense as a complete package, providing cost

The Future is Unmanned

(UxVs), the Royal Navy will look to further demonstrate the potential capabilities, an initiative that will be jointly delivered through industry collaboration. Although the benefits of these systems are recognized, Craig Spacey, Head of Business Development - Submarines at BMT Cadence, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, discusses the challenges ahead.    Force Multipliers UxVs are effective ‘force multipliers’: a capability that, when added to and employed by a combat force, significantly increases the combat potential of that force and thus enhances the probability of successful

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Babcock, BMT Support Human-powered Sub Races

Babcock International Group, a worldwide engineering support services company with a particular presence in the marine sector, and BMT Group, an engineering, science and technology consultancy, are confirmed as sponsors of the IMarEST’s third biennial European International Submarine Races (eISR 2016). The races, to be held from July 6-15, 2016 at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin in Gosport, England, will challenge 12 university teams from across the world to design, build and race human-powered submarines.    “We are delighted to confirm two such leading forces within the marine

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CFD Study Calculates FPSO Current Coefficients

BMT Fluid Mechanics (BMT), a subsidiary of the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group Ltd, has recently completed a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study for an oil major operating offshore Nigeria.   BMT’s scope of work included an assessment of the current loading to which the FPSO hull is subjected to, which has enabled the oil major to ensure its mooring systems are fit for purpose. Johnathan Green, Manager for BMT Fluid Mechanics’ Numerical Modeling Group explained, “CFD is becoming more commonplace in the oil and gas sector with


BMT ARGOSS Provides Metocean Support to Energean

BMT Group subsidiary BMT ARGOSS has recently completed an assessment of metocean conditions to support Energean’s Prinos and Epsilon oil field developments in the Gulf of Kavala.   Located in the Prinos-Kavala basin, situated northwest of the island of Thassos and some 18 kilometers south of mainland northern Greece, the Prinos oil field is the main structure with Epsilon a satellite field. BMT was tasked with providing a comprehensive report on the local metocean conditions including wind, waves and current.   “The location presented a number of interesting challenges with

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