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Pushing the design envelope

Rising to meet the industry’s growing demand for lower carbon emissions, capacity and prolonged offshore operations, BMT has unveiled a new fully hybrid propulsion 32m Crew Transfer Vessel design adding to its already extensive range.

Keeping construction costs down for customers is one of the key priorities for BMT, so every aspect of the design such as vessel structure, layout and key equipment choices is optimised to be easier to build and more affordable.

With several hybrid vessels in service including ‘MPA Guardian’, BMT offers the latest system architecture, tailored to the vessel’s specific operational profile. This latest hull design draws upon many years of experience, offering superior seakeeping for the toughest conditions using a Z-Bow hull – proven on many of the BMT in-service vessels.

Crews and engineers’ safety and comfort are fundamental to this design approach. Spaces around the vessel have been carefully arranged to improve workflow. The wheelhouse has been designed to offer outstanding visibility to facilitate crew transfers. The superstructure is resiliently mounted and significantly reduces noise and vibration.

BMT’s patented and latest generation Active Fender System, an essential feature that enhances transfer capability in a wider range of sea states as well as the safety of the technician transfer in challenging sea conditions, reduces the potential for impact damage to the vessel or turbine structure.

The 32m (105ft) length allows for a larger cargo deck area and increased load capacity, enabling the vessel to play an increased role during the windfarm construction phases with the ability to carry more equipment in support of the larger ships.

“BMT collaborates with many industry-leading shipyards around the world, meticulously working through each area of the design. Our team is a pioneer in the CTV market with over 60 vessels currently in-service in Asia, Europe and the USA. With this design we are pushing the envelope, offering a significant steppingstone towards achieving net zero,” says Jonathan Cotgreave, BMT’s Lead Naval Architect.

As pioneers in new generation hybrid ship design, independent designer BMT provides vessel design services to shipyards, vessel owners and operators around the world.

“Using experience and expertise, we provide excellence in design and naval architecture at any stage of a project, from early concept and feasibility studies, contract, and class-level design to detailed production engineering, commissioning and refit. We support our customers through their whole vessel life cycle, from concept design and procurement to maintenance and improvements of their existing fleet and vessel life extension and replacement programmes,” concludes Jonathan.

Exhibitor; BMT

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