September 10, 2019 – BMT is pleased to announce a new design for a ‘High Speed, Interceptor Patrol Boat’ for Ares Shipyard (Ares). The new interceptor with a length overall of 26 metres, and composite construction, adds to BMT’s proven track record in new build projects, and as demonstrated with its most recent win for Ares, to deliver a more modern and capable craft for the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG). This latest contract for a governmental customer is a significant milestone for the international design consultancy in a growing market area for larger fast interceptors.
This latest collaboration with Ares, involving BMT’s design of a new 26M fast interceptor for the ROPCG, will see delivery in September 2019 of an advanced naval asset equipped with interceptor and ISR technology and capable of achieving speeds of over 50 knots.
John Bonafoux, Director of Business Development at BMT commented: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Ares and our international design mandate for a governmental customer. This contract is a true reflection of the progressive nature of our company and the abilities of our skilled staff who have taken on the challenge to produce a winning design.”
“Following extensive design work and meeting all specified requirements from our customer we look forward to proving the versatility of BMT’s ship design in the high-speed interceptor market,” added Bonafoux.
The designs showcased at DSEI this year highlight BMT’s versatile range of Patrol Vessels that are suitable for navies, coastguards and police forces in regions exhibiting mid to low level threats and are testament to the continued success of its flagship ‘Whole Ship Design’ offerings.
BMT has a proven history in designing naval vessels. Its breadth of naval expertise and comprehensive range of high-performance patrol vessels, from 9 metres to 80 metres, has offered their commercial and government customers with unrivalled seakeeping, speed and reliability. The international design consultancy has a wealth of commercial experience in naval architecture, including hull development, class level design and detailed production engineering on a wide range of vessel sizes. Its skilled team of naval architects and engineers have worked closely with Ares to develop ‘winning’ designs for vessels having met their customer’s stringent performance, and crew comfort and safety requirements.