One of the world’s largest independent design consultancies, BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced recent refurbishment and expansion activity at its offices in Southampton in order to meet a large increase in design work.
Operating across four principal market sectors, the naval architectural practice delivers design and engineering services to specialised vessels in the commercial, yacht, defence and renewable energy markets.
The firm has expanded its client base with increased activities in the large yachting market, both within refit and repair, as well as continued new build activities with some of the industry’s leading yacht builders.
Current construction projects include both sail and motor yachts from 65m to 110m in length, whilst refit work has been undertaken on both classic and modern yachts
Most notable work completed in 2012 included the delivery of the motor yacht, Vava II from Plymouth – at 96m this is the largest yacht ever to be built in the United Kingdom.
Investment in R&D activities continues to underpin development of innovative engineering technologies such as the Turbine Access System. 2013 will see the firm investing further in R&D activity including new hull forms.
Managing Director John Bonafoux, says: “Our order book moving forward into 2013 remains strong – a true testament to the quality of design, engineering and attention to detail our team deliver.”