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Vessel Design Milestone

Mon, 17 August 2015

Independent naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy BMT Nigel Gee, is celebrating its latest achievement in securing its 1000th project which will involve the delivery of detailed production engineering for a ferry machinery conversion.

John Bonafoux, Managing Director of BMT Nigel Gee said: “Reaching our 1000th project is a massive achievement and I’m extremely proud of how far we’ve come. Our first ever project seems such a long time ago now, but I still remember it well. It was a new ferry design and both Nigel Gee and I were burning the candles at both ends, ensuring the delivery of the project and ever since then the company has gone from strength to strength.”

Operating across four principal market sectors, the naval architectural practice delivers design and engineering services for specialised vessels in the commercial, yacht, defence and offshore energy markets.  

John continued: “In some respects, the company seems almost unrecognisable, particularly, when you look at the changes in technology. Armed with just a golf ball typewriter and a drawing board, we used to do all of our drawings by hand in ink – a far cry from the office we work in today. Currently, 230 BMT Nigel Gee designed vessels are in service and operating around the world.”

Source: Jake Frith; http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/industry-news/vessel-design-milestone

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