Design/build partnership

Fri, 20 September 2013

Naval architects BMT Nigel Gee’s latest partnership with Ares Shipyard in Turkey involves the design and build six 18m patrol boats from advanced composites, for the Bahrain Coast Guard.

The contract has an option for an additional six vessels.

Undertaking the full detailed design including hull form optimisation, structural design and machinery layout, BMT’s team of naval architects has worked closely with the shipyard to develop a design which meets the customer’s explicit desire to maximise living space below decks, as well as create an operationally effective vessel.

Sea trials are expected to take place at the end of this month.



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