Detailed engineering and design

BMT’s successful track record in maritime engineering, including India’s largest LNG jetty, means we are the partner of choice when projects enter the detailed design phase.

Metocean conditions

Because our engineers and scientists understand how tides, currents, winds and waves can challenge the structural integrity of offshore and coastal developments, they fully account for them in their designs.

BMT has extensive experience in setting up, running and validating metocean models. They can generate validated historical simulation data (hindcasts) that provide a reliable representation of the metocean climate for design, including extreme value extrapolation of in situ, modelled and satellite observed data to ISO engineering standards.

Navigational safety and risk

BMT’s internationally recognised REMBRANDT simulator provides accurate modelling for mooring, berthing and channel access. It provides risk assessments to aid the development of safe operating procedures, which helps to limit design errors.

The BMT traffic management team, with their extensive knowledge of ship behaviour and AIS traffic data analysis techniques, can assess the effects of LNG operations on other vessel and port operations and advise on the introduction of additional traffic management measure to mitigate against navigational risk, such as changes to vessel traffic monitoring and traffic separation schemes.

Breakwater and jetty design

Our expertise in designing and constructing breakwaters and jetties, combined with a thorough understanding of the marine environment, ensures that we can provide innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Dredging assessment and hydrodynamic modelling

Silting at terminals requires regular dredging to maintain navigation channels. BMT specialises in planning, designing and project managing all capital and maintenance dredging works. This includes obtaining the required approvals and licences. Using BMT’s in-house hydrodynamic modelling capability, our experts can determine the cause of sediment and develop strategies for cost-effective dredging and spoil disposal.

Risk and Safety Engineering

BMT is able to identify hazards and evaluate associated risks by conducting studies such as Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRA), Hazard and Operability (HAZOP), Hazard and fire and gas mapping studies and a full range of consequence modelling.

Consequential and explosion

BMT has conducted consequence studies for many of the world’s oil and gas facilities. We provide a quantitative assessment of the consequences of all major hazards – including fire and explosions – that could potentially damage a structure’s integrity and cause personal injury.

The results are used to improve the design, incorporate mitigation measures or devise strategies for keeping the risk within acceptable levels. BMT provides comprehensive consultancy and consequence evaluation, from FEED to detailed design engineering. This helps HSE specialists and engineers to make informed decisions at every stage of the design process.

These services are provided by our specialist operating companies in Netherlands, Hong Kong, India and UK

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Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals

From site selection to rigorous feasibility studies and project management, BMT provides an extensive portfolio of services to guide customers through the early planning stages of LNG facilities.