Operational Overview
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Offshore Renewable Energy

BMT provides an extensive range of specialist products and services supporting all phases of the development and operation of wind, wave and tidal energy projects.


Our unrivalled experience of meeting the unique challenges of operating in the harsh marine environment continues to make us the partner of choice for those designing, installing and maintaining offshore renewable energy systems.


During the year, UK Round 3 offshore wind developments began to enter their design and installation stage, creating further opportunities for BMT-designed support vessels and associated planning and operational support.


In the US there are signs that the market will develop significantly during 2013/14, leading to further opportunities.

Outlook

With offices strategically located to support each major renewable energy region, BMT remains well positioned to provide the industry with insight and solutions to the engineering and environmental challenges of extracting energy from above, upon and beneath oceans and seas.


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Highlights

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    BMT provided on-site reliability and operations and maintenance design support for a Vestas wind turbine programme in Denmark. Using modelling techniques and an understanding of in-service issues, BMT helped the client to optimise the design to balance reliability and support costs.
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    The BMT designed 26m Extreme Semi-Swath (XSS) windfarm support vessel was launched at the Sepers B.V. shipyard in Holland. The XSS is one of a suite of vessels that has the ability to deliver personnel safely to windfarms, ensuring vital operations and maintenance tasks can be conducted throughout the year.
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