UK: BMT Acquires Coastal, Port and Harbour Engineering Firm, JFA Consultants
BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy is set to broaden its capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region with the successful acquisition of port and harbour engineering specialists, JFA Consultants Pty Ltd based in Perth, Western Australia. This acquisition will help to enhance BMT’s offering, whilst complementing its existing expertise and knowledge through well-established subsidiaries already in the region including BMT WBM and BMT Design & Technology.
Founded in 1999, JFA Consultants has provided vital support for a number of major port developments in Western Australia, managing numerous other projects at boat harbours and marinas around the State as well as providing specialist technical advice and input on a number of port developments both nationally and in the Asia-Pacific region. Jesz Fleming, Founding Director at JFA Consultants, comments: “We are all very excited by the prospect of joining the BMT group, an organisation which has a rich maritime history, and is passionate about its commitment to helping address the challenges customers face in the maritime industry. This acquisition will expand our opportunities for growth which in turn, will benefit both our staff and our clients.”
Peter French, Chief Executive of BMT Group explains: “Enhancing our presence in Western Australia through this acquisition will provide us with strong growth opportunities in the sectors we currently specialise in, as well as significantly broadening our capabilities in the fields of port development and coastal engineering. The expertise within the organisation is second to none and critical to the continued success of the business – we look forward to welcoming the JFA team as a part of the BMT group.”
Source: bmt, February 17, 2011