Western Australia’s Department of Transport Turns to BMT
BMT JFA Consultants, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that it has secured a three year contract with Western Australia’s Department of Transport (DoT).
Providing a range of project management services, the contract will see BMT work closely with the Department to help deliver its dredging programme for facilities which extend from Wyndham in the north to Esperance in the south, covering over 12,000km of coastline.
The Department of Transport’s key focus is on operational transport functions and strategic transport planning and policy across the range of public and commercial transport systems that service Western Australia.
Charlie Bicknell, Acting Manager New Coastal Assets, Department of Transport comments: “We look forward to working closely with BMT and their sub consultants Oceanica as they provide the essential expertise required to support our dredging programme.”
The scope of work managed by BMT at over twenty different facilities ranges from the early stage review of hydrographic survey data to assess the requirement for maintenance dredging, through to the project planning process leading to the management of the project execution and site supervision.
Tim Green, Managing Director of BMT JFA Consultants explains: “The maintenance dredging of navigational areas accessed by both commercial and recreational boating is a critical issue facing the majority of marine facilities. BMT has been providing maritime consulting services to the Department for over 12 years and we are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with them. We provide a comprehensive service which allows the Department to deliver an effective dredging programme.”
BMT JFA Consultant’s experience in maintenance dredging operations covers the use of the full range of dredging plant, including land based excavation plant (with associated trucking) and small scale floating dredges, through to the use of some of the world’s largest dredgers.
BMT is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence, energy and environment, marine risk and insurance, maritime transport and ports and logistics sectors.
BMT invests significantly in research. Its customers are served through a network of international subsidiary companies. The group’s assets are held in beneficial ownership for its staff.
BMT JFA Consultants
BMT JFA Consultants is a key player in providing port related engineering services to a niche market in Australia. Founded in 1999, it has played a key engineering role in a number of major port developments in Western Australia whilst also managing numerous smaller projects at boat harbours and marinas around the State. Horizons are not restricted to Western Australia and in recent years the company has also provided services to clients in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory, as well as overseas assignments in East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Norfolk Island, the Solomon Islands and Vietnam.
Dredging Today Staff, July 11, 2012