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BMT wins design for Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron patrol boats

Posted 14 September 2020 · Add Comment

BMT has won the design contract for its partners Marine Specialised Technology (MST) who have been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) following a competitive tender process, to provide two new state-of-the-art 19 metre high-speed fast patrol vessels for the Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron.

Above: The BMT design for the
19 metre fast patrol vessels for the Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron.
Courtesy BMT

With an overall length of 19 metres, the new design, which is capable of 40 knots has been selected by the MoD to be operated by the Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron. As part of this public procurement, BMT's team will be providing a comprehensive Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) package. This latest contract for a government customer is a significant milestone for the international design consultancy in the market for high performance patrol vessels.

Built by Marine Specialised Technology (MST), the two high performance naval assets will be capable of operating in the most demanding of conditions and will be delivered over the course of the next three years.

Sarah Kenny, Chief Executive at BMT commented: “We are excited that our design has been selected for this technically challenging project. This contract is a great reflection of the way our teams can combine expertise to produce a winning design, as well as a tailored ILS package. The 19 metre vessels will provide a step forward in enhancing operational capabilities for the Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron.

BMT has an extensive range of proven in-service patrol boats for the demanding military and coastguard sectors in the UK and overseas.  This latest contract underscores our agility in producing carefully tailored designs that suit each individual operator’s particular requirements.”

BMT has a proven track record in designing naval vessels, with a breadth of naval expertise and comprehensive range of high-performance patrol vessels, from 9m to 80m, providing unrivalled seakeeping, speed, and reliability. The international design consultancy has a wealth of experience in naval architecture for commercial, military and export applications, covering hull development, class level designs and detailed production engineering for a wide array of vessels and platform technologies.


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