RenewableUK 2010 provides platform for BMT GroupCompany News // October 28, 2010
BMT Group Ltd will showcase its portfolio of offshore renewable energy support services on Stand 76 at RenewableUK 2010.
BMT’s expertise enables the efficient and effective management of risk at every stage of planning, construction, operation and maintenance of an offshore energy facility; from weather and metocean analysis to vessel design and good seakeeping.
Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to engage with BMT’s technical experts and discuss the specific challenges they face.
Dr Ralph Rayner, Sector Director for Energy and Environment at BMT Group Ltd explains: “The accelerated pace of offshore development in the last year has led to an increased demand for the marine services we offer. We continue to invest time and money into better understanding the complex challenges our customers face and most importantly, provide innovative solutions to help drive the industry forward.”
One such challenge is the weather and metocean conditions which are a major risk for marine operations – an issue which will be felt by many attending this forthcoming event.
To help overcome this complex challenge BMT’s experts will be on hand to discuss the assessments, analysis and metocean forecasts needed to measure the effect of such conditions on the workability of offshore operations.
BMT’s Senior Advisor, Oceanography and Meteorology, Robin Stephens will also take centre stage on day two of the conference outlining his thoughts on the risks and opportunities, whilst explaining the importance of robust metocean data.
Discussions in relation to Round 3 wind farms will also feature high on the agenda for many attendees as a whole new set of operational challenges are identified for the far shore locations, including the need for a fundamental redesign of the current support vessel fleet currently available.
Dr Rayner continued: “It’s vital for the industry to fully address how it will maintain these valuable assets. The entire marine transport operation must be optimised in order to deliver a cost effective and safe maintenance programme, otherwise energy companies are going to suffer significant financial losses.”
BMT will showcase its vessel designs which ensure good seakeeping, as well as fast and safe crew transfers. The organisation’s exclusive turbine access system design will also be featured – a lightweight, dynamically positioned step across system that can transfer personnel in higher wave conditions.
BMT’s Technical Director for vessel design, Ed Dudson will be attending the exhibition and available for consultation.
For a full list of its services visit www.bmtrenewables.com.