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Monday, September 14, 2020 

Consulting engineer and ship designer BMT has formed a partnership with Marine Specialised Technology (MST), who have been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) following a competitive tender process to provide two new fast patrol vessels.

With an overall length of 19m, 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. BMT says this latest contract for a government customer is a significant milestone 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.

CEO BMT Sarah Kenny said: “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 19m 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.”

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