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Recruitment drive at BMT ARGOSS opens door to new services

(09June2011) BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced its latest recruitment drive to further strengthen its ship response expertise and offer additional web-based information services using existing vessel performance monitoring capabilities.

12 new staff including naval architects, wave specialists and software engineers have recently joined the team at the company’s headquarters in the Netherlands and there are plans to recruit six more in the coming year. The new recruits have added further specialist knowledge to BMT ARGOSS’s wealth of MetOcean experience which now includes: hindcasting and forecasting, tidal and ocean current analysis, shallow water bathymetry studies, wave penetration into harbours and high resolution atmospheric modelling.

The new recruits bring experience in the simulation of moored ship response and ship manoeuvring allowing them to provide additional support to the vessel performance management activities carried out by the BMT ARGOSS team operating out of Southampton. This will be closely aligned with BMT’s PC Rembrandt software which is a real time, ship-handling and manoeuvring simulator that provides a method of assessing the safety of ship based infrastructure (e.g. ports or offshore LNG terminals) for safe arrivals and departures in a wide range of environmental conditions and scenarios.

Han Wensink, Director of BMT ARGOSS comments: “The worldwide demand for raw materials and energy is increasing. This means that ports are expanding, the transport of oil and LNG is rising and offshore energy infrastructures such as wind farms are quickly being established. Our ambition is to establish ourselves as a worldwide centre of expertise for MetOcean services and ship response simulation.

Having the highest calibre of people is critical to ensuring we can offer the best possible, specialist advice to our customers in the offshore, coastal and harbour sectors.”