UK. BMT Nigel Gee Designs first UK Flagged HS-OSC Wind Farm Vessel

Wednesday, 06 January 2016

BMT Nigel Gee, the leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy, is proud to announce the delivery of Sure Diamond, which is the first ever UK flagged vessel to be certified under the Interim Code for High Speed Offshore Service Craft (HS-OSC).  The vessel is a 26m StratCAT build by Strategic Marine in Vietnam.

Under the new code which was released by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in September, the vessel can carry up to 12 passengers and a further 12 offshore personnel in addition to the ship’s crew.  The vessel also has a certificate of compliance with the new German Code for Offshore Service Craft which was released in December 2014. 

The vessel is powered by MAN D2862 Engines with a Servogear Controllable Pitch propulsion system offering excellent fuel efficiency and exceptional bollard pull capabilities.  A second StratCAT 26 vessel, Sure Dynamic has completed sea trials in Vietnam and is being shipped to the UK along with a further 24 technician Quad IPS StratCAT 26 for Opielok Offshore Carriers , both vessels are designed by BMT and built by Strategic Marine.

Ed Dudson, Technical Director of BMT Nigel Gee comments: “Delivering a vessel that can carry more than 12 technicians is a huge achievement and we’d like to thank the MCA, the National Workboat Association and of course, BG Verkehr for all of their hard work in developing the new code which enabled this to happen.”

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Editors note

BMT Nigel Gee

BMT Nigel Gee, based in Southampton, UK, is one of the world’s leading independent design consultancies offering a vast portfolio of services for advanced and specialised ships and boats, from initial concept to detailed design. With an established background in yachts, commercial, defence and windfarm vessels and an unrivalled scope of technical capability, the company utilises state of the art technology to provide innovative design and consultancy for an international client base.


BMT Group

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.


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