DSEI 2019: BMT announces new Omani patrol boat design
BMT Specialised Ship Design has announced its new design for Ares Shipyard - a high speed, interceptor patrol boat, which will be delivered to the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG),
Following similar partnerships such as one for the Qatar coast guard, the new contract is a milestone for the international design consultancy in a growing market area for larger fast interceptors.
The ROPCG is purchasing 12 of the new interceptor vessel, which will be 26m long, capable of reaching speed of 50kts, and made of composite construction. It will be equipped with ISR sensors and interceptor technology, and deliveries are slated for later in September 2019.
The aim of BMT’s presence at this year's DSEI will be to highlight its 'versatile range of patrol vessels’, including its flagship 'Whole Ship Design' offerings.
John Bonafoux, Director of Business Development at BMT commented: ‘We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Ares and our international design mandate for a governmental customer... Following extensive design work and meeting all specified requirements from our customer we look forward to proving the versatility of BMT’s Ship Design in the high-speed interceptor market.'
BMT’s patrol vessels are designed for regions showing mid- and low-level threats, and can be used by both coastguards and navies. Their vessels range from 9m to 80m in length.
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