BMT Acquisition Strengthens Submarine Capability

BMT, the world’s leading maritime design and engineering consulting firm, has purchased the Australian submarine design company, Effectiva.

5th Jul 2018



BMT Acquisition Strengthens Submarine Capability


BMT, the world’s leading maritime design and engineering consulting firm, has
purchased the Australian submarine design company, Effectiva.


The acquisition of Effectiva is a statement of confidence by BMT in the continued
development of Australia’s sovereign shipbuilding industry and will significantly boost the
company’s local submarine expertise.


“The single greatest challenge in developing Australia’s national shipbuilding industry
ambition is having the right people with the right skills and this is why we have brought
Effectiva on board,” Peter Behrendt, Managing Director, BMT Defence and Security –
Australia, said.


“Effectiva simply represents the best Australia has to offer in terms of submarine
expertise,” Mr Behrendt said.


“In particular, I would like to welcome Chelly Litster, Pat Donovan and Tim Fry – the
main drivers of Effectiva – to the BMT stable,” he said.


“BMT has a long-term commitment to Australia, one of the most exciting defence
markets in the world, and this is an important strategic investment for the group. We
look forward to continuing to grow our local workforce, which will benefit our partners,
customers and employees,” said Jeremy Berwick, Managing Director, Defence &
Security.


The purchase of Effectiva is the latest move in BMT’s recent expansion of its Australia
operations which now sees the company with a significant presence in most major
Australian shipbuilding cities.
 

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