BMT acquire Australian maritime consultancy Oceanica
BMT Group Ltd , a leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy acquire Oceanica Consultiong Pty Ltd.
The acquisition of Oceanica is intended to further strengthen BMT’s capacity and technical offering in Western Australia’s buoyant market, while complementing the expertise and knowledge in the region of BMT’s established Asia-Pacific subsidiaries, including BMT WBM and BMT JFA Consultants .
Established in 2000, Oceanica provides specialist consultancy services for marine, coastal and estuarine environmental issues, working with corporate and government clients throughout Western Australia.
Peter French, Chief Executive of BMT Group explains: “The western seaboard of Australia continues to present strong opportunities for growth in the maritime, oil and gas and mining sectors. Oceanica’s expertise and excellent reputation for providing high-quality, impartial advice and services to support the effective management and protection of marine and coastal environments, further complements BMT’s capabilities and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the team.”
Dr Karen Hillman, Director at Oceanica, explains: “Oceanica’s focus on safety is always paramount while our utilisation of the significant technological advances in our industry is a key business strategy. As such, we have been expanding our remote/diverless techniques for environmental monitoring. BMT Group’s very strong R&D culture and technical expertise will provide access to significantly expanded resources and support to pursue these techniques further for ourselves and our clients.”