BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announces the acquisition of Western Australian marine and coastal specialists, Oceanica Consulting Pty Ltd.
Oceanica will 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 has provided specialist consultancy services for marine, coastal and estuarine environmental issues, working with corporate and government clients throughout Western Australia.
Dr Karen Hillman, Director at Oceanica, comments: “Our staff are genuinely excited by the prospect of joining the BMT group. BMT’s management style means that we can maintain our systems and culture of excellence, while the Employee Benefit Trust ownership model provides our employees with direct and open engagement with the future success of a wonderful and unique enterprise. We also know that our clients will take comfort in the fact Oceanica is now part of a highly resilient organisation which shares Oceanica’s values and approach to business, while increasing the level of service and resourcing we can offer.”
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 Hillman continues: “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.”
Press Release, November 20, 2012