BMT acquisition strengthens submarine capability
Thursday, Jul 05, 2018
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,” said Peter Behrendt, Managing Director, BMT Defence and Security – Australia.

He continued: “Effectiva simply represents the best Australia has to offer in terms of submarine expertise.  In particular, I would like to welcome Chelly Litster, Pat Donovan and Tim Fry – the main drivers of Effectiva – to the BMT stable.”

“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, BMT’s 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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