International engineering and technology consultancy BMT has announced the purchase of niche submarine design, engineering and assurance firm, Effectiva.
An employer of submarine specialists, Effectiva is based in Australia, South Africa and France. BMT said the acquisition was part of the company’s contribution to continued development of Australia’s shipbuilding industry, adding that it would boost the company’s local submarine expertise.
“BMT has a long-term commitment to Australia, one of the most exciting defense markets in the world, and this is an important strategic investment for the group. With this acquisition, we will now be even better placed to play an ever more predominant role in submarine design, engineering and assurance and meet the demands of a dynamic market,” said Sarah Kenny, chief executive, BMT.
The purchase of Effectiva is the latest move in BMT’s recent expansion of its Australia operations which now has a presence in most major Australian shipbuilding cities.
“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.