BMT ARGOSS (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has launched its ice charting capability which, coupled with its extensive weather forecasting expertise, will provide a more enhanced and cost effective service to customers globally.
Jean-Paul Lindeboom, Director of Metocean Weather Forecasting at BMT ARGOSS says: “This combined capability under one roof is unique to the market. More and more of our clients are looking at these new, harsher environments, therefore having both a comprehensive understanding of the weather and the ice regime makes sense as a complete package, providing cost efficiencies and a more progressive service for our customers.”
As part of this new capability, a number of BMT’s key senior meteorologists have completed an intensive training program at the Danish Meteorological Institute. BMT’s Mark van der Putte who took part in the training comments: “The training has allowed us to better understand the ice regime, i.e. how ice builds up, how it moves and reacts and how it evolves during the season. Interpreting satellite images is also a key requirement for delivering an effective output. The ice build-up and movement is very dependent on the weather therefore our extensive meteorological knowledge and experience will help us to further improve the service we provide.”
For the past 18 years, BMT ARGOSS has provided a wide range of services aimed at reducing the risks involved with offshore design and operations. Its expertise in the field of metocean modeling, meteorology and weather forecasting as well as remote sensing data has been utilized for projects in areas such as Yamal, the Baltic Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Sakhalin sea area.