New High-Speed Fireboat for Singapore

BMT Specialised Ship Design, a subsidiary of BMT, has completed and delivered its latest design, a 35 metre, high-speed aluminium firefighting vessel built by Penguin Shipyard (Singapore).

Penguin Shipyard is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penguin International Limited, a successful Singapore-based integrated marine and offshore service provider. BMT has been working in partnership with Penguin Shipyard, offering its specialised design capability work to support growth in their high-speed offshore and commercial aluminium vessels’ market.

The multidisciplinary consultancy has worked closely with Penguin throughout the tender process to develop a cost-effective design that met Singapore Civil Defence Forces’ full operational requirements. The result is a high-speed craft offering an advanced external fire- fighting capability above and beyond standard FiFi (Fire Fighting) I class requirements. The multi-role vessel is fit for deployment in Chemical/Biological/Radiological (CBR) contaminated areas, as well as serving to protect citizens in rescue missions and rapid response aid operations.

BMT’s Principal Naval Architect Sylvain Julien commented: “We’ve worked with Penguin Shipyard previously on a number of vessel designs including high-speed crew boats and passenger ferries. This new design for a governmental organisation is a clear demonstration of our joint ability to deliver on complex and challenging vessel design requirements.”

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