BMT JFA Consultants, a subsidiary of international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group, has announced plans for new offices in Perth, Western Australia and Brisbane, Queensland in order to better support its clients’ requirements and provide space for expansion.

The new Perth office will combine BMT’s strategic ports and harbours, and machinery consultancy expertise into a single location in Perth by bringing BMT JFA Consultants and BMT WBM into the one office. It says this will improve its overall service offerings to local government, mining and private sector clients in WA. BebbCart, a specialist ports and harbours cartographic consultancy, will also co-locate with BMT JFA Consultants in its new offices.

BMT has appointed Steven Della Mattea as manager, Queensland to support the expansion. With more than 18 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering, oil and gas and port infrastructure projects, his most recent experience includes development of port infrastructure for a major LNG project in Gladstone. He has also been responsible for the delivery of infrastructure projects at various locations across Queensland and has extensive design and contracts management experience.

BMT JFA Consultants’ new Brisbane office will see it co-locate with BMT WBM to help build on the success of a number of recent projects and allow the company to respond more efficiently to an increasing number of business requests on the East Coast. 2013 saw increased demand for additional design works and studies to assist with overall redevelopment plans of ports.

BMT JFA Consultants managing director Tim Green says, “Historically, demand for our services has focused specifically on dredging consultancy, but we’re now seeing an increased drive in demand, both locally and more widely in Asia Pacific, towards integrated consultancy services – from concept through to implementation planning, infrastructure design, ports operations optimisation, and dredging reclamation and maintenance services.”

BMT JFA Consultants provides niche engineering services of port and maritime developments. The services offered by BMT JFA Consultants include full project management from conception to completion on marine, port and coastal engineering projects. The company can act as an integral part of a team or lead a team, managing all aspects from initial concept and feasibility studies through to site investigations as well as design, construction supervision and during facility operations.

BMT WBM is a leading edge consultancy with more than 40 years’ national and international experience in the mechanical, maritime and water and environmental engineering fields. It employs about 200 staff, consisting of highly qualified engineers, ecologists, scientists, and field and office technicians. Initially based in Brisbane, Australia, BMT WBM has expanded to include offices across Australia, North America and the United Kingdom. or

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