BMT Australia, a maritime engineering, science and technology consultancy, has opened a new office in Adelaide.
Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne opened the new office. “It is fantastic to see BMT Australia expanding its footprint after operating in Australia since 2005,” Minister Pyne said. “BMT Australia yet another organisation expanding their offices and workforce because of the Turnbull Government’s huge investment in the country’s defence capability.”
“The new Adelaide premises will house a submarine engineering capability and members of the senior leadership team including the managing director and chief financial officer. By July the company is set to double their staff in Adelaide to almost 20.”
“This proves yet again South Australia is one of the real hubs of naval shipbuilding in Australia. In fact, BMT has indicated they are creating more jobs within their company than ever before.”
“BMT is very excited to set up shop in Adelaide, which of course is one of centres of Australia’s defence industry,” BMT managing director Peter Behrendt said. “Our South Australian office will employ 15 people by mid-year, which is a demonstration of our confidence in the sector and the quality of the local workforce."
The company has been supporting major defence projects including the Future Submarine and OPVl programs, Collins Class submarine sustainment and the Ships and Submarines Divisions Workforce Review.
“It is only natural that we develop a strong presence in Adelaide as we look to assist Australia in the development of its naval shipbuilding enterprise," Behrendt said.