BMT, a number one worldwide multi-disciplinary engineering and ship design consultancy, will supply an up to date idea design from its ELLIDA™ multi-role logistics ship design household for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Joint Assist Ship mission, SEA2200. The ELLIDA™ household of idea designs, launched in 2019, builds on the expertise of different BMT designed vessels in-service within the auxiliary market. The modifications to the eventual RAN necessities will make the most of the ideas having been designed with flexibility to permit them to adapt to differing buyer mission necessities. That is mixed with BMT’s confirmed monitor file in growing particular options for naval clients. The design features a ro-ro cargo functionality, cargo shops and provision to permit replenishment at sea for gas and dry shops, with a properly dock to help amphibious operations.

ELLIDA™ has the utility to move and ship troops, automobiles, tools and provides to and from wherever on the planet in help of amphibious warfare and littoral operations, providing a flexible mixture of ship-to-shore offloading and logistics capabilities to permit naval operations by means of touchdown craft, boat operations, multi-spot aviation and replenishment at sea. The centre of the ship has two intensive decks with versatile house for both automobiles, containers or tools, guaranteeing the vessel has the flexibleness to adapt to differing mission necessities. Primarily a logistics ship with appreciable capability to hold strong shops and versatile choices for loading, transferring or unloading, ELLIDA™ has been designed to offer strategic logistic transportation of rolling cargo, automobiles, troops and freight between operational areas to ship help to amphibious operations utilizing touchdown craft and helicopters. Additionally designed to function as a humanitarian catastrophe response vessel, the design is versatile to permit the addition of enhanced medical and/or Replenishment at Sea amenities.


Trevor Dove, Senior Enterprise Improvement Supervisor, BMT, commented:”Auxiliary amphibious vessels present important logistic help to maintain troops ashore. With many navies re-evaluating amphibious warfare operations in response to trendy mission necessities, it’s important that help vessels are in a position to preserve tempo with evolving necessities to make sure important logistical and provide wants are met. Navies all over the world should be geared up with auxiliary platforms which have the flexibleness to help international operations while sustaining the best ranges of safely and reliability, and we’re assured that the ELLIDA™ household of vessels will ship in opposition to these necessities. BMT is pleased with the lengthy historical past we’ve got in supporting Australia’s naval functionality, drawing on the intensive expertise of our in-country consultants to harness the information we’ve got gleaned by means of international ship design programmes to make sure we’re delivering the absolute best capabilities to the RAN, with platform designs which can be fit-for-purpose and in a position to meet the wants of evolving mission necessities.”

The ELLIDA™ multi-role logistics ship is the third within the household of vessels designed by BMT for the auxiliary market, complimenting the AEGIR household already in service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and the Royal Norwegian Navy and SALVAS idea. In growing the ELLIDA™ design, BMT utilized the information gleaned by means of the event of operational ideas in opposition to present and future doctrines of a number of navies. The idea is designed to have the ability to react to the dynamic practical necessities of navy commanders in help of presidency coverage for a number of completely different nations. Because the trusted companion for scientific and engineering-led recommendation, options, programmes and providers, ELLIDA™ shall be designed in Australia, drawing on BMT’s international capabilities in ship design. Working in six states in Australia since 2005, BMT has been supporting quite a few main defence tasks together with the Air Warfare Destroyer platform design help, Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) operational security case and Auxiliary Tanker Double hull design.