BMT Scientific Marine Services is celebrating 20 years in business, commemorating the anniversary of the company’s formation in 1992.

Scientific Marine Services started as a sole proprietorship, focusing on naval architecture consulting and shipping projects.  The company became a corporation in 1992 and won its first major contract to provide Structural Monitoring Systems for (then) BP Oil Marine in Cleveland.

The company ventured into Integrated Marine Monitoring Systems (IMMS) for offshore platforms starting in 1997 with the Oryx Spar Joint Industry Project.  Since then, the IMMS and other instrumentation systems for riser and tendon monitoring have been a driving force in the business.

In 1998, BMT Group acquired Scientific Marine Services and later established the Energy Sector, providing opportunities for joint projects with other BMT companies serving the offshore oil & gas industry. BMT SMS has continued to innovate and expand its offerings over the years. In 2007, the company developed the Client Data Center, an integrated service to provide quick, simple and secure access to measured and post-processed data from monitoring systems.  In 2011, BMT launched the fully-qualified ROV-Serviceable Subsea Strain Sensor Assembly (SSSA) for monitoring the structural integrity of subsea structures (tendons, production risers, steel catenary risers, platform legs and braces, etc).

Today, BMT SMS provides innovative integrity monitoring systems for a wide range of floating offshore oil facilities including their subsea risers and mooring systems. BMT SMS delivers custom engineered products from design through procurement, assembly, installation and aftermarket service.