BMT Defence Services appoints Tom Dinham-Peren as Chief Hydrodynamicist
BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime acquisition, design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has appointed Tom Dinham-Peren as Chief Hydrodynamicist.
BMT's highly regarded hydrodynamics team, based in Fareham, Hampshire, is part of the company's Naval Architecture Department. Tom Dinham-Peren aims to continue developing BMT's hydrodynamics consultancy and testing business. He says: "This is a tremendous opportunity to build on our excellent reputation and take advantage of the synergies that exist between commercial and defence markets."
Tom started his career in ship hydrodynamics well over 25 years ago with the National Maritime Institute which, in 1985, merged with the British Ship Research Association to create BMT. Since then Tom has specialised in hydrodynamic hull design, resistance and powering by carrying out many design studies and model tests on all types of vessel including the Type 45 destroyer, BMT's fast Landing Craft Tank design, the Caimen-200, the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, container ships, auxiliary oilers, bulkers and reefers.
Tom has particular expertise in hydrodynamic hull design, resistance and powering and will be showcasing this knowledge and insight at the William Froude conference, which takes place between the 24th and 25th of November 2010. The event which is being organised by RINA will see Tom present his thoughts on the ‘advances in theoretical and applied hydrodynamics, past and future'.