LONDON -- Hamworthy has acquired a majority interest in Baltic Design Centre (BDC), a ship design and consultancy business based in Gdynia, Poland. BDC will be renamed Hamworthy Baltic Design Centre (Hamworthy BDC).
"I am delighted to announce the addition of BDC to the group which will both increase the cost competitiveness of our gas systems business and augment the group's wider design capabilities," says Joe Oatley, chief executive of Hamworthy. "The acquisition gives BDC access to our international network of offices and customers. For our existing businesses it means we can obtain a better insight into our customers' operational requirements and optimize our system designs.'