Bridgemans Services Group (BSG) was created by a consortium of Canadian entrepreneurs with over six decades of combined experience leading complex mission-critical marine projects and operations in a wide range of industries on four continents.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, BSG began by filling an important niche in the global resource industry by providing full-service workforce accommodations vessels that offer extraordinarily high standards of accommodations and food services as a means of assisting resource companies to attract and retain mission-critical workforces in remote regions. The company name is a symbolic reference to members of military bridge crews – “the bridgemen” – whose skill and heroism enabled fellow soldiers to fulfill key military objectives.
The company’s decision to initially specialize in floating accommodations, or “Floatels,” was based upon the observation that water-born facilities – either barges or ships – can be swiftly moved in and out of regions with few permits required to operationalize and no environmental footprint left behind after decommissioning. As such, they offer a remarkably efficient and cost-effective alternative to land-based camps.
With that as a foundation, in 2013 Bridgemans Services secured the Silja Festival, a 555-foot former Baltic Sea ferry, and converted the vessel to high standards of comfort and functionality for an industrial project in Canada.
Since that time, BSG has evolved as an owner and operator of ROPAX vessels, and one that specializes in converting them for various applications, including offshore accommodations, logistics and crew transfers in challenging marine environments such as the, NW Australia, North Sea, Baltic Sea and Mediterranean as well as regularly-scheduled cargo and passenger ferry service. In each case, the company has adhered to a policy of exceeding conventional service standards and meeting timeline, budget and project requirements in any region of the world.