Imtech: 30 million euro orders for naval fleet expansions
Gouda - Imtech (technical services provider in Europe and the global maritime market) has secured large orders from several European shipyards for the fleet expansion of the navies of Morocco, Australia and Turkey. The growing number of peacekeeping missions has prompted these navies to invest in the expansion of their fleets. The orders were secured by Imtech Marine & Offshore, part of Imtech Marine Group, and represent a value of some 30 million euro.
The Dutch Schelde Marinebouw, with whom Imtech has a long-standing relationship, has commissioned Imtech to realise platform automation, power management and the integrated digital ship's bridge with a substantial package of electrical solutions for three SIGMA Class Multi-Mission frigates for the Royal Moroccan navy. Frigates from this class are about 100 meters long, well-equipped, fast and highly manoeuvrable naval vessels. The frigates will be built at the shipyard De Schelde in Vlissingen (the Netherlands).
Australian helicopter landing ships
The Navantia shipyard has commissioned Imtech for the delivery of the main equipment for the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems and the equipment to protect against any nuclear, biological or chemical attacks on board two Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock ships for the Australian navy. These 220 meters long vessels are equipped with a large helicopter platform and can be on the scene promptly during peacekeeping missions or conflicts. The ships will be built at the Navantia shipyard in Ferrol (Spain) and the Tenix shipyard in Williamstown (Australia).
Turkish patrol vessels
For the Turkish navy, in co-operation with local company Yaltes, Imtech has received the order for platform automation, power management, and the propulsion control system on board a total of 16 high-tech Patrol Boats (New Type Patrol Boats-NTPB or Offshore Patrol Vessels-OPV). The Turkish ships will be built at the Dearsan Shipyard in Tuzla (Turkey). Patrol vessels are relatively compact and fast ships, which carry out patrol tasks along the coast.
The orders represent a significant contribution to Imtech's further growth in the maritime market. The production time will span several years. The final patrol vessel for the Turkish navy will be delivered in 2014.
Imtech: strong player in the global maritime market
In the maritime market, Imtech (Imtech Marine Group) is an independent, full service provider with integrated solutions for platform automation, (electric) propulsion, energy generation and distribution, communications/navigations, integrated ship's bridges and air & climate technology. Imtech has a global service network of more than 70 offices in more than 20 countries along the world's main shipping routes and at the important shipbuilding centres, which guarantees fast service, maintenance and after sales support. Every segment is covered: luxury (mega) yachts, naval vessels (frigates, corvettes, patrol crafts and submarines), special vessels (such as dredgers, oil ships, crane ships and cargo vessels) offshore platforms, passenger liners and inland waterways vessels. Imtech Marine Group (2,250 employees) is one of the strongest players in the global marine market.
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