Imtech Signs Turkish Navy Auxiliary Vessels Contract

Imtech Signs Turkish Navy Auxiliary Vessels Contract

Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that it has signed a contract for the design and supply of all electric systems to power three Turkish Navy Auxiliary vessels, consisting of one Submarine Rescue Mother Ship (MoShip) and two Rescue and Towing Ships (RATships). All ships will be built by Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla in Turkey and are scheduled to be delivered to the Turkish Navy by mid of 2015.

René van der Bruggen, CEO Imtech: ‘Imtech is increasingly active in the Turkish market. In the second half of 2010 we acquired Elkon, specialized in electrical services, automation and alarm, monitoring and control in the Turkish marine market. Combining knowledge and collaboration with existing Imtech competences makes it possible to win new orders, like the new order for the Turkish navy. Recently, we also acquired AE Arma-Elektropanç, active in technical solutions in the Turkish buildings and energy markets. Together with them we are also working on synergy advantages. By this we are able to substantially increase our Turkish activities.’

Broad supply scope
Imtech’s Turkish marine business unit Elkon is selected by Istanbul Shipyard to design, supply and commission the complete package of electrical systems. The supply range involves major components of the power generation, power distribution and propulsion systems, as well as an integrated vessel management system including power management and machinery monitoring & control. Electrical engineering and onboard installations, integrated logistic support and ship’s engineering room and bridge consoles are also part of the supply scope.

Equipped with modern rescue systems
The MoShip will be capable to provide lifesaving support to a disabled submarine and evacuate the crew. The other two vessels are capable of towing ships as well as firefighting. Both ships will be equipped with modern rescue systems and equipment such as remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), atmospheric diving suit (ADS), submarine ventilation system, emergency life support, and pressure chambers. The ships can perform underwater repair works and are specialized in wreck removal through divers, atmospheric diving suits and ROVs and helicopter operations. The mother ship will have the necessary infrastructure for the deployment of the NATO Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System (NRDRS). The availability of different rescue concepts provides an opportunity for co-operation with other navies.

Naval Today Staff, June 27, 2012; Image: Imtech