Imtech (technical services provider in Europe) announces that it recently won orders from several ship owners and shipyards in the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, the USA and the United Arab Emirates for technological solutions on board various yachts and cruise ships. The total value of these orders is more than 96 million euro.
The market for luxury yachts and cruise ships continues to grow and Imtech is one of the strongest players in this segment. The market is served from Imtech's various maritime competence centres in Europe, the USA and the Far East. Imtech's innovative range of services includes integrated and automated ship bridges, propulsion & drive, alarm & monitoring, navigation & communication, on-board IT networks, electrical engineering, air conditioning and climate control systems, fire safety and integral security. Environmental sustainability and energy saving are of primary concern to Imtech.
Orders have recently been received for luxury mega yachts between 30 and 85 metres long from the Dutch Feadship Shipyard in Aalsmeer and Makkum, the German Nobiskrug Shipyard in Rendsburg, the Russian Moscow Shipyard and the Delta Marine Shipyard in Seattle, USA.
An exceptional order was also received for the luxury giga yacht Swift 141. This is the former Hr. Ms. Piet Heyn, a Dutch 130-metre S-class frigate that was sold to the navy of the United Arab Emirates by the Dutch navy in the period 1997-1998 and was re-christened F02 Al Emerat. It was recently decided that this ship would be converted to an extremely luxurious giga yacht of 141 metres, with Imtech being responsible for the entire automation, the energy-efficient drives, the navigation & communication on board and the complete range of electrical solutions.
The yachts will be completed in the period 2008-2010.