Imtech Marine Group at SMM: Life cycle support through unique technology portfolio, services & widespread global network
Two years ago, at SMM 2008, the Imtech Marine Group was introduced as a newly formed group of companies, all renowned in the maritime market, who joined forces under the Imtech Marine Group flag. Now two years later, Imtech Marine Group is back at SMM, in hall B6, same location stand no. 210, showing its capabilities with a focus on life cycle support. Managing each project from pre-design and engineering through to commissioning, IMG provides innovative systems and reliable services during the operational life cycle of the ship, operating as full-service provider and system integrator of tailor made, innovative technology solutions. IMG specializes in Automation (Platform and Bridge), Navigation & Communication including Connectivity, Energy & Drive systems, HVAC solutions and Fire Protection systems, Entertainment, Lighting systems and Maritime Services. The Group employs more than 2,500 staff at more than 70 offices along shipping routes and close to shipbuilding centers.
At the stand in hall B6 the technology and services portfolio is shown by way of the latest developments in amongst others integrated bridge systems, platform automation systems, electrical drive & energy systems, HVAC technology, live Connectivity presentations on the stand and specifically ‘green technology’. Special attention is paid to the life cycle support capabilities of Imtech Marine Group. Renowned members of Imtech Marine Group are Imtech Marine Germany, Imtech Schiffbau-/Dockbautechnik, Radio Holland Group, Imtech Marine & Offshore, Royal Dirkzwager and Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties. Next to hall B6, Imtech Marine Group member Schiffbau-/Dockbautechnik also has a presentation in hall B5.
Lifecycle support: a world of support
Imtech Marine Group companies work close together, combining expertise in electrical, electronic, mechanical and ICT disciplines and share knowledge to offer customers integrated solutions and trusted service from engineering through newbuild and during the whole operational life cycle of a ship. For new builds, retrofits and conversions Imtech provides a wide range of systems based on its core technologies. To make sure the technology is implemented on board effectively, ship owners and ship builders can make use of Imtech’s skills in the field of design, engineering, system integration, project management, electrical and mechanical installation, site management, commissioning and maintenance. Through a worldwide network of more than 70 offices covering major ports, ship owners make use of the maintenance services of the Group and especially the several forms of managed services agreements have a high interest. Related service are connectivity and ICT (including remote maintenance).
Partners in Green Technology
Imtech's strategic agenda focuses on its expertise as life cycle service provider as well as system innovation, in order to minimize emissions and optimize the interface between man and machine. In June 2010, Imtech Marine organised a green energy event in Rotterdam which raised lots of interest in the market. Environmental awareness is a growing trend in the shipping and shipbuilding industry. Imtech provides technology, expertise and technical competences to influence emissions of ships and energy management on board. Developing innovative solutions for ship energy and management systems is a nominated strategy of Imtech. Imtech Marine Group has also recently installed a strategy group on green shipping. Imtech: ‘Achieving zero emissions is a challenge which can be enhanced by changing operational ship’s management, but also by the use of alternative fuel sources and alternative technology. The consensus during the Imtech green energy event, shared by speakers and attendants was: “green shipping is an evolution, not a revolution.'