Imtech, technical service provider in Europe, has received an order from Hellenic Shipyards (Skaramanga, Greece) to modernise the automation on board of six frigates of the Hellenic Navy in Greece. The order, valued at ten million euro, will be completed by the Imtech Marine & Offshore division, which specialises in providing total technical solutions in the marine markets.
Imtech will install an Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) on six 'ELLI' class standard frigates of the Hellenic Navy. IPMS will be used to integrate all platform machinery, including electrical power generation & distribution, gas turbine propulsion, fire fighting, damage control and auxiliary systems.
All technical solutions on board of the frigates will be monitored and controlled through advanced integrated monitors. The project includes co-operation with the Hellenic maritime industry by local industrial participation. The objective of the modernisation is to enhance the operational effectiveness of the ships and extend the frigates operational life span beyond the year 2020. The first frigate will be delivered to the Hellenic Navy in 2006 with the last vessel planned completion for mid 2009. Imtech expects to provide similar automation technology for the remaining two frigates.