Recently Imtech Marine, specialized in system integration, successfully completed three innovative new-build vessel projects in Singapore; Seven Borealis for Subsea 7, Rockpiper for a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster NV and Flintstone for Tideway, part of the DEME Group.
The ships will all operate in the oil and gas market. Imtech Marine has combined specific capabilities of its offices in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Singapore. The supply package for two of the three ships includes advanced dynamic positioning (DP), diesel electric propulsion, vessel management (VMS), automation, navigation and communication. The design and engineering was done in Rotterdam, production in Shanghai and installation & commissioning by the Imtech Marine team in Singapore.
‘We were able to guarantee the specific competences in our worldwide network in the most efficient way’, explains Eric van den Adel, Managing Director of Imtech Marine. ‘Imtech Marine has the in-house expertise to integrate technical systems on board and to anticipate the complex balance of engines, DP-system and thrusters. This, combined with our globally coordinated operation, makes us a strategic partner for our clients. A partner who offers services and solutions throughout the entire life cycle of a ship, both during construction and throughout the operational phase through service and maintenance.’
Rockpiper is an innovative fall pipe rock dumping vessel of Royal Boskalis Westminster. Imtech Marine integrated the electro-technical and automation systems and made the functional descriptions for the VMS and propulsion system on this Rockpiper. Imtech Marine in the Netherlands reviewed the functional design and engineering, Imtech Marine Shanghai built the low voltage and emergency switchboards and Imtech Marine Singapore carried out the installation supervision and commissioning.
Imtech Marine prepared Rockpiper’s high-voltage board with the possible addition of a fourth diesel generator and an extra thruster for future extensions. The Rockpiper was built at the Keppel Singmarine Yard in Singapore.
Dredging Today Staff, April 13, 2012; Image: boskalis