Imtech received orders from numerous ship owners and German shipyards for technological solutions on board several German yachts and cruise ships. These orders are worth a total of over $64.
In the second half of 2005, Imtech has seen the maritime market segment for luxury yachts and cruise ships pick up in a number of Europe
an countries. Especially Germany
has undergone a positive market development.
Imtech a very strong player in this segment in Europe. From Imtech's three maritime competence centres, intensive co-operation is giving rise to fully sustainable technological solutions with
a competitive integral cost price in both yachts and cruise ships. These centres are Imtech Marine & Offshore in the Netherlands
(Rotterdam), Imtech Schiffbau-/Dockbautechnik in Germany (Hamburg), and HST (HDW-Hagenuk Schiffstechnik) in Germany (Hamburg, Kiel and Bremerhaven). The Imtech formula is catching on well - amongst other reasons, because Imtech is one of the few market players with the capacity to develop and implement state-of-the-art technology
by means of innovation.
Imtech's innovative package of services includes integrated and automated ship's bridges, sustainable electrical drives, alarm and monitoring systems, navigation and communications systems
, advanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning, fire security, sprinkler technology
and integral safety.
The orders that were placed are now being implemented at the following German shipyards: Meyer Yard, Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems incorporating
Blohm+Voss and Nobiskrug, Lürssen/Kröger Yard and Peters Schiffbau GmbH. In total, the orders involve two new cruise ships and ten luxury yachts, including one existing yacht that will undergo a full technological upgrade. All the cruise ships and yachts will be delivered to their owners by the end of 2007.