Intermarine (Immsi Group): minesweeper delivered to a leading navy in the Mediterranean

Wed, 29/07/2020 - 09:04
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Wed, 29/07/2020 - 09:04

Work completed on the second vessel, produced in compliance with the world's top quality standards

Sarzana, 29 July 2020Intermarine, a subsidiary of the Immsi S.p.A. industrial group (IMS.MI), has delivered a minesweeper to a leading navy active in the Mediterranean.

The vessel is the second unit of a larger order, and complies with the highest quality standards.

Intermarine is one of the world’s leading designers, constructors and fitters of special military vessels with highly specific operating requirements like minesweepers. Military minesweepers are extremely advanced vessels requiring specialised competences at every design and construction stage, and are the result of a long process by which the basic Intermarine project is perfected and adapted to the specific needs of the individual customer.

An Intermarine minesweeper has a 52.5 metre length and 10 metre beam (for a total displacement of approximately 700 metric tons) and is powered by two diesel engines for a top speed of between 13 and 16 knots. The structure – including the hull – is built using the unstiffened monocoque single skin construction technique, with a fibreglass developed specifically for this type of project. The superstructures, realised in a sandwich configuration consisting of two fibreglass and carbon fibre layers encasing a balsa core, are constructed with the resin infusion process.

Confirming its international leadership in this particular sector of defence vessels, Intermarine has already built 43 minesweepers, in 9 different configurations, for the navies of 8 countries, including the USA, Australia and Italy.