Imtech Marine UK Unveils BAE Systems T26 Warship Contract IBTimes UK

Imtech has secured part of the total £7bn in sub-contracts by BAE Systems to help build a fleet of Type 26 (T26) warships for Britain's Royal Navy.

Under current plans, BAE will manufacture 13 T26 warships for Britain's Royal Navy from 2016.

The ships are set to be launched in 2020 and will be functioning as part of the Navy until 2060.

BAE revealed that it has now signed six design development agreements with suppliers of everything from air weapons handling to fire-fighting systems.

Imtech, which is based in Rotterdam, will provide the heating, ventilation, air conditioning system and the low voltage electrical equipment.

Speaking to IBTimes TV, Anthony Jones, head of sales at Imtech Marine UK, revealed major milestones in the project and how it will maintain jobs at the group.

The company employs approximately 2,500 staff across 30 countries, based along shipping routes and close to shipbuilding centres.