Imtech Marine & Offshore and VSTEP announce their cooperation to deliver innovative maritime training simulators.
The partnership combines Imtech’s worldwide experience in maritime systems and VSTEP’s innovative 3D simulation technology to introduce a new range of high-end maritime simulators which are affordable, maintainable and adaptable for both the profit and non-profit market.
The cooperation was launched at the NIDV (Netherlands Industries for Defence & Security) Symposium & Exhibition 2010 using the theme ‘Partners in Technology’.
Explaining the partnership to the Netherlands Minister of Defence at the Imtech stand, René van de Bruggen, CEO of Imtech stated: “Partnering with innovative companies like VSTEP is a good example of Imtech’s growth strategy. We always look for new technologies to contribute to our customers goals. Making sure that ship crews are well trained on our solutions, is part of our life cycle approach, ensures safety at sea and reduces operating costs.”
The partnership starts off with a cost-effective DNV Class A compliant bridge for maritime training schools, naval academy’s and ship owners. Further areas of cooperation include joint solution development and marketing, participation in military tenders and projects. Customers can be served worldwide through the network of 70 Imtech Marine offices along the world’s sea lines of communication and VSTEP’s offices in The Netherlands and North America.
Cristijn Sarvaas, CEO VSTEP: “We are honored to have been selected by one of the strongest full service suppliers in the maritime industry to jointly develop the market for high-end maritime simulators. Imtech has an excellent reputation in serving the world’s leading maritime companies. This reputation and their extensive network of maritime equipment suppliers, is a solid basis to serve the most demanding simulation customers worldwide.”
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