Imtech has received orders for new and existing ships for the Royal Netherlands and Belgian Navies from Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and the Defence Material Organisation.

Under the €28m ($38m) contract, Imtech will design, produce, deliver and implement technological solutions to the Dutch Navy’s supply vessel, Karel Doorman, and provide technological upgrades to Belgian frigates.

The company will upgrade the existing platform automation and replace computers, include new fibre-optic technology, and implement new processors and measurement and control solutions.

The 205m-long ship with a displacement capacity of 28,000t is one of the biggest naval ships ever built in Netherlands.

Imtech will also provide technological upgrades to two M Class Belgian frigates that include the replacement of an existing integrated control and monitoring system on board by a new state-of-the-art version.

The ship will be delivered to the Royal Netherlands Navy in 2014 to replace the supply ship, Hr Ms Zuiderkruis.

The Dutch project will be completed in 2012, whereas the Belgian project will be completed by 2014.