Imtech has been awarded a contract to design and supply all electric systems for the Turkish Navy’s three auxiliary vessels, which include one submarine rescue mother ship (MoShip) and two rescue and towing ships (RATships).

The Istanbul Shipyard will design and construct the three Auxiliary vessels in Tuzla, Turkey and Imtech’s Turkish marine business unit Elkon will supply and commission the complete package of electrical systems.

Under the contract, Imtech will supply major components of the power generation, power distribution and propulsion systems, as well as an integrated vessel management system, including power management, machinery monitoring and control.

Designed to detect submarines in distress, MOSHIP also supports subsea and surface search and rescue missions in various sea conditions.

“The vessel enables the evacuation of a distressed submarine’s crew from depths of up to 600m.”

Capable of providing life support, including ventilation and pod posting, the vessel enables the evacuation of a distressed submarine’s crew from depths of up to 600m and can transfer them under pressure of up to 5 bar.

The submarine rescue vessel operational capabilities include sea bottom imaging and high acoustic capabilities, as well as towed side scan sonar (TSSS) operations.

The MOSHIP features twin interconnected L-type SRV connectible pressure chambers for 32 rescues and also treats diving diseases with post modern decompression-recompression pressure chambers and extensive hospital facilities.

The frigate can also act as a medevac station with its heli-deck capable of operating around the clock up to sea state 4.

Both the vessels will also support atmospheric diving suit (ADS) operations, submarine rescue chamber (SRC) operations, personnel transfer capsule (PTC) operations, as well as remote operated vehicle (ROV) operations.

The Turkish navy is likely to take delivery of the auxiliary vessels by mid of 2015.