(Google Translation) – Intermarine, a subsidiary of the Immsi S.p.A. industrial group (IMS.MI), delivered a minesweeper to the Algerian Navy July 29th.
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 specialized 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 meter length and 10 meter 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 fiberglass developed specifically for this type of project. The superstructures, realized in a sandwich configuration consisting of two fiberglass and carbon fiber layers encasing a balsa core, are constructed with the resin infusion process.
Confirming its international leadership in this particular sector of defense vessels, Intermarine has already built 43 minesweepers, in 9 different configurations, for the navies of 8 countries, including the USA, Australia and Italy.