Imtech: major contract for energy efficient HVAC technology for cruise ships

* Largest cruise ships ever built in Germany Gouda - Imtech (technical services provider in Europe and on the global marine market) has received a major order from the German shipyard Meyer Werft in Papenburg for the energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) technology on board of two new Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ships. Furthermore, an option has been agreed upon for providing HVAC technology on board two more cruise ships. Imtech CEO René van der Bruggen: 'High growth expectations distinguish the cruise ship market. For Imtech this will result in numerous orders both for new builds as well as for upgrading and renovating technical solutions on board this type of ships. Clever, intelligent and highly automated total solutions make the realisation of significant amounts of energy savings on board possible while at the same time the passengers' comfort will be optimised. This will enable further growth for Imtech in this market.' Intelligent HVAC solutions At 143,500 GT the vessels are the largest cruise ships ever built in Germany. The capacity of each cruise ship totals more than 4,000 passengers. Imtech (Imtech Marine) is responsible for the HVAC technology (all the technical solutions related to heating, ventilating and air conditioning) and will place particular emphasis on energy efficiency as well as on ensuring maximum passenger comfort. Norwegian Cruise Line's next-generation 'Freestyle Cruising' concept is being applied for the first time on both ships. This means that individual passengers can structure the experience of 'cruising' based on their own ideas and preferences. Whether chic or sport-centric, active or passive, culinary or cultural: everything is possible. The ships will be delivered to the shipping company Norwegian Cruise Line in the spring of 2013 and 2014. Imtech: strong technology partner in the cruise ship market Imtech is currently also responsible for the HVAC technology on the two Solstice class ships as well as two further large cruise lines, constructed by Meyer Werft for Norwegian Cruise Line. In recent years, Imtech has been involved with HVAC technology solutions on more than 30 large cruise ships in various shipyards. This has led to Imtech currently serving as a leading innovative partner for intelligent and energy efficient HVAC technology in the cruise ship market. 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 More information Media: Analysts & investors: Pieter Koenders Jeroen Leenaers Director Corporate Communications Manager Investor Relations T: +31 655 74 65 85 T: +31 182 54 35 04 Imtech profile Imtech N.V. is a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical engineering, ICT (information and communication technology) and mechanical engineering. With approximately 25,000 employees, Imtech achieves annual revenue of around 4.5 billion euro. Imtech holds strong positions in the buildings and industry markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Ireland and Spain, the European markets of ICT and Traffic as well as in the global marine market. In total Imtech serves 21,000 customers. Imtech offers added value with integrated and multidisciplinary total solutions that lead to better business processes and more efficiency for customers and the customers they, in their turn, serve. Imtech also offers solutions that contribute towards a sustainable society, for example in the areas of energy, the environment, water and mobility. Imtech shares are listed on the Euronext Stock Exchange Amsterdam, where Imtech is included in the Midkap Index. Imtech shares are also included in the Dow Jones STOXX 600 index. pdf version of press release: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Imtech N.V. via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1478823]