IMS 700: at the Monaco Yacht Show the shipyard will disclose the last details about a huge endeavour

IMS Shipyard had already anticipated the news in May: by the end of 2014 IMS 700 will be able to host yachts 20 to 80 meters in the Toulon bay, becoming the largest refitting site in the Med.

The works are well in progress, and soon the former military aviation site in Saint Mandrier will receive a 670 –ton travel lift. The huge center platform, measuring 60,000 square meters (646,000 sq ft), will host four hangars 15 meters tall (i.e. 50 ft, or a five-storey buiding…).

Over 50% of the flooring is completed, almost 37,000 sqm have been paved in order to bear the weight of the vessels. The operation aimed at maintaining most of the existing structures, while in the whole it’s been added one km of canals, 57kms of electric wiring, and around 580 meters of vacuum pipes to pump out the black waters from boats.
In the end, the IMS 700 will be able to host vessels from 20 meters (65 ft) to 80 meters (260 ft) in the bay of Toulon (south east of France), and it will be the largest refitting shipyard in the whole Mediterranean.

The develop of the marine area will allow also for the largest refitting wet dock in the Med. Well protected from the waves thanks to a floating breakwater, this part is designed to host an average of 15 vessels measuring 80 meters in length and 10 in draught, and it’s pefect for refitting and repair operations. Access to the docked boats is via a floating pontoon; a motor tender is available for mooring the vessels; and an area for scuba divers and their gear stays in the middle of the zone.

Founded in 1987 for building passengers vessels in aluminium, IMS Shipyard started in 1992 with activity of refitting and maintenance. Since 2009 tThe president is Denis Pellegrino, whilesince 2011 the Company is owned by the French holding Nepteam.

Fondato nel 1987 per la costruzione di navi per trasporto passeggeri di alluminio, il cantiere IMS Shipyard effettua refitting, riparazione e manutenzione navale dal 1992. Il presidente è Denis Pellegrino dal 2009, la società è di proprietà della holding francese Nepteam dal 2011.

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