IMENCO wins major Royal Navy Contract for Type 31 Frigates

IMENCO UK Ltd, the award-winning supplier of marine and naval visual surveillance systems based in Aberdeen and Wick, is delighted to announce a major contract win from Babcock International Group for the supply of CCTV systems for the Royal Navy’s Type 31 programme. The contract covers five Type 31 general purpose frigates being constructed at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities.

Imenco to deliver CCTV systems to Babcock designed Royal Navy Frigates - at sea

David Fleming, Marine & Naval Projects Group Manager, at Imenco UK, explains that, “We are delighted to be able to leverage our expertise from similar CCTV systems in-service with international navies and apply it to the new Type 31 frigates. The system offers reliable, comprehensive surveillance & security around the ship whilst also integrating high quality video streams to other key ship systems”.

Imenco UK specialises in visual surveillance systems for the harshest environments and is a world leader in the provision of both topside and subsea CCTV systems for both Naval Surface Ships and Submarines.

Imenco to deliver CCTV systems to Babcock designed Royal Navy Frigates - yard

David Fleming finishes, “This is a major contract win for Imenco in the UK and we’re delighted to be able to foster our relationship as a key supplier to Babcock International and the Royal Navy.”

The Type 31 frigates are part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which is intended to transform naval shipbuilding in the UK. The frigate, based on Babcock’s Arrowhead 140 baseline design, offers a modern, global platform that can be constructed efficiently and at a considerably lower cost than has previously been achievable, while offering a highly-capable warship.

Babcock’s Arrowhead 140 platform has a unique modular design, which is configurable to meet the needs of both the Royal Navy and navies around the world. For example, the new vessels feature an easily adaptable open architecture combat system, the option of different bridge wing modules and flexible mission bays.


IMENCO design, develop and manufacture visual surveillance systems, helicopter fuel systems, diving systems, acoustic positioning systems, lifting and handling products, subsea corrosion protection, aquaculture products and subsea cameras, lights and lasers. More than forty years of experience gives our customers added value and smart solutions.

IMENCO was established in 1979 as an engineering company and was for the first 20 years engaged in a variety of subsea projects.

Throughout the years Imenco has grown through the development of our own solutions and through the acquisition of other companies.

IMENCO is now a group of companies working mainly in five main business areas: offshore oil & gas, offshore renewables, aquaculture, marine & naval and industrial.

We have a leading position within subsea camera-, light-, laser- & electronics- technologies, retrofit systems for underwater corrosion protection, military and civil aviation refuelling systems, subsea & topside lifting & handling solutions, aquaculture camera technology, mil and civil visual surveillance CCTV systems and underwater acoustic communication & positioning systems. We are also a major player within hydraulics systems, machining services, diving systems and EPC contracts.

More than 300 employees cover a wide range of disciplines, at worldwide locations. Sales, engineering services, production, maintenance and hydraulic, mechanical & electronics services are carried out from several of our locations.

The engineering team is specialized in mechanical, hydraulics and electronics engineering and we provide engineering services and tailor made solutions for the world’s leading oil and drilling companies, marine companies, army & navy, aquaculture companies and onshore industrial companies.

IMENCO is approved by Achilles and DNV, and our integrated management system is certified according to ISO 9001: 2015.

Our advanced technology is supported by an experienced project management team and Imenco’s global network of offices in key maritime locations, ensuring smooth delivery, installation and on-going support for our customers.

IMENCO emphasis to be present where our customers are, and we are presently increasing our establishment from todays extent. We are present in Haugesund, Bergen, Voll, Narvik, Aberdeen, Wick, Broussard and Singapore, with agents in many other areas.

IMENCO is a privately owned company with headquarters close to Haugesund, Norway.

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