Established in 1992, Istanbul Marine Turbine Service (IMTS) is the largest turbocharger service company in Turkey and has the largest number of available service engineers. The company maintains a strong network of service locations, both in Europe and stretching from North America to the Far East. These allow the company to offer around-the-clock support to customers on a global basis.
With its headquarters located in Tuzla, Istanbul, IMTS has convenient access to the major shipyards at Tuzla and Yalova and the company has further affiliate workshops in the ports of Izmir and Mersin. With close links to the marine industry, all its service engineers are from marine backgrounds with oceangoing experience, including in roles of marine chief and first engineers. In addition to the marine sector, its business base extends to other areas of turbocharger service management; for example, it has long-term experience within power plant applications.
The IMTS workshops are equipped to overhaul all types of turbocharger, including those manufactured by Napier, KBB, MAN, Mitsubishi, ABB, IHI, SKBT and MTU. Facilities include all equipment necessary for dynamic balancing and repairs; refurbishments can also be carried out under strict quality-control standards. Capabilities include shaft and blade repairs and the components such as oil pumps and roller bearings can be reconditioned.
The company is authorised as a service centre for both Napier and KBB turbochargers, with engineers and technicians trained by those OEMs. It is also a certified supplier of genuine spare parts for those companies’ products. Russian turbocharger manufacturer SKBT has also approved IMTS as a service centre to provide support for operators of its turbochargers installed in marine applications.
IMTS works to provide proactive support for all equipment operators, whether in marine or power plant sectors. “We are active in many fields and work seriously on maintenance contracts for major shipping companies,” said IMTS commercial operations director Metin Gungoren.