Winning strategy Presentation
IMOS is a company with decades of experience in industrial welding in naval construction and repair. After its first successful years the company Management focused on specialising in the emerging hydrocarbons markets (both land and offshore), wind energy and thermal industry and large civil engineering work. With the coming of the new millennium, the company was in the forefront of world globalisation plans and prepared itself to offer three advantages that are considered essential for its clients today:
1. Operability and agility. IMOS can move complete teams of professionals and technical equipment anywhere in the world, either on land or sea, to take
on any important project at any time. Our knowhow regarding welding skills and the development of advanced automatic welding systems is our fundamental competitive advantage.
2. Total coverage by a single supplier. The organisational capacity of IMOS and its prestigious professional training centre in Spain (which has trained more than 10,000 workers from several countries) enables it to create a small army of highly specialised professionals in a very short time. In addition to welding or boilermaking characteristic of a naval construction and repair project, IMOS can deliver a complete workforce for oil rigs.
On land, sea and air. Diversification
Hydrocarbons. Offshore industry (Oil rigs, support ships, etc.) and on land: refineries, oil pipes, gas pipes, etc.
New energy sectors. Thermal power stations, wind turbine towers, offshore, etc.
Shipbuilding. IMOS’s professionals and advanced machinery work on all types of ships, made in a shipyard, of any technical complexity: plattforms, scientific, offshore, seismic, merchant, passenger, etc.
Civil engineering. Large viaducts and bridges, dredging and all types of metal structures of any size.
Manual welding services of any type and automated welding.
Supply of specialised personnel for oil rigs.
Equipment maintenance and professional training services.
Technical advice and Quality Control. Accreditations.
3. Special Operations
The IMOS laboratory designs and develops specific welding robots automated systems for especially difficult or high-risk projects.
4. Our workforce
Qualified welders in the following processes: SMAW, FCAW, MIG, MAG, TIG and automatic processes.
Foremen, boiler makers, pipe makers, fitters, welding assistants, electricians, sailors, painters, boatswains, mechanics, lubrication servicers, crane operators, etc.
Top secret: R&D&I
The competitiveness of IMOS -in alliance with Tesol Group- in all the projects it takes on has a secret: The research centre where robots and customised automatic welding systems are developed for the widest variety and most complex of industrial projects. The automatic welding systems developed in this laboratory located in the north of Spain were the first to multiply the welding capacity of European shipyards, increasing productivity and reducing risks for workers.
The R&D centre is one of the most important in Europe, specialised in welding not related to mass production, characteristic of the automotive sector. This laboratory trains professionals from all over the world to handle
this equipment that multiplies the productivity of every worker.
Innovation obliges everyone to make an effort to handle the latest progress. As well as the research laboratory, IMOS has a training centre for new technology, automated systems and other raw materials indispensable for the sector, such as Quality Control, Accreditations or work hazard prevention. All IMOS teachers are certified by Lloyd’s Register and Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Half the pupils are active workers.
The Atlantic refuge for
A repair and maintenance centre for
oil rigs in the Vigo Estuary
in calm waters
The first part of continental Europe that comes into contact with the Atlantic Ocean is Galicia, an indispensable place of transit to reach America and to link the north and south of the planet. This has been the departure point for important marine expeditions for centuries. Here, the sea loses its power in the estuaries, a whim of Nature with hundreds of square kilometres of calm waters that penetrate inland.
Vigo estuary is the headquarters of the IMOS Corporation, created to solve offshore industry problems.
The whole of the estuary is a privileged place for naval repairs, because all along the coast there are hundreds of companies specialised in shipbuilding. Galleons were built in the shipyards on the estuary
300 years ago and today seismic, fishing and oceanographic ships for scientists all over the world are built.
The work area occupies a maximum security zone inside the estuary, in a anchorage with a minimum depth of 21 metres. It only takes 4 minutes to access the anchorage area from the port by ship to take equipment and workers to the platform.
The quality of the work carried out on the estuary is backed by the experience of IMOS Corporation, a Spanish company that has been working for twenty years on platforms in the most difficult marine locations, such as the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the China Sea and Canada.
Galicia’s steel sector
850 companies specialised
in naval construction and repairs
Vigo's naval sector
4th exporting province
in Spain: 8.000 million
euros per year
1st European producer
of canned products:
2nd Fishing port in the world
PSA Peugeot Citroën factory
One of the most productive and profitable plants the French company owns.
IMOS Corporation:Innovation, energy and technical capacity
The IMOS Corporation comprises four Spanish companies with experience in the naval sector, bringing together all their technical and professional qualities to jointly implement large metal structure projects all over the world. In practice they operate coordinated by the departments of a single company, but each of its partners has full R&D&I autonomy.
IMOS has an advantage over all its competitors, as one of its assets is the Training Centre for Welding and Automated systems, one of the most important academies in Europe related to this speciality. In the last twenty years, thousands of professionals working on oil rigs and shipyards all over the world have passed through its classrooms. The Training Centre coexists with a Research Centre for Automated systems that is renowned in the naval sector for developing robot prototypes and automated systems specialised in shipbuilding that have revolutionised the levels of productivity. To this innovative capacity, we must add the force and experience of hundreds of experienced technicians and workers from the four companies associated to the Corporation.
A territory especially
adapted to industry
of anchorage area:
Transport to the platform:
A 22 m deep anchorage area
40 m away
Transport to the platform:
The naval sector has been important in Vigo Estuary for centuries. Today more than 10,000 people work in this sector. In the whole of Galicia there are 3,800 companies and 62,000 workers dedicated to steel-related activities, a figure that shows the importance of this type of industry that brings together naval construction, automotive sector and production of steel structures.
Vigo and its surrounding areas (i.e., the province it belongs to: Pontevedra, the fourth exporter
in Spain, amounting to more than 8,000 million euros per year) is at the forefront of the Galician economy. It is a permanently active city with the second most important fishing port in the world. The same port handles 500,000 tons of ornamental stone (granite) for export every year. Thousands of workers cross the estuary from one side to the other to go to work every morning in the boats used for internal traffic on the estuary. Vigo is a symbol of competitiveness.