Watertight Doors

IMS is a specialist in sliding, watertight doors for ships and drilling rigs. The doors are used to divide vessels into watertight compartments. In the event of a leak, the doors will prevent the vessel from sinking.

By working in partnership with several of Europe’s largest shipyards, we have developed great doors for a range of applications. We are continually searching for solutions that are better for both shipyards and shipowners. In 2009 we were rewarded with the title “Supplier of the year” by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

High-tech production equipment

Due to high Norwegian wage levels, we have had to make our production process highly automated, as we compete in an international marketplace. We invested in high-tech production equipment at an early stage, and that has helped us to keep down our manufacturing costs.

Having supplied specialist doors to the oil industry and mass-produced doors to the cruise industry for many years, we have become good at delivering products that meet our customers’ quality requirements.

Door Models

One of the great things about our products is that they do not only come in standard sizes.

We calculate the dimensions of each door based on the customer’s parameters such as size and pressure, meaning that we can produce lighter doors than most of our competitors.

We have type approval from most of the main classification companies such as Det Norske Veritas, Lloyds Register, Germanische Lloyds and American Bureau of Shipping.


Download PDF Brochures

IMS Brochures Door Types

IMS Brochures Offshore

Watertight Doors Watertight Doors