Servowatch supplies IPMS for all five (5) UKRN River Class OPV’s now fully in service with the UK Royal Navy

As military vessels become even more complex it becomes critical that integrated systems work under the strictest of conditions and are proven and extremely reliable. Servowatch, a leading UK based supplier of advanced integrated ship control systems, is proud to have supplied just such a system in its Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS). All five of the now fully in service River-class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), built by BAE Systems Naval Ships for the UK Royal Navy, have Servowatch’s IPMS systems installed.


Servowatch Systems’ scope of supply comprised of an IPMS control and monitoring package for the vessels’ propulsion, power generation, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, fire-detection, tank gauging systems and auxiliaries’ services.


“With military vessels increasing in complexity, systems integration is key to ensuring the functionality of critical components. Servowatch has introduced its most powerful IPMS solution allowing more commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) product integration. It reduces platform cost, integration time and commissioning, whilst retaining the survivability and power of the original Servowatch product,” says Andrew Burns, Sales and Marketing Director, Servowatch.


“Having already attended one of the ships while on deployment in the Falkland Islands for a routine maintenance call, we are very much looking forward to continuing our work with BAE Systems Naval Ships’ teams of experts to enhance the capability, service and support that the company delivers to the Royal Navy’s specified requirements”, he adds.


The UK-headquartered company has invested heavily in the design and development of the next generation IPMS systems. Designed to commercial or military standards, principally for naval or larger complex commercial vessels, Servowatch offers a range of bespoke solutions to provide propulsion, electrical and auxiliary plant management from multifunction workstations with automation programmed into the system.



Notes for editors

Servowatch has been a world-leading provider of marine Alarm, Monitoring and Control Systems and other ships technology for 45 years. This experience is invested within its products and software for the benefit of the customer.


Approved by all major Classification Societies, their system architecture can be applied to any type of vessel. With the capability to distribute all ship control data on dual redundant networks, the operators will be provided with the best information and decision support system available.


As undeniable experts in the field of system integration, their ServoCoreTM Alarm Monitoring System and ServoFusionTM Integrated Platform Management Systems allow Servowatch to offer scalability, flexibility and simplified new build and retrofit opportunities.



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