Servowatch’s IPMS for Royal Navy Vessels Pass FATs

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Servowatch has completed BAE System’s Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of the fully integrated platform management system it has built for the Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessels.

Servowatch is a supplier of advanced integrated ship control systems and will now integrate the IPMS package at BAE Systems’ shipyard on the River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland, where the next-generation OPVs are currently under construction.

The Servowatch scope of supply includes a fully integrated control and management system for the vessels’ propulsion, power generation, HVAC, fire-detection and tank gauging systems.

The first vessel in the new batch will have more storage and accommodation facilities and a larger flight deck than the current River Class of OPVs.

The offshore patrol vessels are scheduled to be delivered to the Royal Navy in 2017.

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