As military vessels become even more complex with smaller crew sizes it becomes critical that integrated systems work under the strictest of conditions and are proven and extremely reliable. Servowatch, a leading supplier of advanced integrated ship control systems has been down selected by Bangkok Dock Co., (1957) Ltd. in Thailand to supply their Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the latest River-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) being built for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN).
The model of RTN second OPV (photo : Thai PBS)
This is the second vessel based on the same BAE Systems Naval Ships design as the Amazonas-class vessels operated by Brazil to be supplied by Servowatch with its world-class control system. The River-class Batch 2 is also being constructed for the UK Royal Navy and like the first Brazilian vessel it will incorporate Servowatch’s IPMS capability.
Servowatch Systems’ scope of supply comprises an IPMS control and monitoring package for the vessels’ propulsion, power generation, HVAC, fire-detection, tank gauging systems and auxiliaries’ services.