Servowatch unveils ServoFusion for high-end automation

Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology — By on September 10, 2014 at 6:17 PM

10 September – Servowatch Systems, the global specialist in marine automation and system integration, has introduced ServoFusion to the marine market, an advanced turnkey solution tailor-made to suit the complex automation and integration requirements of operators of specialist tonnage.

Speaking at the product launch today at SMM,  Martyn Dickinson, Sales Director, Marine Business Unit, Servowatch Systems, said: ‘ServoFusion offers a variety of options from integrated bridge navigation and platform management to fully integrated turnkey electrical and automation solutions.

“Extensive integration enables us to include the data from various ship systems, including, propulsion plant, electrical systems, auxiliary machinery, tanking and piping arrangements, tank monitoring systems, HVAC, and safety and security management platforms.”

The UK-based company, a business unit of the Electrical & Automation division of India’s engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro, has over 40 years established itself as the leading supplier of sophisticated solutions to the naval, mega-yacht and specialist ship sectors.

Wayne Ross, Chief Executive Office, Servowatch Systems, added: “The success of any specialist, high-value newbuild relies heavily on effective project management. We are with our customers from the outset, at the design and panning stages, right through to commissioning to ensure that each and every project runs smoothly and is delivered on time.

“We are a total solutions provider, offering FEED (front end engineering and design), installation, testing and commissioning services for newbuilds, retrofits and upgrades, ” he added.

Servowatch recently secured a significant contract to provide a complex Integrated Platform Management System for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new MARS (Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability) tankers, currently under construction by South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).

The four 38 000gt MARS tankers, which are due for delivery from 2016, will receive a Servowatch scope of supply that includes operator interfaces for all shipboard machinery, such as automation, propulsion control, power management, damage control, onboard training, CCTV and other critical components.

The ServoFusion solution can also incorporate ship safety and security management aspects of the company’s new ServoSecurity offering. This can be integrated into shipboard fire and flood detection systems to optimise emergency management and evacuation processes. The concept is already gaining traction within the damage control function aboard various Naval vessels under construction.

ServoSecurity made headlines in 2012 when Servowatch secured the contract to provide the Maritime Surveillance and Situation Awareness solution, as the primary marine surveillance tool used by the principal authorities during the London Olympics.

“This landmark technology has capability across many different sectors including counter surveillance for both marine and land-based application, ” said Servowatch Systems’ Research & Development Director, Stafford Williams.

Servowatch is a recognised expert in marine automation systems with approaching 40 years’ experience supplying and integrating state-of-the-art technologies to the international merchant marine, naval, luxury yacht and pleasure craft markets.

Originally established as Bond Instrumentation & Process Controls in 1975, the company evolved from its service and support roots with the UK Ministry of Defence into a major award-winning manufacturer of ship control and alarm monitoring systems for the global maritime industries, achieving a number of significant.

In 2012, India-based engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro completed a share sale agreement to acquire Thalest Ltd, the holding company of Servowatch Systems, Bond Instrumentation & Process Controls, and Servowatch (USA).

With strong financial backing and renowned for its investment in product development, Servowatch is expected to see exponential growth across all marine segments.

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