Servowatch completes Condor Ferries upgrade

Servowatch completes Condor Ferries upgrade

Essex-based marine technology specialist Servowatch has announced the completion of its latest project to upgrade a Condor Ferries vessel.

Servowatch, part of Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro, was selected to fit the Incat-built Condor Rapide ferry with ServoCore Alarm & Monitoring Systems (AMS), replacing the existing ISIS250 system.

The vessel is the fastest ship in Condor’s fleet and carries up to 175 cars and 741 passengers between the ports of Jersey, Guernsey and St-Malo.

According to Servowatch, the retro-fit took three weeks and was carried out in co-operation with the firm’s installation partner, Grundon Marine. The system provides a raft of new functionality and features including data logging and trending analysis, local operator panels, group alarm panels, and propulsion shut down.

Wayne Ross, Servowatch chief executive, said: “It’s a pleasure to be selected as the AMS solution provider for yet another Incat vessel upgrade and we were delighted to be selected by Condor Ferries to provide a retro-fit system to the mid-life upgrade on Condor Rapide.

“The installation went as planned and we completed the work on schedule and in budget which I am sure will have pleased our customer.”

Condor Ferries ship manager, Robert Loader added: “The Servowatch AMS was on time, on budget, installed with the minimal of disruption to our service and we look forward to many years of trouble free operations.”

According to Toby Grundon, owner of Grundon Marine, the project was carried out with minimum fuss.

He said: “There are always issues to resolve when refitting a complex system, but with our extensive knowledge of the ISIS systems coupled with the tremendous support from the Condor Rapide crew and the first-class support provided by Servowatch, we were able to complete the installation with a minimal fuss and meet the deadlines of the owners.”

Main image: Condor Liberation, ©Condor Ferries.

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