Dynamic Positioning News


Brunvoll DP2 System Passed Sea Trial

Feb 01, 2024

The very first Brunvoll BruCon DP2 dynamic positioning system has passed third party verification onboard the offshore vessel Stril Mar.The BruCon DP2 installation was part of a larger power and energy management system upgrade onboard Stril Mar…

Praxis Automation to Equip 59 RVOS Offshore Vessels with DP-2 Systems

Sep 29, 2023

Praxis Automation, a company specializing in ship automation, electrical propulsion, and dynamic positioning systems, will outfit 59 vessels of Saudi-based Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services's (RVOS) with Praxis DP-2 systems.Under this RVOS fleet-wide contract…

HAV Group Acquires DP Specialist Undheim Systems

Sep 01, 2023

Norway's HAV Group has completed the acquisition of Undheim Systems AS, a provider of dynamic positioning (DP) systems for vessels. The consideration for the purchase includes a non-material cash amount and 250,000 shares in HAV Group ASA, valued at NOK 14…

HAV Group Set to Acquire Undheim Systems, Adding DP Capabilities

May 09, 2023

Norway's HAV Group ASA has agreed to acquire Undheim Systems AS, a provider of dynamic positioning (DP) systems for vessels.'The planned technology acquisition is a strategic move that accelerates HAV Group's plans to offer digital functionality…

The Nautical Institute Launches New Requirements for DP Certifications

Apr 11, 2023

From the beginning of 2024, The Nautical Institute will require that all Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO) and Dynamic Positioning Vessel Maintainers (DPVM) show evidence of Continuing Professional Development as well as experience in order to renew their certificate…

Japan: MOL, MOLMEC to Launch More Offshore Wind Training Courses as ClassNK Approval Granted

Feb 17, 2023

Japanese firms Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and MOL Marine & Engineering Co (MOLMEC) have been granted basic approval from ClassNK for two new training courses related to offshore wind power generation. The courses, for power cable laying and anchor handling training…

Sonardyne Wins Hybrid Positioning System Orders in Offshore Energy and Science Sectors

Jan 18, 2022

Acoustic and inertial position reference systems from marine technology company Sonardyne have been chosen to underpin the critical station-keeping activities of multiple deepwater vessels operating in the energy and ocean research sectors.UK-based Sonardyne said Tuesday that…

Upgrading Offshore Rig DP Systems Could Cut CO2 Emissions by 5,000t a Year, ADC Energy Says

Oct 25, 2021

ADC Energy, an Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection firm, has announced the completion of a trial with 'a major rig owner' that found that an upgrade to Dynamically Positioned (DP) rigs power systems can reduce carbon emissions by nearly 5…

Kongsberg Digital's Remote DP Training Approved by The Nautical Institute

Feb 01, 2021

A remote simulation solution for Dynamic Positioning (DP) Induction Courses developed by Kongsberg Digital (KDI) to support training centers worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns has been approved by The Nautical Institute.Since the start of the pandemic…

Kongsberg's DP Digital Survey App Gets Bureau Veritas Approval

Aug 26, 2020

Norwegian maritime equipment and technology giant Kongsberg Maritime has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas for its Dynamic Positioning Digital Survey (DPDS) application.Kongsberg says that its DPDS application digitizes all the data derived from the DP Annual tests…

OCIMF Publishes New Guidance on DP System Failures

Jul 09, 2020

A new information paper on assurance of dynamic positioning (DP) system failure mode and effects analysis (FMEAs) seeks to improve the process of identifying all possible consequences and failures of DP systems.Entitled ‘Dynamic Positioning Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Assurance Framework…

Kongsberg Maritime Launches Remote DPO Training

Jun 26, 2020

As the maritime world continues to turn to digital technologies to help maintain business operations amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kongsberg Maritime is planning to digital platforms to ramp up remote delivery of targeted training.The Norwegian…

LOC Names Houston DP Manager

Jun 01, 2020

Engineering and marine consultancy LOC Group has appointed Steve Mason as DP Manager to LOC Houston.Mason joins LOC Houston from the offshore vessel company Hornbeck Offshore, where he was a Master for 8 years.'[Mason's] appointment will further…

K-CAT Digital Tool Supports Siem Offshore

May 11, 2020

Kongsberg Maritime reported that its K-CAT (KONGSBERG Competence Assessment Tool) is receiving positive reports from the global oil & gas fleet supplier Siem Offshore, consolidating a deal between the two companies worth in the region of $68…

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