Dynamic Positioning News

 

DP Upgrade for Saipem 7000

Nov 19, 2018

One of the world's largest semi-submersible crane and pipelaying vessels has arrived in the Netherlands for an extensive six-month upgrade.The Saipem 7000 is in Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) for a dynamic positioning system overhaul to meet the new closed ring DP3 configuration and ABS EHS-P notation. Under DP3 EHS-P notation, the vessel will achieve an exceptional level of redundancy with four independent redundancy groups systems…

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…

Geoquip Marine Upgrades DP2 Vessel

Feb 24, 2020

Offshore geotechnical engineering and drilling company Geoquip Marine has announced the conclusion of an extensive conversion and upgrade to its most recently acquired multipurpose geotechnical vessel, the Geoquip Speer, making it suitable for international DP operations…

Telford Offshore Boosts Order Book

Jan 15, 2020

International offshore service company Telford Offshore has recently expanded its order book by around US $15 million by taking on additional work with existing clients in Nigeria and Mexico.'This will help ensure high utilization levels of…

RVOS Retrofits Fleet for DP Ops

Jul 05, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services  (RVOS) has contracted Netherlands-based Praxis Automation Technology to deliver dynamic positioning systems for its fleet of offshore support vessels (OSVs) operating out of the country. RVOS…

DNV GL, Kongsberg and Subsea 7 Finish Remote DP Pilot

Jun 06, 2019

Partners DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime and Subsea 7 have concluded the pilot testing of Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) DP Digital Survey (KMDS) application on board the Subsea 7 vessel Seven Kestrel.The pilot tested the use of a remote digital verification…

Wilson Sons Vessel Converted in Brazil

May 13, 2019

A platform supply vessel (PSV) owned and operated by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore has been converted to a shallow dive support vessel (SDSV) for a Petrobras job offshore Brazil.The vessel, Fulmar, needed an upgrade from DP1 to DP2 Class notation…

First Ever ‘DP Digital Survey’

Mar 21, 2019

A team of industry partners say they have successfully tested a new solution for dynamic positioning (DP) system performance and redundancy audits – an industry first.Developed by Norway's Kongsberg Maritime in collaboration with offshore service…

ESS Saves Fuel for North Sea Construction Ship

Mar 14, 2019

One of the world’s largest and most advanced subsea construction vessels has been equipped with three energy storage systems (ESS), featuring for the first time ever energy and load sharing capability.Finland based technology group Wärtsilä…

New Guidance on DP Systems

Jan 08, 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced Tuesday it has completed its existing guidance on dynamic positioning (DP) with the newly published ‘Guidance to Identify DP System Components and their Failure Modes’ (IMCA M 247)…

Kreuz Glorious Mobilized for ONGC Project

Nov 05, 2018

Singapore-headquartered subsea services business Kreuz Subsea and Indian consortium partner Seamec Ltd completed the mobilization of the Kreuz Glorious vessel to commence a two-year project with India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).The…

North Sea Giant Turns to The Switch EBL Technology

Oct 18, 2018

North Sea Giant, one of the world’s largest and most advanced subsea construction vessels (OSV), has installed an innovative cost-saving solution.This system, based on a unique Electronic Bus Link (EBL) from Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch…

Stena Drillship Set for High-tech Upgrade

Oct 16, 2018

Stena Drilling has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to deliver a complete upgrade of its systems aboard the Stena Carron, a harsh environment dynamically positioned DP Class 3 drillship capable of drilling in water depths up to 10,000ft. Stena…

Current News

Over 40 Offshore Rig Deals Dropped Since March. Still, There's Room for Optimism

Over 40 Offshore Rig Deals Dropped Since March. Still, There's Room for Optimism

Rystad: FPSO Contract Awards to Rebound in 2021 after Poor 2020

Rystad: FPSO Contract Awards to Rebound in 2021 after Poor 2020

Equinor Hires Aibel for Oseberg Works

Equinor Hires Aibel for Oseberg Works

PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine