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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 5,000 tonnes per year.'Typical DP drilling units operate in HV split-bus, or open-bus, configuration with the power management switchboards operating in silos, using an independent island philosophy…

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…

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)…

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