Dynamic Positioning


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Reminder: IDPOA Seeks Nominations International Dynamic Positioning (DP) Excellence Awards

The International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA) is inviting mariners from across the world to nominate their shining stars of the Dynamic

February 9, 2010
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Calling all DP Operator’s! IDPOA announces the first annual DP Awards

In Search of Excellence The International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA) is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural International

February 2, 2010
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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J. Ray Acquires 50% stake in NO102

The 427-foot NO102 should enable J. Ray to be an immediate player in the flexible pipe installation market. J. Ray expects to take delivery of the NO102 in the

December 23, 2009
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NOAA

US Navy Oceanographic Survey Ship

ST Engineering announced today that its US shipyard, VT Halter Marine, has been awarded a contract worth US$87m  to build an enhanced version of a T-AGS 60

December 23, 2009
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Acergy’s New Pipe Lay Vessel – Borealis

This new asset, currently being built at the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore, is a Class 3 dynamic positioning vessel equipped with a 5,000T crane. Acergy

December 17, 2009
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2 New PSV’s for Siem Offshore

STX Europe has been awarded contracts with Siem Offshore for design and building of two Platform Supply Vessels. The vessels are designed by STX Europe in

December 17, 2009
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rolls-Royce Thrusters for Ultra-Deepwater Ships

Since the upsurge in ordering of drillships, Rolls Royce has been successful in capturing nearly 90 per cent of contracts for thrusters for these

December 10, 2009
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Stenas’s DrillMAX Ice

Stena Drilling's decision to go into the Arctic was heavily influenced by the fact that oil prices were climbing higher and that new discoveries need to be

December 10, 2009
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

November DP Roundup

Lets take a look at the dynamic positioning related news that made headlines last month! StatoilHydro ASA is changing its name to Statoil ASA  and

December 3, 2009
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Septembers DP Digest

Lets take a look at the Dynamic Positioning related articles that made the headlines last

October 8, 2009
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Thursday, October 1, 2009
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Farmers Almanac: Winter 2010

Curious what the upcoming season’s weather has in store? Sure this is a maritime blog but there is no reason we can’t take advice from our land

October 1, 2009
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Day in the Life of a DP Operator

Working on a DP vessel shares many similarities with working on a regular vessel. There are unique aspects about it as well. The following article is by no

September 24, 2009
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

IDPOA’s Training Scheme Initiative

The International DP Operators Association (IDPOA) has been hard at work on a new program to aid self funded DPO’s gain the sea time needed for an

September 10, 2009
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Brief History of Dynamic Positioning

Dynamic Positioning (DP) has come a long way in the 58 years since its inception, developing alongside the oil industry.  Today its applications are as varied

August 25, 2009
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