Welcome

The International Dynamic Positioning Operators Association (IDPOA) is a not-for-profit, professional organization for Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO’s) and related companies worldwide.

We work to enhance and improve the professional interests of DPO’s by providing a focal point for news, industry debate, career support services, training and recruitment. We are able to finally bring together the thoughts of DPO’s to finally provide a long overdue representative voice to the maritime industry.

Qualified DPO’s are invited to join as fellows of IDPOA (fDPO), while individuals with an interest and link to dynamic positioning may also join as members (mDPO).

Take a look around the site and see what fits you best. In addition there are membership categories for shipping companies, training centres and equipment manufacturers.

Latest News (Preview All News)

NEW GE CRANE POWER DEAL

Posted on: 23-09-2016 05:57:59

According to a recently signed deal between GE’s Marine Solutions business and Sembcorp Marine, GE is set to provide technology that will be at the heart of the operations of Heerema’s new semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Sleipnir. At 220m long and 102m wide, Sleipnir is to become the world’s largest crane ve....

DEEPWATER HORIZON MOVIE REVIEW

Posted on: 21-09-2016 05:56:47

Many elements of the Deepwater Horizon disaster were profoundly shocking. The explosion on the oil rig and loss of 11 souls;  the fact the blowout lasted for 87 days, swathing Louisiana in 4.9 million gallons of oil; the staggering extent of BP’s corporate irresponsibility. Director Peter Berg has o....

CELEBRATING THE PIONEERING SPIRIT

Posted on: 19-09-2016 05:53:35

Much has been made of the importance to the decommissioning market of the cost-effectiveness of single-lift vessels – Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit, which recently completed its first project, is leading the way Analyses of the decommissioning market suggest that new-generation single-lift vessels (SLVs) will pla....

KONGSBERG AND SCHNEIDER TAG TEAM

Posted on: 16-09-2016 05:36:37

Kongsberg Maritime and Schneider Electric have formed a partnership to integrate power solutions with vessel automation and specialised operations. They have collaborated on redesigning aspects of ship systems to improve productivity and operatio....

INTEGRATED TECH ALL THE RAGE

Posted on: 14-09-2016 05:34:26

Integrated technology was the trend at the SMM congress in Hamburg. Manufacturers showed a massive range of different levels of combination of systems, depending on what technology they can deliver to various ship types, and what they think owners are potentially willing to pay for. Raytheon Anschutz pre....

NEW DP SYSTEM LAUNCHED

Posted on: 12-09-2016 05:30:08

As the sophistication and complexity of dynamic positioning (DP) systems have evolved, it has led to the risk that DP operators may become preoccupied with managing the computer rather than managing the primary task of controlling the ship. In response to this potential risk,....

BOOK YOUR ASIA DP CONFERENCE PLACE TODAY

Posted on: 08-09-2016 10:06:56

  The Asian Dynamic Positioning Conference will gather together charterers, owners of rigs and vessels, regulatory bodies, manufacturers, training providers and designers. Discussions will focus on the latest developments, technologies and regulatory updates in the dynamic positioning ....

SONARDYNE ACOUSTIC POSITIONING TRAINING

Posted on: 06-09-2016 08:09:36

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sonardyne delivers acoustic positioning simulator to Brazilian DPO training school. Equipment that simulates acoustic positioning operations on dynamically positioned (DP) rigs and ships, has been supplied by Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to vessel control and au....