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)

MEXICO OPENS DRILL BIDDING

Posted on: 27-05-2016 05:33:02

The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have released their latest five-year report on the state of the shipping industry’s global workforce, highlighting the imbalances between the supply of qualified and competent seafarers available for service on shi....

NEW ULTRA LONG TOWING VESSEL

Posted on: 23-05-2016 05:22:36

ALP Maritime Services’ newbuild ALP Striker was named on 13 May 2016. The vessel is the first of four ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels, each with a bollard pull of 300 tonnes. The vessels are of the SX157 design from Ulstein in Norway, known to the owner as the ‘ALP Future class.’ They have a servic....

NEW LNG VESSEL IN GULF

Posted on: 20-05-2016 05:01:17

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has announced that Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell Offshore) has taken delivery of its third liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV), the Harvey Liberty, set to support Shell's deep-water operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel, which is on char....

SOV FOR DONG ENERGY

Posted on: 18-05-2016 05:59:01

Offshore shipowner Ostensjø Rederi is to provide a second service operation vessel (SOV) for Dong Energy, a contract that will require a newbuild vessel for operations at the Hornsea Project One offshore windfarm in the UK. Dong Energy has declared an option for a second SOV for a period of five years firm and five op....

ROLLSY McROLLSFACE FOR BOATY McBOATFACE

Posted on: 16-05-2016 05:57:01

The UK’s Cammell Laird shipyard has chosen a Rolls-Royce design for the UK’s future polar research ship, which, when built, will be one of the most advanced scientific maritime vessels ever constructed. Rolls-Royce will also supply machinery and equipment for the 128m long "RSS David Attenborough", nam....

GE MAKES PROGRESS WITH HORNBECK

Posted on: 13-05-2016 05:53:37

After equipping over 20 purpose supply vessels (PSV)/multipurpose supply vessels (MPSV), GE has been chosen by Hornbeck Offshore Services’ (HOS) to equip two next generation of US flagged, Jones Act-qualified MPSVs, to be constructed at Eastern Shipbuilding.   ....

NI GATHERS TO TALK ABOUT DP

Posted on: 11-05-2016 05:51:30

Safety and efficiency in marine operations will be the focus of a major conference to be held in Aberdeen next month. Measures to enhance safe operations, minimise costs and maximise economic control and loss prevention will be examined during the two-day event, organised by the leading global international representative body for maritime professionals....