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)

KONGSBERG WRESTLES THE MARKET

Posted on: 26-08-2016 05:51:57

According to news reports, Kongsberg Maritime is set to cut another 100 jobs, due to company’s reduced activities in offshore sectors and low number of new orders. The company will following the social agreements in the employment contracts. Most of the job cuts will be from the Kongsberg f....

LR SET TO OPTIMISE INSPECTIONS

Posted on: 24-08-2016 05:50:30

Inspectors of Lloyd’s Register are optimizing inspection regimes thanks to their accredited status, using the OVID web based inspection tool to reference inspection reports. “OVID has been designed to provide a number of positive benefits to Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF/IOGP) members....

FIRST PAST THE OSVDPA POST

Posted on: 22-08-2016 05:47:14

The Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority (OSVDPA) in the US has announced that The Marine Training Institute (TMTI) in Gray, Louisiana, is the first training provider to be accredited to conduct OSVDPA dynamic positioning operator (DPO) training courses and assessments. The OSVDPA’s executive ....

ARI SIMULATION EXTENDS REACH

Posted on: 19-08-2016 05:29:47

ARI Simulation is a global provider of simulation solutions across a broad range of industries, including marine, offshore, defence, naval, E&P and construction. It offers a range of simulator products for offshore drilling rigs, cranes, vessel handling, dynamic positioning systems, anchor handling, subsea support,....

NEW PRS NEEDS NO TARGET

Posted on: 17-08-2016 05:28:21

A new type of position reference sensor that does not use physical targets is changing the way vessels navigate. The company that developed it, Guidance Marine, says it is especially well-suited to use on service operation vessels operating in offshore windfarms, but it could have a host of other applications. Guidanc....

HANDY GUIDE TO OFFSHORE OPERATIONS

Posted on: 15-08-2016 05:26:40

DNV GL has provided a handy guide to offshore drilling and operations. According to their guidance, typically offshore operations fall into one of three categories, Shallow water operations, where water-depth is smaller than 1,000ft, deep-water where water-depth is deeper than 1,000ft but under 5,00....

A PASSION FOR DP

Posted on: 12-08-2016 19:22:09

Platform supply vessel VOS Passion was named in a ceremony on July 18 at Cosco Shipyard in Guangdong, China. VOS Passion, the fourth of six PX121-type PSVs being built at the shipyard for Vroon, is in the final stages of construction and will be ready for delivery in August. The PX121 design features Ul....

GLOBAL MARITIME NEW DP PROCEDURES

Posted on: 01-08-2016 05:26:48

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has introduced a new set of policies and procedures to support its Dynamic Positioning (DP) activities. The new procedures will ensure continued excellence and consistency across all Global Maritime’s global DP operations. The document will cover g....