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)

Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

Posted on: 20-12-2016 20:29:34

IDPOA Christmas Message Dear IDPOA members - just a message to wish you a very merry Christmas, whether you are at sea or home. The past year has been extremely tough and challenging, so here is hoping that 2016 can bring peace, prosperity...and new jobs for those who have suffered f....

BIBBY WAVEMASTER EDGES CLOSER

Posted on: 19-12-2016 05:24:38

Damen Shipyards Galati has completed the bow section of the Bibby Wavemaster 1 service operations vessel (SOV), which will be deployed in the North Sea to support offshore wind construction and operation and maintenance. The vessel, which has been ordered by Bibby Marine Services, is being built in two sections, with the aft c....

GE REINVESTS IN US DP TRAINING

Posted on: 16-12-2016 05:49:08

General Electric (GE) has reinvested in its dynamic positioning (DP) training school in Houston, USA in reaction to the changing requirements from offshore and maritime sectors. GE Marine Solutions has moved the Marine Technical Center to a larger facility in the Westway Plaza, Houston, and added new simulators. The ....

MERMAID CANCELS CONTRACT

Posted on: 14-12-2016 05:47:48

Mermaid Maritime cancelled a contract for the Mermaid Ausana, a DP2 dive support and construction vessel, with China Merchants Industry Holdings that the company ordered on 9 January 2014. . Originally, on 27 May, Mermaid postponed the delivery date of the vessel to 30 June 2017. However, in light of the challenging global oil and g....

DP INSTRUCTOR ISSUES FAKE CERTIFICATES

Posted on: 12-12-2016 05:43:17

A former Louisiana maritime instructor was indicted on federal charges for allegedly accepting cash payments to fraudulently certify individuals on critical maritime infrastructure equipment for which they they never actually completed training. The charges in the Eastern District of Louisiana follow....

NEW REAR IS ICE BREAKER

Posted on: 02-12-2016 05:29:59

Ice-class vessel specialist Aker Arctic has developed a new, asymmetric stern design for icebreaking vessels, which it believes will outperform conventional designs. It notes that icebreakers and ice management vessels typically have azimuth pulling type thrusters, with the propellers located very close to each ....

KALMAN DOWN AND WRITE DP ALGORITHMS

Posted on: 30-11-2016 05:28:38

Students and researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) were given the opportunity to test their own Dynamic Positioning (DP) algorithms in a full-scale setting recently. The trials took place in the Trondheimsfjord aboard the R/V Gunnerus, the NTNU-ow....

EXCITING NEW PRS RENTAL OPTIONS

Posted on: 28-11-2016 05:27:40

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR, UK) has announced an agreement with Guidance Marine to supply their range of position reference sensors for Dynamic Positioning (DP). Guidance Marine is a developer and supplier of Dynamic Positioning (DP) position measurement t....