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)

KONSGBERG PIONEERS FUEL SAVING

Posted on: 01-09-2015 05:37:57

Norway-based Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract to install a vessel-integrated, fuel-saving control system aboard Toronto-based Nautilus Minerals Inc.'s Production Support Vessel (PSV), the company announced in a statement.  Nautilus said that the....

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Posted on: 31-08-2015 11:50:17

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TRANSOCEAN BUSINESS UPDATE

Posted on: 28-08-2015 05:44:33

Offshore drilling giant, Transocean Ltd.has provided a monthly fleet status report for the period from Jul 15, 2015. The value of all the new deals and extensions in contracts during the aforesaid time frame is estimated at roughly $35 million. The update covers the company....

NEW LIFTSHIP DEAL

Posted on: 26-08-2015 05:41:21

A consortium of Kongsberg Maritime, Norwegian shipping company Østensjo, and the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (Marintek) is investigating use of motion-compensated and telescopic gangways, typically employed on offshore accommodation vessels. The study is part of the Norwegian go....

NEW DEAL BRINGS SEA-TEK TO FORE

Posted on: 21-08-2015 05:34:50

Doen Pacific has announced the signing of an exclusive Distributor Agreement for Europe withbSea-Tek (AS) domiciled in Oslo, Norway. In turn, Sea-Tek will appoint agents in several European countries in the near future, selling and servicing waterjets under its umbrella. Sea-Tek is a key supplier to the mar....

IMCA CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Posted on: 19-08-2015 05:31:46

The 19th IMCA Annual Seminar, being held 27-28 October 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has the theme ‘A Health Check for the Marine Contracting Industry’ and will see speakers tackling topics such as the challenge of adding value not cost; the latest operation....

NEW DP CABLE BARGE LAUNCHED

Posted on: 17-08-2015 05:29:27

Optic Marine Services Group (OMS) has launched the Malaysian-flagged submarine cable installation barge – Cable Orchestra. The US$15 million shore end cable laying barge is purpose-built to facilitate cable installation in water depth of up to 40 metres. OMS Chief Executive Offi....