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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 DSVs ORDERED

Posted on: 31-07-2015 05:03:12

A pair of 43 m Incat Crowther design monohull dive support vessels currently under construction at Brazil's Arpoadar Engenharia shipyard have been ordered by Oceanica Offshore for service with Petrobras. The design is an innovative concept combining the latest ideas from designer, builder, and ....

QUANTUM OF ROVs

Posted on: 29-07-2015 05:01:28

SMD announced the delivery of three Quantum Work Class remotely operated vehicle (WROV) systems to China’s largest offshore engineering construction company, COOEC Subsea Technology Co. SMD was awarded contracts to supply COOEC with three Quantum MkIII 3000m rated WROV systems in the 1Q 2015. The orders include one ....

FUGRO LOOKS TO CABLE LAYING

Posted on: 27-07-2015 05:57:09

Fugro is now offering cable-lay in addition to trenching to its offshore windfarm and tidal energy clients. The company has equipped its trenching vessel Fugro Saltire with a compact, custom-made, cable-lay spread. This comprises a reel drive system to store the cables, a tensioner to lay them, twin winches an....

NEW GOOGLE CABLE BECKONS THANKS TO DP

Posted on: 24-07-2015 05:18:25

It takes a plow the size of a small house, a robot the size of a truck and a purpose-built ship to install Google’s latest oceanic infrastructure project—a super-fast submarine Internet cable linking the U.S. and Japan. The US$300 million FASTER cable system, backed by Google and East Asian teleco....

NEW DSV DP DESIGNS

Posted on: 22-07-2015 05:12:59

A pair of 43m Monohull Dive Support Vessels has been designed by Incat Crowther, with input from the builder and operator, to meet RINA class requirements for special service, diving and dynamic positioning. The vessels are currently under construction at Arpoadar Engenharia, in Guaruja, Brazil and w....

MORE DP MEANS MORE CHALLENGES

Posted on: 20-07-2015 05:08:57

DP desk With more DP systems working in more exacting environments, it is more important than ever to make sure systems are reliable. In February 2015, the US Coast Guard (USCG) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a Joint Safety Alert addressing DP systems. The impetus f....

SIEM SELLING ON

Posted on: 17-07-2015 05:29:04

Daya Materials Bhd has entered into a novation agreement with Siem Offshore Rederi AS (SORA) via its wholly-owned subsidiary Daya Global Pte Ltd of the dynamic positioning class 2 offshore subsea construction vessel. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Daya said it would assume all obligations and lia....

KONGSBERG GETS DNV ENGINEERING APPROVAL

Posted on: 15-07-2015 05:25:40

Kongsberg Maritime has received DNV-GL certification for three of its latest engine room simulator models designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DNV GL-ST-033:2014-08 Maritime Simulator Systems certification, which is based on the on the requirements of STCW Co....