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.

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SEMISUB DEAL DONE

Posted on: 28-06-2015 16:41:39

Global Maritime Group continues to strengthen relations with Baoham Offshore Ltd. Building of the first jack-up liftboat underway Based upon Global Maritime design, the building of the first jack-up liftboat is well underway. Furthermore, two additional new builds have now been initiated – another jack-up and a semisubmersible drilling rig. Both new units are also based on Global Maritime Group designs and classed by ABS. Global Maritime Gro....

USCG CHANGES WILL IMPACT DP MASSIVELY

Posted on: 26-06-2015 05:57:36

US Coast Guard’s (USCG) steps to write new rules for dynamic positioning (DP) vessels will be a ‘game changer’ for the offshore industry that will have ramifications worldwide. USCG plans to introduce regulations for DP vessels to follow in US waters that include rules on how ships are operated and ....

DNV ROLLING OUT DP COURSE APPROVALS

Posted on: 24-06-2015 05:55:19

DNV GL has certified three test centres for its dynamic positioning (DP) certification scheme that it created as a rival to the Nautical Institute (NI) programme. The classification society’s SeaSkill division has certified the Ship Modelling and Simulation Centre (SMSC) in Tro....

KONGSBERG BRINGS SEA TIME REDUCTION TO US

Posted on: 22-06-2015 05:45:00

Kongsberg Maritime’s training center in Houston, Texas has become the first maritime training facility in North America to offer the Nautical Institute-accredited Sea Time Reduction Course for dynamic positioning operators (DPO). Kongsberg Maritime already offers the cour....

DP MARKET ROCKETS IN VALUE

Posted on: 19-06-2015 05:34:30

The worldwide market for dynamic positioning systems in commercial and military surface ships will reach $1.48 billion by 2020 after growing at a combined annual growth rate of 4.36 percent, predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas. Dynami....

DP CONSULTANCY HEADS TO ABERDEEN

Posted on: 18-06-2015 05:23:37

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has opened a new office in Aberdeen, Scotland, as it seeks to expand. The firm, which already employs 222 employees in 15 offices across the world, expects its Aberdeen to grow quickly and plans to add experienced consultants to the office. Aqualis is a speciali....

CHANGES IN NI DP DEPARTMENT

Posted on: 17-06-2015 07:39:19

Regina The Nautical Institute Director of Accreditation & Certification Services, Ms. Regina Bindao, has decided to develop her career in consultancy after seven years with The Nautical Institute. Ms. Bindao will leave at the end of August but will continue to provide consultancy services o....

INNOVATIVE DESIGNS KEEP COMING

Posted on: 17-06-2015 05:25:23

Norwegian ship designer Ulstein has come up with a novel idea to extend its innovative X-Stern vessel design in an effort to cut costs on subsea installation work. The so-called Extender concept is being developed as an add-on element that can open up an extendable moonpool at the....