Archives: September 2016


September 23, 2016 5:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

According to a recently signed deal between GE’s Marine Solutions business and Sembcorp Marine, GE is set to provide technology that will be at the heart of the operations of Heerema’s new semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Sleipnir. At 220m long and 102m wide, Sleipnir is to become the world’s largest crane vessel. It will be equipped with two cranes, each with a lifting capacity of 10,000 tonnes, and will be used for offshore construction and heavy lifting. Read the rest of this entry »


September 21, 2016 5:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Many elements of the Deepwater Horizon disaster were profoundly shocking. The explosion on the oil rig and loss of 11 souls;  the fact the blowout lasted for 87 days, swathing Louisiana in 4.9 million gallons of oil; the staggering extent of BP’s corporate irresponsibility. Director Peter Berg has opted to fashion a solid, old-fashioned disaster movie out of the events of the night of April 20, 2010, and the result is nail-bitingly tense, even if it’s frustratingly superficial. Read the rest of this entry »


September 16, 2016 5:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Kongsberg Maritime and Schneider Electric have formed a partnership to integrate power solutions with vessel automation and specialised operations. They have collaborated on redesigning aspects of ship systems to improve productivity and operational flexibility. It incorporates energy management applications for multiple vessel types, including: container ships, LNG carriers, offshore maintenance support vessels, shuttle tankers, windfarm support vessels and passenger ships. Read the rest of this entry »


September 12, 2016 5:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As the sophistication and complexity of dynamic positioning (DP) systems have evolved, it has led to the risk that DP operators may become preoccupied with managing the computer rather than managing the primary task of controlling the ship. In response to this potential risk, GE has revolutionised the operator interface of its SeaStream DP system to (according to the company) ensure that operators can rapidly familiarise themselves with the system, putting the control of the ship back in the hand of mariners. Read the rest of this entry »


September 8, 2016 10:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts


The Asian Dynamic Positioning Conference will gather together charterers, owners of rigs and vessels, regulatory bodies, manufacturers, training providers and designers. Discussions will focus on the latest developments, technologies and regulatory updates in the dynamic positioning market. DP users will share how DP can be used in a challenging market to make operations safer, efficient and more cost-effective. IDPOA is a proud supporter of the event.


This year the Asian Dynamic Positioning Conference will run concurrently with the Asian Offshore Support Journal Subsea Conference, both preceding the Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference on 22-23 September. Running these conferences concurrently provides delegates with greater networking opportunities with senior representatives from across all areas of the Asian offshore support sector, attracting an even wider audience.

Conference Highlights:

Survivability and operating safely despite slashed budgets
Equipment maintenance: costs and considerations during periods of inactivity
Trends in the services, training and equipment market in response to lower rates
Outlook for drilling, production and support vessels using DP
Reactivating vessels after a period of lay-up and restoring vessel operating condition
Update on current schemes for DPO certification and competence assurance
Advances in DP technology for incident free operations
How technology can reduce costs of DP and improve performance
How expiration of DPO certificates is affecting costs and operations
Vetting requirements imposed by oil and gas majors
Best practices on FMEAs and implementation of safety management systems

Event Sales – Asia/Middle East
Kym Tan
t: +65 6809 3098

Event Sales – rest of the world
Ian Glen
t: +44 20 8370 1722