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DP Maintenance

DP Maintenance

Course Overview:

  • General principles of dynamic positioning
  • The elements of a DP system, including:
      • Computers and control elements
      • Position reference systems
      • Heading reference systems
      • Wind sensors and other environmental reference systems
      • Power generation elements
      • Thrusters and maneuvering systems
  • Sensors and common position reference systems; their principles of operation, their use, operational merits and limitations
  • Practical demonstration and operation of a typical DP system
  • DP vessel operations. Hazards associated with certain types of operation
  • Power generation, redundancy, and management
  • DP watchkeeping, watch handover procedures — including communication and documentation


Training Methodology: DP Maintenance is predominantly theory based with guided practical exercises on a PC-based simulator of the Kongsberg DP system. Each participant will have his/her own DP operator station.


Learning Objectives: Upon completion of DP Maintenance, participants should:

  • Have knowledge of the principles of DP.
  • Have acquired an understanding of how to set up a DP system.
  • Have an understanding of the practical operation of associated equipment, including position reference systems.
  • Be able to recognize the various alarm, warning, and information messages.
  • Be able to relate the DP installation to the ship system, including power supply, maneuvering facility, available position reference systems, and nature of work.
  • Be able to relate DP operations to the existing environmental conditions of wind, sea state, current/tidal stream and vessel movement.


Target Group: Engineers, electro-technical officers, maritime academy cadets, and other users of DP systems.


Assessment: The participants knowledge will be tested by DP Training Solutions’ assessment system.

Duration: 4 days.

Price: $1200