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DYNAMIC POSITIONING essary test procedures have been carried out and complet-
Kongsberg’s DP Digital Survey ed,” Kongsberg explains.
App Gets Bureau Veritas Approval “Thanks to maintenance management system interfaces
Kongsberg Maritime has received approval in principle and tamper-proof image upload functionality, the test visual- (AIP) from Bureau Veritas (BV) for its Dynamic Position- ing Digital Survey (DPDS) application, meaning BV is ization provided by the DPDS application is far superior to now allowing vessel owners and operators to conduct DP the paper-based evidence collection—complete with photo and video recordings—which has tended to act as the indus-
Annual trials using the app.
Kongsberg says that its DPDS application digitizes all try norm for many years,” the Norwegian tech company said.
“The bene? ts of the DPDS application to vessel owners the data derived from the DP Annual tests, carried out in accordance with IMO MSC Circ 1580 guidelines and are numerous,” says Egil Haugsdal, President, Kongsberg
IMCA M 190, to verify the performance and redundancy Maritime. “The digital survey tool enables substantial sav- of the vessel-speci? c DP system. This encompasses the ings to be made because far less time needs to be spent off-hire, and it obviously removes the requirement to cov- complete installation necessary for dynamically position- ing a vessel, comprising, but not limited to, power system, er travel expenses for surveyors. It can also improve crew competence, simplifying DP Annual trials and making the thruster system, and DP control system.
The BV AIP comes after two years of development and approval process far more ef? cient and straightforward.
“Furthermore, as the application is essentially an add-on trials, including last year’s pilot trials, conducted by Kongs- to our existing K-IMS application suite, it’s easy for vessels berg with the assistance of offshore service provider Bour- bon Offshore. Kongsberg Maritime says it has also used to integrate and deploy DPDS.” this time to prepare and equip for widespread delivery.
AIP not issued lightly
Per Kongsberg Maritime, the DPDS application pro-
Bureau Veritas’ own progress in the digitalization of sur- vides access to data acquired directly from the DP system.
The data is transferred to class surveyors via Kongsberg’s veys has seen the development of an additional BV class notation, DDPS (Digital Dynamic Positioning Survey), secure cloud infrastructure upon completion of the tri- als. The surveyor can then play back the DP Annual trial an addition to the existing DYNAPOS notation.
Laurent Leblanc, Vice-President and Marine Operations program onshore, based on the high-quality DP data ac- cumulated. Each test is unique and can be played back Director, Bureau Veritas, says, the DPDS application has individually. Surveys can be carried out at any time from met BV’s stringent criteria to demonstrate compliance in principle with the BV additional class notation DDPS.
any location once the data is uploaded to the cloud.
“It should be very apparent that BV approval is not is- sued lightly.” Leblanc says. “The quality, detail and secu-
No more paper rity of the transferred data have to meet our exacting stan- “This data-driven aspect of the application is of particu- lar value for ship owners, who can use the digital survey dards, and we’re satis? ed to con? rm that the KM DPDS application ful? ls its function admirably.” tool to collate and present concrete evidence that the nec- 49 www.marinelink.com MN