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World first - DPSS live testing

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

In a World first the DPSS has been tested during sea trials. Successful live trials were recently completed in Esbjerg, Denmark, onboard the Big Orange XVIII which is a DP2 well stimulation vessel. The trials were carried out as part of the FMEA proving trials for the vessel.

DP & Marine Assurance Norway AS were selected as a partner to conduct the trials due to their outward innovative approach in the dynamic positioning and marine markets. These trials gave an opportunity to showcase the DPSS and all involved saw how use of the DPSS leads to more cost effective marine assurance.

During trials it was shown how the ability of the DPSS to simulate the signals from various different reference systems and sensors can allow complex testing to be carried out more quickly saving time and money. Serial, CAN bus and network storm testing was carried out to prove the resilience of DP and PMS networks in the event that these faults occurred.

In the current economic market, many are looking for ways in which to reduce operating costs without reducing safety and the DPSS is a tool that will reduce the operating costs for a vessel whilst at the same time actually improving safety.

Peter Solvang, Managing Director of DP & Marine Assurance Norway AS said: “In a depressed market we believe now is the time to invest in the future with new innovative technology, approaches and solutions. DPSS and Remote DP Trials are solutions available now. We have now proved that they are cost effective and do work. They offer us, vessel owners, operators and engineers significant benefits including: saving time and money, improved operational safety, reduced risk, independence from the DP manufacturer and the ability to carry out meaningful tests which were not previously possible. These technologies help prevent DP incidents and issues, and enhance safety.”

For further information contact -

Vessel Technology Ltd DP Marine AS

+44 (0)1224 503663 +47 92032277

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