Dynamic Positioning Familiarisation

Held in: Lagos, Nigeria

Course Objective

The course is designed to provide an insight into Dynamic Positioning. It outlines DP system components, and the capabilities of DP equipped vessels. Course participants will become aware of the DP system’s individual elements and their practical use, as well as the effects of system failures and the concept of redundancy.

The course will also provide an insight into key guidelines and documentation affecting DP operations. The combination of these elements will enable participants to best utilise DP equipped vessels and understand their limitations.


The course is aimed at offshore project staff employed in project design and installation engineering.

The course would also be beneficial for shore-based management of offshore vessel operating/managing companies including HR, Operations and Technical Managers.


• Elements of a DP system.

• DP principles and modes of operation.

• Position reference systems and sensors.

• Reference system management in construction operations.

• Power generation, distribution and management.

• Vessel capabilities and redundancy.

• Standards and operational guidelines.

• DP vessel incident analysis.

Course Pre-requisites


Course Duration

2 days

Number of Participants

Maximum 6 participants.

Course Pre-requisites


Course Duration

2 days

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