DP Familiarisation

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The course is designed to provide an insight into Dynamic Positioning (DP). 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

There are no prerequisites for attendance on this course.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

There are no specific LLN requirements for this course. The course is delivered in English.

Assessment & Competency Achievement

There is no formal assessment carried out at the completion of the course. 100% attendance and participation in the course is required. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Training on completion of the course.

Course Duration

2 days

  • Day 1 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 2 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go
to our Training Management Portal.

Number of Participants

Minimum 2 participants

Maximum 10 participants

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at www.farstadsimulation-tms.com or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.