European Dynamic
Positioning Conference 6 February 2018, London

European Dynamic<br /> Positioning Conference

Programme

The 2018 programme will be available shortly.

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2018

07:30 Registration, coffee and networking

09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09:05 Platinum sponsor address

SESSION 1: MARKET UPDATE

Fundamental update on market trends, developments and orderbook.

09.10 Market update

  • How has demand for DP vessels been affected by the downturn and how will it be affected by the recovery?
  • In which markets will DP vessels most be in demand in future?
  • How is DP technology evolving in response to the new market?
  • DP vessels on order
  • DP vessels laid up
  • Utilization rates
  • Contracts where are we at?
  • Day and term rates

09:40 Q&A

09:50 DP in new markets

  • DP in the offshore wind industry: what are its potential uses and advantages?
  • DP in the marine renewables market as a whole
  • DP in the inland vessel sector

10:20 Q&A

10:30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

SESSION 2: REGULATION AND KEY INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

This session will provide information to help you comply with key industry regulations.

11:10 IMCA Update

  • Operational Activity Planning IMCA Guidance and IMO Requirements
  • IMCA Information note covering reactivation of a DP vessel
  • The accreditation of DP practitioners
  • DP station keeping event reporting during 2017

Capt Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser Marine, IMCA

11:25 Q&A

11:30 US DP regulation update

11:45 Q&A

11:50 The Nautical Institute update

  • Industry update on qualifications recent trends and analysis
  • Professional development for DPOs in the offshore sector
  • New qualifications for non-traditional offshore activities

Capt John Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, The Nautical Institute

12:05 Q&A

12:10 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area

SESSION 3: DP VESSELS UPDATE

A detailed look at vessel technologies and technical challenges.

13:20 Case study: DP by remote control

13:40 Q&A

13:50 Challenging shallow water DP jacking operations

Sofien Kerkeni, CEO, D-Ice Engineering

14:10 Q&A

SESSION 4: TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Presentation of the latest and most advanced DP technologies.

14:20 Integrating DP with walk-to-work systems

14:40 Q&A

14:50 The latest in position reference sensors

  • Exploring use in offshore
  • Use on service operation vessels operating in offshore windfarms

15:10 Q&A

15:20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

SESSION 5: CREW TRAINING AND COMPETENCE

Discussions looking at crewing strategies and DP certification.

16:00 DP training: is training for DP operators in the renewable energy industry industry-specific enough?

16:20 Q&A

16:30 DNV GL DP capability standard ST-0111 experiences, challenges and updates one year from publishing

  • Industry challenges, experience from practical use and feedback on the new standard and the free web tool on My DNV GL
  • How to apply the standard 
  • Updates in the next revision
  • Updates in the web-tool and a live demo

Dr. Luca Pivano, Principal Specialist DP Simulations, Marine Cybernetics Advisory, DNV GL Maritime
Aleks Karlsen, Head of DP Section, DNV GL


16:50 Q&A

17:00 Retaining key DP personnel and sourcing new talent as the market recovers

17:20 Q&A

17:30 Ensuring crew safety and competence are maintained whatever the state of the market

17:50 Q&A
 
18:00 Closing remarks from the chairman
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

18:10  End of conference followed by pre-registration, and welcome drinks sponsored by MacGregor for the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference & Awards

*Programme subject to change / amendments

 

 

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