Kongsberg Marine gets NI accreditation for DP training center

Offshore staff

HOUSTON Kongsberg Maritime’s Houston training center is the first maritime training facility in North America to offer the Nautical Institute accredited Sea Time Reduction Course for Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO).

The course reduces the time spent at sea required to achieve the Nautical Institute’s DPO certification by up to six weeks, through realistic simulation exercises on a Kongsberg Maritime full-mission K-Sim DP simulator.

The scenarios will run on a K-Pos DP System Class 3 in a full mission simulator environment connected to an advanced simulator control (NI Class A).

The course covers DP incidents and the construction and use of worksite diagrams, electronic charts, and vessel templates in DP operations.

Additionally, trainees will learn to prepare plans for DP operations, including contingency plans, as well as carrying out risk and safety analysis and defining the DP equipment classes.

The course also focuses on the DP system’s use of position reference measurements and the various position reference systems available.


Kongsberg Maritime’s Houston training center
Kongsberg Maritime’s Houston training center. (Photo courtesy Kongsberg Maritime)

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...