New Wave Media

March 21, 2019

First 'DP Digital Survey' Completed

Image © Bourbon

Image © Bourbon

Kongsberg Maritime, Bureau Veritas (BV) and Bourbon verify a new application that enables remote surveying of Dynamic Positioning systems on board

Kongsberg, BV and Bourbon announced a first in the maritime industry: the successful testing of a new solution for DP (Dynamic Positioning) system performance and redundancy audits.

The ‘DP Digital Survey’ application runs on an industrial data management system to help ensure data consistency for the verification of installed systems. It acquires information directly from the DP system and delivers it to auditors via a secure cloud infrastructure, allowing compulsory surveys to be conducted remotely.

Kongsberg Maritime’s plans for the ongoing evolution of the DP Digital Survey app include the following:
• Gradually automating the survey by capturing and digitalizing the best practices of DP auditors
• Redesigning the survey process and tests to best fit the new tools, based on the industrial data
• Establishing a continuous ‘DP Digital Survey’ framework, where the performance and the technical availability of the DP system are remotely monitored in detail.

Frederic Moulin, Bourbon Operations Director, discussed the value and potential of Kongsberg Maritime’s DP Digital Survey app. “This project greatly contributes to the aim of our smart shipping program, which is to capitalize on the digital revolution so as to stand out through a connected fleet while simultaneously reducing our operational costs. With our partners, we are ready to extend this ‘DP Digital Survey’ to sister ships in the coming months, and plan for further deployment later.”