Our simulators offer students a full range of dynamic positioning systems to keep the vessel within specified position and heading limits during training exercises.

Typical applications for Dynamic Positioning Systems

  • Drill ships
  • Cable-laying vessels
  • Crane vessels
  • Cruise ships
  • Diving support vessels
  • Dredging
  • FPSO's
  • Flotels
  • Maritime research vessels
  • Mega yachts
  • Mine sweepers
  • Pipe laying vessels
  • Platform supply vessels
  • Rock dumping vessels
  • Survey ships
  • Supply vessels
  • Shuttle tankers

Dynamic positioning systems help students to calculate the resulting force to be exerted by the thrusters/propellers in order for the vessel to remain on station. A seagoing vessel is subjected to forces from wind, waves and current as well as from forces generated by the propulsion system. The vessel's response to these forces, i.e. its changes in position, heading and speed, is measured by the position-reference systems, the gyrocompass and the vertical reference sensors. Reference systems readings are corrected for roll and pitch using readings from the vertical reference sensors. Wind speed and direction are measured by the wind sensors. Simulator training helps students to calculate the force that the thrusters must produce in order to control the vessel's motion in three degrees of freedom - surge, sway and yaw - in the horizontal plane.