DP Assurance

Dynamically positioned vessels are a cornerstone of the offshore industry, encompassing everything from Offshore Support Vessels and shuttle tankers, to state of the art pipelay vessels and drill-ships.

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, along with MAC, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, provide multidisciplinary technical and operational experts to assist our clients in the selection, integration, operation and verification of DP systems. We aim to provide clients with cost-effective solutions that enhance the safe operability of their vessels, through a variety of DP services, and according to specific vessel application.

Ship owners and operators must keep pace by selecting, integrating, and operating DP systems for new vessels, while upgrading DP systems in older vessels. The primary objective of efficient DP control is to provide excellent station keeping, while reducing stress on thrusters and propulsion equipment, and minimizing fuel consumption. This allows DP vessels to operate in the most cost-effective and commercially viable way.

  • Our extensive experience with DP systems enables clients to comply with industry standards by choosing a recognized independent DP assurance partner  
  • Our in-depth knowledge of DP systems enhances the safe operability of your vessels
  • Our advanced solutions enable you to equip/re-equip your vessels with DP systems in the most cost-effective and commercially viable way 

our offer

FMEA/FMECA analysis

Using FMEA and FMECA evaluations, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore can predict the effects of a worst-case failure of DP systems. We provide annual DP and DP FME(C)A trials and development, including analysis of cranes, subsea tooling systems, gangway systems, pipelay and cable lay systems, and ballast systems, among others.  

DP equipment configuration analysis

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore performs equipment configuration analyses to help you select, integrate, operate, and verify a DP system according to your vessel’s needs. We can review a variety of equipment, including pipelay systems, heavy lift cranes, saturation and air dive systems, ballast and anti-heel systems, and flotel gangway systems.

DP vessel conversion and upgrade studies

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore performs DP systems interface and integration analyses to test compatibility between older and newer equipment. We also provide insight into potential upgrades for existing systems.

A range of expert solutions

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore provide numerous services to ensure the DP Assurance of our clients’ vessels. These services include: DP vessel conversion and upgrade studies, design reviews, tendering support, FATs and CATs, electrical analyses, DP incident investigations, production of specifications, and guidance for the lay-up and reactivation of DP vessels.

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What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.