Navis Engineering, a Finnish DP systems supplier, was contracted by Dutch integrator Alphatron Marine to supply nine DP1 systems for the innovative ‘Sea Axe Fast Crew Suppliers,’ currently under construction at Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem. The nine vessels are part of a series of 14 Sea Axe Fast Crew Suppliers to incorporate Navis DP technology. Damen’s flexible multi-purpose design has been developed to optimize sea-going performance of the Fast Crew Suppliers so that the vessels can be deployed in a broad range of tasks, mostly as offshore support vessels.
The NavDP4000 dynamic positioning system is part of the overall bridge package delivered by Alphatron Marine. The multi-command chair will permit vessel control from a seated position. All the DP systems will have Bureau Veritas DYNAPOS AM/AT classification.