Marine Link
Friday, December 2, 2016

DNV Launches New Dynamic Positioning Training

May 23, 2013

  • Photo: DNV
  • Martin Crawford-Brunt (Photo: DNV)
  • Aksel David Nordholm (Photo: DNV)
  • Photo: DNV Photo: DNV
  • Martin Crawford-Brunt (Photo: DNV) Martin Crawford-Brunt (Photo: DNV)
  • Aksel David Nordholm (Photo: DNV) Aksel David Nordholm (Photo: DNV)

DNV is launching a new training certification scheme for Dynamic Positioning Operatives to training providers in the U.K. The new program will be rolled out in Aberdeen and London on May 21 and 23 respectively and will provide a faster, more tailored, course option in this field.

To develop and implement a new training system, a pilot project together with the Ship Modeling and Simulation Center AS (SMSC) in Trondheim, Norway, was established. As a result, a new standard, Test Center for Certification of Personnel has been developed. This new standard covers the area of obtaining a DNV approved DP Test Center certificate that permits the approved center to issue DPO certificates.

The test center standard is independent of the course and training activities. “It is important to point out the difference between the training and a test center,” said Master Mariner Aksel David Nordholm at DNV Seaskill. “The training center is where DPO personnel go for training and that is accredited according to our training quality management certification program. The test center is where theory and practice is assessed. The test centers are the ones that issue the DPO certificates, not DNV.”

According to the requirements given by DNV, qualified candidates will be allowed to take the exams needed to obtain a DNV DPO certificate.

Another new element that is introduced with the DNV DPO initiative is that both the training and the following exams are specialized toward functionality on the DP, fit for distinguishable groups of operations. Therefore, certificates issued will be valid only for the DP functionality covered by that particular course or exam. In addition, the DNV DPO initiative makes it possible to achieve a valid DPO certificate in significantly shorter time than before, without compromising on quality.

Martin Crawford-Brunt, Manager for DNV classification in the U.K. and Ireland said, “The scheme has been developed to satisfy the demand within the industry for alternatives to the existing regime.” He added, “While investigating the possibilities, DNV gained vital feedback so that we could develop a safe and relevant training experience for all prospective students.”

www.dnv.co.uk
 



 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2016 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News