DNV Launches New Dynamic Positioning Training

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Thursday, May 23, 2013
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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
 

  • Martin Crawford-Brunt (Photo: DNV)

    Martin Crawford-Brunt (Photo: DNV)

  • Aksel David Nordholm (Photo: DNV)

    Aksel David Nordholm (Photo: DNV)

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