General Purpose DP
A Compact Dynamic Positioning System of General Purpose for Marine Units, Crafts and Ships
Operation of floating units in the sea often requires the units to maintain position, as for instance in the rescue after a ship wreck or when assisting a wind farm. Due to the stochastic behaviour of the sea, Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems accurately automate this task reducing the risk of human error. However, current DP1 systems in the market evolve from those used in the oil and gas industry, which are highly redundant and expensive.
Seaplace has designed seaDP-1C, a DP1 System with the operator station and the real time controller in a single CRIO 908X unit. This compact system is cheap, robust, requires little space, and provides great flexibility due to its modularity. The DP will come with a smart green autopilot, which, by filtering waves, corrects accurately the drift course, reducing consumption by 1 to 3%. With seaDP-1C we will generalise the use of smart control and manoeuvring, offering an affordable product and reaching the niche market of the most technological units.