Dynamic Positioning (DP) Continuous
Principal Engineer, Offshore Classification – In-service Development
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With the DP Continuous methodology the traditional five-year scope can be distributed over the five-year period, reducing the impact of testing and the out-of-service time.
Due to the limited annual survey scope, the five-year survey shall cover a large and time-consuming FMEA test scope. When performed consecutively at the 5th year, the test scope will in many cases result in non-productive out-of-service time.
With the DP continuous methodology, the test scope can be distributed over the five-year period and also allow the owner to perform smaller parts of the testing scope at component level without a class presence. Read more in our rules "DNVGL-RU-OU-0300" available here.
The main benefits you will get with Dynamic Positioning (DP) Continuous:
- Reduced out-of-service time with more optimal test planning
- Better utilization and more flexibility, with a test scope adjusted to changes in operations and owner participation in parts of the testing