Classification and Assurance

We provide services to assist with the design and integration of component parts of the DP system and vessel-wide systems for Dynamically Positioned vessels.

Compilation of reports or specifications relating to:

  • Preparation of design schematics and classification submission documents
  • Original design research for switchboard layouts, bridge layouts and DP operations
  • Standby work for equipment installation and build process
  • Attendance as Owner Representative for DP and Automation System factory acceptance tests to ensure the correct level of automation process is delivered.
  • Preparation of Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) for the vessel to be approved by the Classification Society, Builder and Owner.
  • Preparation of the Sea Trials Test Programmes to verify the conclusion of the FMEA
  • The conduct of the sea trials test programme
  • Final analysis for the vessel upon completion of the sea trials
  • Integration work for complete vessel systems
  • FMEA & Annual DP trials and customer acceptance trials


Guidelines for the design and operation of DP vessels (IMO MSC/Circ 645)
IMCA guidelines – M103, M104 (Methods of establishing the safety and reliability of DP systems), M154 (Power Management System Study), M166 (Guidance on Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), M04/04 (Methods of establishing the safety and reliability of DP Systems)

Classification Society Rules as required ABS, DNV, BV, Lloyds, CCS


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