ao link
Riviera Maritime Media
User Menu

New to Riviera?

New to Riviera?

Register or Login

New to Riviera?

European Dynamic Positioning Conference 2020

09:00 - 18:00

Driving innovation and best practice – the next generation

The European Dynamic Positioning Conference is an intensive one-day event that takes place on the day preceding the Annual Offshore Support Journal conference. Senior speakers from leading organisations share their insights on the latest product and technology developments, DP applications, cyber security and the latest information on training, safety, certification and future regulation.

You can read all our latest coverage of dynamic poitioning developments here.

The time is right for the next chapter in the evolution of Dynamic Positioning (DP).

Programme Highlights

Market outlook for DP vessels
An update on the current status of the market, trends, drivers and DP rig utilisation.

Innovative developments in DP vessel design and operations
A look at the future requirements for next-generation DP vessels and how alternative markets are influencing design and operational requirements.

Meeting competency requirements
A review of developments in the training sector, how requirements are changing due to technology advances and meeting the needs of DPOs.

AI and digitalisation in DP operations What will AI and other technologies mean to the DP sector? What are the benefits of using digitalisation to support operators in making operational decisions?

Panel session on collaboration and co-operation to deliver ‘safety at sea’ in DP operations
The Nautical Institute, IMCA and DNV GL will discuss future collaboration to achieve common safety goals and debate how key associations and industry leaders can work together for the good of the sector.




Ian Glen - Brand Manager Ian Glen - Brand Manager
Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Gold Sponsors View All

Silver Sponsors

Corporate Sponsor

Supporting Organisations

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Corporate Sponsor

Supporting Organisations


Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Key Speakers

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard


Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Driving innovation and best practice – the next generation


08:00 Registration, coffee and networking


08:45 Welcome Address from Riviera Maritime Media
Mike Porter, Head of Event Production, Riviera Maritime Media


08:50 Welcome address
Chairman: Dan Endersby, Manager, All Offshore



This session will provide a comprehensive assessment of today’s DP market, industry trends and drivers, developments in vessel design and a look towards the future.


08:55 The Future Direction of DP

  • Evolution of DP
  • Standards, best practice and new technology – AI, automation and sensors.
  • The future of DP, what does it look like?

Kristian Ivar Øien, DP Product Advisor – Maritime Operations, Kongsberg Maritime


09.15 Market Outlook for DP Vessel

  • Current status of the market.
  • Trends and drivers.
  • DP rig utilisation.
  • Which market sectors will see a growth in the need for DP over the next months and years?

Arnstein Eknes, Segment Director – Special Ships, DNV GL


09:35 Innovative Developments in DP Vessel Design and Operation

  • What does the next generation DP vessel look like?
  • What factors are driving new concepts?
  • How are alternative markets including offshore and decommissioning influencing design and operational requirements?

Thomas Olsvik, Senior Naval Architect, Conceptual Design Dept, Vard Design


09:55 Q&A


10:15 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by National Oilwell Varco



Representatives from the key associations will provide a review on recent industry trends and an update on accreditation and certification programmes.


10:55 The Sioborg/Statfjord A Incident, Collision Between Installation/ Platform Supply Vessel - Findings and Experience Sharing

  • Background/incident
  • Corporate investigation
    - Process
    - Findings
  • Areas of improvement
    - System integration
    - Operations

Helge Såtendal, Principal Consultant Marine Operations, Equinor


11:15 IMCA DP Assurance Initiatives Over the Past 12 Months

  • Revised guidelines for developing and conducting DP annual trials programmes.
  • IMCA DP Station-keeping reporting scheme.
  • IMCA DP practitioner accreditation scheme.
  • Competence assurance through CPD.

Reza Yaghoobi, Technical Adviser - Marine, IMCA


11:35 Q&A


11:40 Panel Debate: Collaboration & Cooperation to Deliver ‘Safety at Sea’ in DP Operations
Representatives will give a brief update on their recent developments in DP operations.
This will be followed by an open session to discuss future collaboration to achieve common safety goals and debate how key associations and industry can work more closely together for the good of the sector addressing challenges such as:

  • How they can work together to optimise maritime training to make the industry safer.
  • Exploring opportunities provided by the complementary roles in DP of associations and Class in operational and validation of technology and operational interfaces.
  • How technology development is influencing the DP sector.
  • Opportunities and challenges linked to more automatic and autonomous operations.

Arnstein Eknes, Segment Director – Special Ships, DNV GL
Andy Goldsmith, Marine Technical Advisor, IMCA
Faisal Rashid, Technical Advisor - Offshore, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
Captain John Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, The Nautical Institute


12:15 Networking lunch break sponsored by ABS



This session will take a look at the developments in the training sector, how requirements are changing and adapting to meet market needs of today and the future. Speakers will examine the status of the crewing market, strategies to address the skills shortages and the key issues impacting DPOs.


13:25 The Changing Nature of DP Training

  • Improving DP training to meet market needs.
  • What are the current training requirements?
  • Importance of CPD for DPOs.
  • How will technology evolution impact the way training is delivered?

Cinthya Lopes, Technical Manager, Simwave


13:45 Retaining and Maintaining DP Competency

  • Retaining DP Certifications
  • Ensuring skills meet current requirements
  • How do TechnipFMC ensure competency

Vicky Gren, Marine Superintendent, TechnipFMC


14:05 Q&A


14:10 Panel Debate: Meeting the Needs of DPOs
A panel of owners and DP practitioners will discuss and debate key issues impacting the sector in today’s challenging market including:

  • Challenges in revalidation of DP ticket
  • Stress in the workplace, recognising it and how to deal with it.
  • Difficulties expereinced by DPO/crews that have gone from non-operational to operational, the transition from zero to 100% fully operational
  • Being valued as a team member
  • Transition from diving (or other) to offshore windfarm work

Henry Foxworthy, SDPO, Helix Energy Solutions
Captain Áine Hyde, Master Mariner, Anglo-Eastern Offshore
Vicky Gren, Marine Superintendent, TechnipFMC


14:45 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by National Oilwell Varco



A detailed review of technology development and innovation in the DP sector and how it is impacting vessel efficiencies and optimisation of operations. Speakers will discuss advances in digitalisation and AI, sensor technology for remote monitoring and the use of batteries and hybrid technology to power DP systems.


15:25 Battery and Hybrid Technology as a Power for DP Systems

  • Review of the latest advances in battery technology.
  • What are the benefits of batteries on DP vessels?
  • Experiences and lessons learned from existing battery hybrid DP vessels in operation.

Mark Craig, President, OneStep Power


15:45 Operational Support by Controlling Ship Motions

  • DP plough operations.
  • Plough operations in the ship motion control domain.
  • Strategy plough forces/moments implementation.
  • Results and conclusion.

Ehab El Amam, Consultant, RH Marine Netherlands


16:05 Innovative DP Technologies – Targetless Laser Sensors

  • Introduction
  • Application and benefits
  • Review of recent trials

David McKnight, Optical Technology Group Manager, Guidance Marine


16:25 Q&A


16:30 Closing remarks from the conference chairman and end of conference

Roundtable 1: Offshore Support Market: Crew Wage Cost Benchmarking
Led by Spinnaker Global/Seafarers Employers Association (S.E.A).

Roundtable 2: Standardisation in the Offshore Renewable Energy Industry
Led by IMCA.
Moderated by Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

From 17:00-20:00 Pre-registration for the Annual OSJ Conference, Awards & Exhibition
at Novotel London West Hotel, 1st floor Champagne Suite

From 17:00-22:00 Welcome Drinks
at VesselsValue
, Lyric House, Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, London W14 0QL

* Programme subject to change/amendments.

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Who Attended

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Confirmed attendees to 4 February Conferences


Shipowners & Operators


ADNOC Logistics & Services
Anglo-Eastern Offshore
Antares Naviera
Bibby MS
Boa Management
Bourbon Offshore
BSM Offshore
Companhia Brasileira de Offshore
Edda Accommodation
Edda Wind
EDF Energy
GC Rieber Shipping
Global Marine
Gran Energia
Helix Well Ops
Jan de Nul
Marine Procurement

Norsk Hydro Olje
North Sea Shipping
Oceanteam Shipping
OHT Renewables
OSM Maritime Group
Penguin International
Sea and Vessel Offshore Marine Services
Seacat Services
SEACOR Marine Holdings
Solstad Offshore
Stena Drilling
Subsea 7
Tidewater Marine
Total E&P
Vroon Offshore Services
Wilson Sons
Wilson Sons Ultratug


Other Companies in Attendance


ABB Marine & Ports
All Offshore
Ampelmann Operations
A&P Group
Astilleros Gordan
Bloomberg NEF
BMO Offshore
Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
Carbon Trust
Corvus Energy
C-Nav Positioning Solutions
Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
Department for International Trade
ELA Container Offshore
Fugro Norway
GE Energy Power Conversion UK
Global Maritime
Guidance Marine
Helix Energy Solutions
Hoglund Marine Solutions
Huisman Equipment
Hydro Extrusion Sweden
Keelson Marine Assurance
Kenz Figee
Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Seatex
LATC Marine
M3 Marine Group
Maats Tech

Maritime PartnerMarine Technologies
Norweigan Electric Systems
OneStep Power Solutions
ORE Catapult
Palfinger Marine
Pareto Shipbrokers
PEM Offshore Group
PG Flow Solutions
Pon Power
Red Rock
Resolve Marine Group
RH Marine and Bakker Sliedrecht
Rosetti Marino
Royal Advisors
Royal IHC
Salt Ship Design
Scandinavian Reach Technologies
Seacroft Marine Consultants
SMST Designers & Constructors
Strategic Offshore Research
The Nautical Institute
Ulstein Verft
Van Aalst Group
Van Aalst Marine & Offshore
VARD Group
Voith Turbo
Wärtsilä UK
Westcon Power and Automation
Winston & Strawn
Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard


Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Novotel London West Hotel
1st floor Champagne Suite
1 Shortlands
Hammersmith International Centre
W6 8DR
Hotel website


Bedroom reservations
Novotel London West Hotel is the only authorised hotel providing guest room accommodation for the Offshore Wind Journal Conference / European Dynamic Positioning Conference / OSJ Subsea Conference / Annual OSJ Conference, Awards and Exhibition, 4 - 6 February 2020 in London. HotelRes are our sole agency partner for this event and can be contacted on +44 (0)845 0200 350 or email or click here to make a booking.

If you receive approaches from any other agencies, resellers or hotels identifying themselves as a partner, representative or associate for this event, they are not authorised by Riviera Maritime Media Ltd to do so on our behalf and any engagement you have with them is made at your own risk.
Should you receive an unsolicited call or email from an unauthorised party, please obtain their details and contact us immediately at We recommend that you do not provide your personal, company or credit card information unless you are sure as to their legitimacy. Thank you.

  • 630 bedrooms
  • 240 on-site under cover car parking spaces
  • Free WiFi connection in all rooms
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • 3 of London’s main tube lines within a 3-minute walk of the hotel
  • Located just off the A4 and outside the Central London Congestion Zone, the hotel is just a 20 minute drive from London Heathrow
  • Aroma Restaurant; Artisan Grill; Lounge Bar
  • Novotel is committed to PLANET 21, the sustainable development programme of the Accor hotel group, addressing important societal and environmental challenges. The brand has chosen to rely on ISO 1400, the globally recognised environmental certification.
  • Location map


Hammersmith lies on the River Thames and offers some of the best river pubs and restaurants in London:

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard


Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard



The exhibition ran over the course of 3 days and the space was shared with attendees to the Offshore Wind Journal Conference, European Dynamic Positioning Conference and OSJ Subsea Conference (all running concurrently on 4 February) and the 2 day Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference (on 5-6 February).



2020 Exhibitors included:
Stand 1: OneStep Power Solutions
Stand 2: UniSea
Stand 3: PG Flow Solutions
Stand 4: Scandinavian Reach Technologies
Stand 6: Westcon Power and Automation
Stand 7: Vessel Technology
Stand 8: NAVTOR
Stand 9: Nautical Institute
Stand 10: Sonardyne
Stand 11: Royal IHC
Stand 13: DNV GL
Stand 14: Bibby Marine Services
Stand 15: Eltorque
Stand 16: Opsealog
Stand 17: Fugro
Stand 18: Caterpillar
Stand 19: Osbit
Stand 20: Veripos
Stand 21: RH Marine and Bakker Sliedrecht
Stand 22: Seaonics
Stand 23: A&P
Stand 24: IMECA
Stand 25: Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard

Quick Links

Copyright 2020 Riviera Maritime Media Ltd.

London Office

Riviera Maritime Media Ltd,
Mitre House, 66 Abbey Road,
Enfield EN1 2QN, UK
Phone: +44 20 8364 1551

Singapore Office

Riviera Maritime Media Singapore Pte Ltd,
1 Fusionopolis Place, 03-20, Galaxis,
Singapore 138522
Phone: +65 6809 1278
Linked In