Dynamic positioning

Rolls-Royce has developed a number of dynamic positioning upgrade solutions to fit your vessel’s requirements. Benefit from our experience in DP upgrades and minimise costs compared to new build. We have the capability to deliver from preliminary study to commissioning.

Dynamic positioning is the capability a vessel has to automatically maintain its position or heading by using its propellers, rudders and thrusters. This is a major contributor to safe and accurate operations.

Virtually any vessel with thrust equipment can be upgraded to a DP specification range from POSCON Joystick to ICON DP2. Effective pre-engineering by Rolls-Royce and planning of the installation will ensure minimum down time.

The Rolls-Royce positioning product family includes:

  • Poscon Independent Joystick
  • Icon DP1
  • Icon DP2

Customer benefits

  • Improved positioning capability – select from Rolls-Royce range of positioning products to give you the level of positioning you need.
  • Greater earning potential – New operating requirements demand better systems, having the latest DP system installed broadens the range of operations the vessel can undertake.
  • Enhanced safety – Simplicity and proximity are unique design principles. And the goal is to simplify DP operations and increase both operator performance and overall operational safety.
  • Cost effective – A DP upgrade can transform vessel capabilities and will ensure it meets the latest regulations for a modest investment. A much more cost-effective alternative to new build.
  • Easy interface - Our intuitive graphical user interfaces allow first time users to navigate with ease. Try this out at your nearest Rolls-Royce training centre.

Unique operation and station flexibility

Bridge integration is possible thanks to the compact design of the main components. Dynamic positioning systems use space effective operational devices and touch screen displays. The space saving system design provides flexibility in arranging the DP system into new or existing consoles.

All positioning systems use common controls architecture and are of modular design, providing a uniform, well-presented environment on the bridge for improved safety.

Our common architecture and design philosophy provides proven standard modules as building blocks to configure a customised solution to meet the specific operational requirements of each vessel.

The graphical user interface (GUI) displays the DP scene in 3D with the relevant information on vessel position/movement and thruster status/operation. Information on power bus, sensors, reference systems and other relevant information can be actuated via the touch screen interface.