Kongsberg Seatex's Vidar Bjørkedal, VP Sales & Customer Support, was honoured to be presented with the Offshore Support Journal Dynamic Positioning Award at a gala ceremony in London last night (7 February 2018). The award was given for KONGSBERG's new integrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning solution, DPS i2 & i4, which was chosen to win in a public online vote. Launched in October last year, DPS i2 & i4 represents a cutting-edge integrated solution for DP reference applications, designed to be fully scalable and future-proof in order to support customers to operate efficiently in high-precision DP applications.
“As ever, competition was incredibly tough, with technical innovations that benefit the safety and effectiveness of DP operations from several key players under consideration for the 2018 award,” said OSJ conference chairman and Riviera Maritime Media's head of content, Edwin Lampert. “We put the shortlisted companies in each category to a public online vote and the result in this category tells us that the potential operational advantages enabled by the tight technology integration, scalability and flexibility of KONGSBERG's DPS i2 & i4 solution resonated with the industry, making it a worthy winner of this year's award.”
“It's an honour to have our work recognised by the Offshore Support Journal Dynamic Positioning Award,” said Vidar Bjørkedal, VP Sales & Customer support Kongsberg Seatex. “We are proud that the latest addition to our position reference system portfolio has been recognised as a positive development by the very people that will be using it in the years to come.”
The Offshore Support Journal Dynamic Positioning award is awarded to the developer of an innovative DP product or system, or contractor responsible for an especially innovative application of DP on a project. Accordingly, DPS i2 and DPS i4's unique combination of motion gyro compass (MGCTM) and motion reference unit (MRUTM) technology, in addition to integration of multi GNSS and inertial sensors brings a new approach that among others, means that no additional augmentation service is required for precision positioning data during DP operations.