Unique DP system for inland vesselEquipment & Technology // July 18, 2017
RH Marine recently commissioned a Rhodium 4500 dynamic positioning and tracking system on the new flagship of Hakkers, a specialist in excavation, dredging, construction, foundation, coastal and shoreline work.
The multipurpose vessel on which the DP system was installed can be used for lifting, dredging or pile driving. The ship, Noordzee, required a system that could automatically hold position and maintain track with high accuracy on low speed.
"Dynamic positioning for inland multipurpose vessels is complex since these ships have to handle a variety of movements, loading conditions and currents," said RH Marine. "RH Marine integrated the Rhodium DPT4500 system on board to help Hakkers maximize the operational capability of the vessel." The project was undertaken with sister company Radio Holland, who supplied and installed the navigational sensors.
"Thanks to the flexibility of the Rhodium DPT4500 system, the challenging thruster configuration and inland specific circumstances were mastered," said RH Marine. "After a short commissioning exercise and familiarization the crew was impressed with the performance."