DEVELOPMENT OF A DYNAMIC SHIP POSITIONING SYSTEM

The M.V. Wimpey Sealab is the first British-owned dynamically positioned drillship. Four 745 kW thrusters maintain the required position and heading of the vessel without the use of anchors. The position of the vessel is measured by both acoustic and taut-wire techniques. The equipment and some important considerations in the design of the control system are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Authors:
    • Ball, A E
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00138031
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM