Marine Technologies, LLC

Bridge Mate Dynamic Positioning

Bridge Mate Dynamic Positioning

The initial objective of MT was to develop a DP system that complied with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines for a DP 2 class system. Only sixteen months after the foundation of the company in 2002, the first vessel with a DP system from MT received its DP-2 notation from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The vessel, M/V AMBER, is a 280′ OSV owned by the Edison Chouest Offshore companies on charter to BHP Billiton. Since that time, MT has delivered more than a hundred DP systems worldwide, the majority being DP class 2.

Bridge Mate DP Concept

The overall goal of Marine Technologies is to support market demand with cost effective systems that provide added value for the customer based on:

  • Added safety through design and software functionality
  • Reduced installation cost and commissioning time
  • Reduced service cost and improved spare part availability
  • Remote operation and service assistance towards fleet management

The Bridge Mate dynamic positioning concept consists of a number of DP and joystick systems designed to meet the IMO-MSC/Circ. 645 guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning systems and other relevant classification notations. Click here to view the basic Bridge Mate DP system control scheme. The different modules in the flow chart are described in more detail in the DP Operator Manual.

Click here to read more about the Bridge Mate DP Concept.

Bridge Mate DP Products

Click on a product name in the chart below for details.

Bridge Mate DP Product IMO Class Remarks
JX Independent joystick to all IMO classes Joystick can be upgraded to IMO Class 1 DP System
DP0 No Class Definition DP0 is a single DP system designed as a DP1 system without the requirement for a backup JX system. DP0 has no formal approval from class.
DP1 Class I A non-redundant system complying with IMO Class 1 rules which require an additional backup JX system. Can be upgraded to IMO Class II System by adding more modules.
DP2 Class II A fully redundant system complying with IMO Class 2. Can be upgraded to IMO Class 3.
DP3 Class III Control computers and operator stations physically separated to avoid total loss in case of fire or flood.

Bridge Mate Components

Click on a link below to read about the different hardware components used in the Bridge Mate dynamic positioning products.

Bridge Mate DP Log

MT, in cooperation with Shipadmin AS and world-leading offshore companies, developed an extremely useful software program - the Bridge Mate DP Log. This software is included with all new dynamic positioning systems. It is also available as a stand-alone system. The DP Log enables the operator to log activities with the click of a button. Click here to read more.

Download the Brochures

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Work with MT

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Upcoming Exhibitions

ONS 2014: August 25-28 – Stavanger, Norway – Booth D 426

SMM 2014: September 9-12 – Hamburg, Germany – Booth B6.312