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.
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
Click on a link below to download the brochure as a PDF.
- Bridge Mate Concept
- Bridge Mate DP 1, DP 2 and DP 3
- Bridge Mate DP 1, DP 2 and DP 3 (Chinese version)
- Bridge Mate DP Chair
- Bridge Mate JX and DP 0
- Bridge Mate JX and DP 0 (Chinese version)
- Bridge Mate DP Log
- Bridge Mate Autopilot
- Bridge Mate Seismic Tracking
- Bridge Mate Thruster Control System
- Bridge Mate Thruster Control System (Chinese version)