The Balder is equipped with a robust Class-III DP system, improving Safety and Workability of DP-operations. Special features are:

  • Seven independent power/thrust systems for 3,500 kW azimuthing thrusters. Failure of any one system reduces the total thrust by only 15%.
  • A broad variety of position reference systems, including two independent DGPS satellite systems, in an anti-masking configuration with multiple antennas.
  • Dedicated DP-functionalities for special operations like pipelaying, heavy lifting, mooring line installation, and positioning next to floaters.
  • Onshore simulation environment for training our offshore personnel and developing working practices for very special DP-operations to optimize overall performance.