The BruCon positioning systems control thrusters, propulsion units and rudders in the most efficient and economical way possible
BruCon DP automatically maintains a vessel’s position and heading by using its propellers and thrusters.
Important sensors for the DP system are position reference sensors, wind sensors, motion sensors and gyro compasses. The sensors may be dedicated, or part of vessel's navigation system.
Dynamic positioning may either be locked to a fixed point over the seabed, or relative to a moving object like another ship or an underwater vehicle. One may also position the ship at a favorable angle towards wind, waves and current.
BruCon DP follows our long traditions for in-house development and plays an important role in Brunvoll’s strategy for autonomous vessel operation.
The joystick system provides the operator control of the vessel’s thruster and propulsion units with a single joystick lever, enabling easy and accurate operation.
The operator can select between manual and fixed (automatic) heading. In Auto Heading mode the heading of the vessel is kept fixed utilising input from the ship's gyro compass.