Yes, it’s time for a changeA VADP (vessel automation and digitalization partner) may be new to many people. The role of a VADP is to take responsibility of a floating vessel’s automation, control, safety, and digital processes throughout each step of the FPSO design process and lifecycle. The role of the VADP incorporates the role of the MAC in this process. Standardizing on one control technology helps to reduce training, simplify maintenance and parts management, and create common approaches for IT and security. While change can be overwhelming, the creation of a fully connected vessel helps ensure stability and peace of mind.