AUSTRALIAN SALMON FARMING GETS NEW FALCON TECHNOLOG

17th August 2017

AUSTRALIAN SALMON FARMING GETS NEW FALCON TECHNOLOGY The largest majority privately owned producer of fresh salmon in Australia, Huon Aquaculture, has ordered a second Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater e-robotic vehicle. Their newest Falcon is now enhanced with Saab Seaeye’s iCON behaviour-based intelligent control architecture. This is an important new resource for Huon as iCON makes …

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Specialist hyperbaric welding trials completed at JFD’s National Hyperbaric Centre

3rd August 2017

JFD, world-leading submarine rescue and diving equipment company and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, recently facilitated a dry hyperbaric welding trial for Subsea 7 within its saturation diving complex in Aberdeen. Ten diver welders were welcomed to JFD’s National Hyperbaric Centre in May and were accommodated for 13 days at a depth of …

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JFD’s COBRA bailout rebreather successfully completes first offshore dive to 270msw

10th July 2017

JFD, the world-leading submarine rescue and diving equipment company and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, received fantastic feedback from DOF Subsea following the first major offshore dive for its new deep diving rebreather, COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus). Earlier this year, JFD released COBRA into the market to replace conventional SCUBA bailout methods, …

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Visit JFD at DSEI 2017 and watch our SEAL Carrier in action at the waterborne demos live each day!

6th July 2017

Positioned on stand S9-282, we will be exhibiting our complete offering to the defence diving market including the latest SEAL Carrier and Torpedo Seal SDVs, our range of Divex rebreathers, equipment and accessories. We will also be showcasing our submarine escape and rescue capabilities and the hyperbaric services of our National Hyperbaric Centre. There will …

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New Fugro vessel begins offshore operations

4th July 2017

Fugro’s latest all-purpose survey vessel, ‘Fugro Venturer’, has begun maiden operations in the deep waters of Ireland’s Atlantic margins followed by far north sectors of the Barents Sea. Fugro Venturer is now carrying out operations in Ireland’s Atlantic margin before moving to northern sectors of the Barents Sea The Dutch organisation says the 72.5 metre …

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IMAGINATIVE DIVE WORKS WINS BIG SAVINGS WITH LEOPARD

3rd July 2017

Unprecedented savings have been won by Australia’s innovative subsea services company, Dive Works, for their oil and gas clients through the imaginative deployment of their Saab Seaeye Leopard electric robotic vehicle. The Saab Seaeye Leopard performed seemingly impossible IRM work scope in Bass Strait, says Dive Works, which previously could only be achieved by large …

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JW Fishers’ ROVs Used for Tank Inspection Services

3rd July 2017

Remote operated vehicles (ROV) are used throughout the world for a variety of projects by many different entities. From military, police, fire and rescue teams searching for lost evidence or drowning victims to commercial diving companies performing inspections on various types of tanks and ship hulls, ROVs have become a staple in underwater search and …

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Boaty McBoatface is back! The submarine returned from first voyage with unprecedented data

29th June 2017

The yellow submarine dubbed Boaty McBoatface returned from its maiden voyage to Antarctica with unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth, Cambridge scientists with the British Antarctic Survey said. Boaty – officially called the RRS Sir David Attenborough despite ‘Boaty McBoatface’ winning an online poll to name the vessel – …

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JFD prepares for final testing of first two safety-advanced SPHLs completed with Vanguard

26th June 2017

JFD, the world-leading subsea operations and manufacturing company and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, nears completion of two innovative and newly designed self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats (SPHL), developed in partnership with Vanguard Composite Engineering Pte Ltd (Vanguard), which are leading the market in operational lifeboat safety standards. In February 2016, JFD won a multi-million …

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Sculptures subjected to pressure testing at JFD’s National Hyperbaric Centre for artist’s experiment

19th June 2017

JFD, the world-leading subsea operations and manufacturing company and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, subjected sculptures to maximum depth pressure testing to support an experiment by London based, highly commended artist, Steven Claydon. Claydon is widely known for his sculptural work which examines the changing value of objects – aesthetic, functional and financial. …

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