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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ROYAL MOROCCAN GENDARMERIE PICKS FALCON FOR EMERGENCIES

19th June 2017

For their search, rescue and recovery operations The Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle. They choose the Falcon as a small, yet powerful resource for rapid deployment from a small boat or RIB and which can accommodate an array of search and recovery systems. Its proven virtues have appealed …

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Sonistics off to Amsterdam

3rd June 2017

Sonistics are off to Amsterdam to co-ordinate the NATO Submarine Escape and Rescue Working Group meeting.  This is one of the largest and most effective NATO Working Groups and we are proud to have been associated with it since 2000. We look forward to meeting some very good friends and also helping some newbies become …

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LITTLE MOTHERSHIP SOLVES BIG DECOMMISSIONING PROBLEM

31st May 2017

An ingenious idea from Saab Seaeye customer, Stinger Technology, has found a way to penetrate the labyrinth inside offshore production tanks in search of environmental contaminates prior to decommissioning. They managed to squeeze a unique underwater robotic systems configuration loaded with sampling technology through a 150 cm square hatch to search the tank’s internal maze …

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Join JFD at UDT in Germany

30th May 2017

JFD is exhibiting on stand B42 at Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) 2017, an underwater defence and security focussed exhibition and conference. UDT takes place in Bremen, Germany from 30 May to 1 June and brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia to focus on the cutting edge technologies and developments within one of …

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GULF OF MEXICO A BLAST FOR FALCON

23rd May 2017

Cavitation blasting 68 intake screens in six days at a drill ship, whilst working in eight-foot waves and 2.5 knot currents using the small Saab Seaeye Falcon, won a competitive advantage for Inquest Services in the Gulf of Mexico. Despite its diminutive one metre size the Falcon held steady and stable against the 3000psi force …

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Royal Navy’s Fourth Astute-Class Submarine Launched

4th May 2017

  Audacious, the fourth of seven Astute-class attack submarines being built for the Royal Navy was launched recently at Barrow-in-Furness. The 97-meter long, 7,400 tonne nuclear-powered submarine emerged from the Devonshire Dock Hall on April 27.   The following day, it was lowered into the dock water for the first time to begin the next …

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Russia’s Massive Arctic “Research” Submarine Will Be The World’s Longest

4th May 2017

  The record for the world’s longest submarine has been held by the massive Soviet-era Typhoon class for nearly the last four decades. That is about to change as Russia’s currently under construction arctic “research” submarine, which is a highly modified variant of the Oscar II class of nuclear-powered guided missile subs, will be lengthened from 505 …

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Auxilium Offshore sign up for NATO SMERWG

28th April 2017

Dynamic and independent company, Auxilium Offshore B.V. are the latest company to sign up as joint sponsors of the NATO SMERWG Industry Reception being held in Amsterdam in June. Auxilium Offshore offers many services including the development of Underwater Training Facilities and Hyperbaric Deep Diving Simulation Systems for international defence forces.   Underwater Training Facilities …

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