SMD Supports Asia Pacific Submarine Conference

23rd August 2016

SMD Support Asia Pacific Submarine Conference. As a Trusted Supplier of ROVS and Deck Equipment for Submarine Rescue Support, SMD will be supporting the 2016 Industry Reception being co-ordinated by Sonistics as part of the APSC. Why SMD are supporting APSC 2016

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JAMES FISHER ACQUIRES HUGHES SUB SURFACE ENGINEERING

17th August 2016

James Fisher and Sons has announced the acquisition of Hughes Sub Surface Engineering – a specialist diving, subsea and marine project company. The acquisition further enhances James Fisher’s existing subsea activities and, through the combination of complementary capabilities, creates a comprehensive portfolio of services focused in the oil and gas, marine renewables, power generation and …

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Firefighter’s carbon dioxide detector saves the day at restaurant

9th August 2016

If you have read any of our previous blogs on carbon dioxide (CO2), you will understand how important it is to have CO2 monitors in areas where you store or use this type of gas. Unfortunately there are still establishments such as restaurants which fail to use them, and in one recent incident, it was …

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BAE systems signs £67m submarine site contract for Barrow

3rd August 2016

  BAE Systems has signed a contract worth £67m to expand its site at Barrow to build the UK’s new nuclear deterrent submarines. The Devonshire Dock Hall, where the Astute class submarines are made, needs to be extended to allow enough space for the construction of the Successor submarines. The firm has signed a contract …

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Specialist provider of diving equipment becomes part of JFD

1st August 2016

PRESS RELEASE 1 August 2016  Specialist provider of diving equipment becomes part of JFD  James Fisher and Sons plc acquires LEXMAR to become part of JFD LEXMAR enhances JFD’s saturation diving capability and offering LEXMAR / JFD will improve the regional support and capability to Defence markets within the Asia Pacific Region JFD, the world-leading …

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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT VISITS WORLD LEADER SAAB SEAEYE

25th July 2016

The Member of Parliament for Fareham, Suella Fernandes, visited Saab Seaeye, the world’s largest electric underwater robotic systems manufacturer. During her tour of the facilities at Fareham with Saab Seaeye’s managing director, Jon Robertson, the MP met the staff and saw advanced underwater robotic systems with exceptional technological capabilities including an ability to descend three …

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UK Parliament votes to renew submarine-based nuclear arsenal

21st July 2016

British Royal Navy submarine HMS Vengeance, the fourth and final Vanguard-class submarine returning to HMNB Clyde, Faslane British lawmakers voted Monday to replace the country’s aging fleet of nuclear-armed submarines with new vessels, heeding Prime Minister Theresa May’s warning that relinquishing atomic weapons would be a “reckless gamble.” May’s Conservative government is committed to keeping …

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Israeli University Orders ROV from Saab Seaeye

18th July 2016

Israel’s University of Haifa has ordered a Saab Seaeye Leopard electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The University says that having no other technological platform like it in Israel, the Leopard will be a key resource for a new deep-sea research center which opened recently. The purchase was enabled thanks to the generous support of The …

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BAE and Rolls face fresh doubts over Navy’s new nuclear submarines

18th July 2016

An artist’s impression of the Successor nuclear missile submarines   BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce’s ability to deliver the new Successor nuclear missile submarines to replace the ageing Trident fleet faces fresh doubts ahead of a crucial vote on the huge project. On Monday MPs will decide on whether to press ahead with the programme – …

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Fishing Boat Snares Submarine Off Cornish Coast

14th July 2016

A fishing boat has caught a submarine in its nets off the coast of Cornwall. The French crew and the Portuguese sub spent two hours trying to untangle themselves – around 34 miles off the Lizard. Those onboard the Daytona did not realise the 220ft Tridente had strayed into their nets, as it took part …

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