NATO SMERWG 18

20th May 2018

Taken from the boat trip   Thank you to everyone who attended the working group and to Prime Sponsors Hale Hamilton Valves Ltd, Phoenix Inc and Sonistics Ltd for supporting the week so conscientiously and generously. There was a larger number of delegates than last year and everyone enjoyed being in Amsterdam. Thanks also to …

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Step change in diver safety as JFD’s COBRA completes first dive in North Sea

15th May 2018

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced the successful completion of the first North Sea dives with COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreather Apparatus), marking a significant leap forward in diver safety. Bibby Offshore, leading subsea services supplier to the oil …

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FALCON TO HUNT OCEAN TRACKERS

12th April 2018

A Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle is helping find lost aquatic animal tracking stations in oceans around the world. Blue Shark – tagged species. Courtesy of OTN. The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) based at Dalhousie University, will deploy the Falcon to recover acoustic tracking receivers missing from deployment sites on the seabed, principally in …

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JFD is exhibiting at Sea Air Space 2018

9th April 2018

  JFD is looking forward to exhibiting at the largest maritime exposition in the US, Sea Air Space 2018, from 9-11 April. Sea Air Space is an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support, showcasing the most current information and technology relevant to maritime policy. JFD will …

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SAAB SIGNS CONTRACT FOR FLEET OF SABERTOOTHS

4th April 2018

The first in a planned fleet of Saab Seaeye Sabertooth underwater electric robotic vehicles has been ordered by a leading company in the sector. The major investment signals a recognition by the oil and gas industry that Sabertooth’s unique design concept offers considerable benefits and cost savings to the sector. Sabertooth is uniquely the only …

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SMD delivers two Atom Mk1 submarine rescue systems for Indian Navy

19th March 2018

Subsea design and manufacturing company Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has delivered two units of the 1,000m Atom Mk1 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system to underwater capability provider JFD for integration with the Indian Navy. The Atom Mk1 ROV systems are equipped with ultra-compact launch and recovery systems (LARS), as well as control and workshop cabins …

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SUBSEA TECHNOLOGY AND RENTALS (STR) EXPANDS FALCON FLEET

15th March 2018

At the Saab Seaeye stand at Oceanology International 2018, STR’s Managing Director, Scott Johnstone announces plans to expand Falcon fleet Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) adds an additional Saab Seaeye Falcon robotic vehicle to their global rental fleet of inspection class vehicles, with planned investment for more Falcons in the near future. Growing demand …

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Forum Energy Technologies Launches New XLe Spirit at Oceanology

15th March 2018

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced the launch of its new electric remotely operated vehicle (EROV) range. Designed and manufactured in-house at Forum’s Kirkbymoorside Yorkshire facility, the XLe Spirit is the company’s first of a new generation of electric ROV’s. Forum’s VP subsea vehicles Kevin Taylor and subsea vehicles sales manager Malcolm Johnston at the …

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Rolls-Royce Offers Ship Navigators Intelligent Awareness Game-Changer

15th March 2018

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a sophisticated situational awareness system that fuses multiple sensors with intelligent software to mitigate against the safety risks navigators face when operating vessels at night, in adverse weather conditions or in congested waterways. Officially introduced during the Seatrade Cruise Global event in Fort Lauderdale, USA, the Rolls-Royce Intelligent Awareness (IA) system is …

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JFD completes build of the first of its new 3rd Generation Submarine Rescue System

22nd February 2018

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed the build of the first of its two new innovative 3rd Generation submarine rescue systems, due to be delivered to the Indian Navy in March 2018. The completion of the build …

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