JFD Enhances the Safety of Indian Submariners

12th February 2020

JFD has delivered a new £1million contract to supply two sets of life-saving equipment to the Indian Navy, to further enhance the safety of submariners. The life-saving equipment, including D-MAS HyperSat and hyperbaric ventilators, provides state-of-the-art patient monitoring to the Indian Navy’s highly advanced submarine rescue system, allowing doctors to monitor the health and well-being …

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Phoenix Receives Major Diving Contract from Naval Sea Systems Command

12th February 2020

Phoenix International Holdings Inc. (Phoenix) has been awarded a $97 Million (maximum value) contract to provide diving and diving related services to the United States Navy. The primary purpose of this contract is to deliver operational, engineering and technical support to the Navy’s air, mixed gas and saturation diving services program overseen by the Naval …

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Forum’s ROV to Support Amundsen Science’s Arctic research

12th February 2020

Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order from Amundsen Science (Université Laval, Canada) to supply a light work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to support its Arctic scientific research activities. The vehicle will be installed on board the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen and will support the exploration of Arctic and Sub-arctic seafloor eco-systems. Equipped with …

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JFD continues its investment programme in the Indian economy

5th February 2020

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has delivered a new £1million contract to supply two sets of life-saving equipment to the Indian Navy, to further enhance the safety of submariners. The life-saving equipment, including D-MAS HyperSat and hyperbaric ventilators, …

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Gosport diving tower used to simulate submarine escapes to be retired

10th January 2020

The diving tower has become a local landmark since opening more than 50 years ago A diving tower that has helped train thousands of submariners how to escape from a stricken boat is to be retired. The Submarine Escape Training Tank (SETT) in Gosport has been a prominent local landmark for decades. The first man …

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End of era for Gosport’s iconic submarine escape tower

9th January 2020

For the last time the team who teach submariners how to escape from a stricken boat gather at a Gosport landmark before the iconic structure closes. Tens of thousands of submariners have passed through the Submarine Escape Training Tank (SETT) since July 13 1954 when the first man ascended the 100ft column of water to …

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Forum Upgrades Hyperbaric Testing Facility to Reduce Operational Time by More Than 35%

9th January 2020

Forum Energy Technologies has completed a three-month upgrade to its hyperbaric testing facility, which will result in an operational time saving to clients of more than 35%. Located at the company’s Kirkbymoorside base in North Yorkshire, UK, the pressure test tank is one of the largest in Europe and provides a well-located facility for the …

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Local jobs created as JFD Australia secures major defence industry contract

18th December 2019

New defence industry jobs will be created after JFD Australia, the proven, trusted and reliable delivery partner for undersea combat support systems, announced it had secured a major contract. The $7.2 million contract to build and pressure test ring stiffened cylinders modelling submarine-like hulls was awarded by the Australian Government Defence Science and Technology Group …

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No These Aren’t Starships In Space Dock, They Are Nuclear Submarines Under Construction

10th December 2019

The image above looks like it could be ripped from a space action science-fiction thriller, the classic shot of hulking and futuristic starships under construction in orbit, but its origin is far more down to earth than that. It was taken at BAE Systems’ Devonshire Dock Hall located in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. The massive enclosure …

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JFD Australia’s submarine rescue system triumphs in international exercise

10th December 2019

  JFD has again set new global benchmarks for international submarine rescue following the successful completion of rigorous exercises off the coast of Western Australia. In a range of weather conditions, JFD’s fully-integrated submarine rescue system demonstrated its robustness and reliability in the triennial Pacific Reach, a multi-lateral series of exercises, hosted in 2019 by …

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