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27/01/2020
JFD shortlisted as finalist at OAA 2020 awards

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is proud to announce that it has been named as a finalist in the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Innovation category for the Offshore Achievement Awards 2020. The shortlisting showcases JFD’s commitment to providing safe and effective capabilities for divers working in the world’s most challenging underwater environments, demonstrated in the COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) set.

16/01/2020
JFD acquires Ansti Test Systems

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced the acquisition of the business, including all intellectual property rights and assets, of Ansti Test Systems Ltd, an independent global designer and manufacturer of test facilities for performance measurement of underwater breathing apparatus. The acquisition, which significantly enhances JFD’s global product testing capabilities and services, is part of the company’s long-term ambition to provide underwater diving equipment with unparalleled safety and performance, protecting and preserving life in the harshest marine environments to define the limits of product performance under a variety of conditions.

18/12/2019
Local jobs created as JFD Australia secures major defence industry contract

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 (DSTG) and will lead to the creation of several new positions for project managers and skilled workers.

13/12/2019
Christmas shutdown dates 2019

JFD Christmas shutdown dates 2019

12/12/2019
JFD named as a finalist at the Subsea UK Awards 2020

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is proud to announce that it has been named as a finalist in the Subsea Company of the Year category at the Subsea UK Awards 2020.

10/12/2019
Submarine rescue system triumphs in international exercise

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 challenging conditions with strong winds and seas of up to Sea State 6, 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 Australia with the participating nations of South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and the United States and many other observing countries from the Indo-Pacific region.

05/12/2019
Partnership signed with Innovation Maritime

JFD has announced a new partnership with Innovation Maritime, a non-profit innovation organisation developing marine solutions through applied research, technical assistance and information dissemination. The partnership, which will support global sales of the Submarine Escape Trainer (SET), is part of JFD’s ongoing ambition to improve safety and preserve the lives of submariners across the globe. The partnership will further the ability of submarine operating nations to train their submariners for escape and abandonment scenarios in the most realistic environment possible.

27/09/2019
JFD awarded contract for submarine rescue equipment to China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co, Ltd

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announces it has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the design and build of submarine rescue equipment, including advanced Deep Search and Rescue Vehicles (DSAR), as part of a comprehensive submarine rescue capability being provided to China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co., Ltd.

12/09/2019
JFD launches new dual mode bite mouthpiece for rebreathers

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced a major safety upgrade to its Stealth rebreathers range that will significantly reduce the potential for incidents when switching to bail-out gas during mine countermeasures and explosive ordnance disposal (MCM-EOD) operations, as well as other underwater missions.
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