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10/12/2020
Christmas shutdown dates 2020

JFD Christmas shutdown dates across all sites for 2020

28/10/2020
JFD Australia gets ready for Black Carillon 2020

As the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) prepares to exercise its submarine escape and rescue capability in Black Carillon 2020, so too is its prime capability partner, JFD Australia which is mobilizing its people and assets to participate.

02/10/2020
JFD awarded Royal Navy contract for life-support diving equipment

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a contract for the management and availability of the Royal Navy’s in-service life-support diving equipment, to help safeguard the lives of divers worldwide.

30/09/2020
JFD awarded extension of NSRS contract

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced that it has been awarded an extension to its contract for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The initial five-year contract has been extended to 2023, demonstrating the faith in JFD’s ability to operate and maintain the system, and encompasses all aspects of NSRS operations and through-life-support.

24/09/2020
JFD delivers full scale mock-up of Submarine Rescue Vehicle

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 full-scale mock-up of its Search and Rescue Vehicle (SRV) for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN). The mock-up is part of a multi-million-pound contract for the design and build of an advanced SRV, awarded to JFD by South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). It aims to ensure the highest standards in safety for submariners, confirming the capability of components ahead of the contract’s completion.

17/08/2020
JFD wins HSE Innovation Award at the Offshore Achievement Awards

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is pleased to announce that its Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) has won the Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Innovation category at the Offshore Achievement Awards 2020. The award celebrates an outstanding HSE technology, process or system, developed for the offshore oil and gas or renewables industry, and underlines JFD’s commitment to providing safe and effective capabilities for divers working in the world’s most challenging underwater environments.

14/08/2020
JFD produces and delivers 100th COBRA system

JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced the production and delivery of its 100th Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) system. The award-winning COBRA system was developed to provide a simple and reliable breathing system, offering a diver up to 50 minutes of fully independent breathing gas to return to the safety of the diving bell, leading the way in functionality and innovation.

27/07/2020
COBRA buoyancy jacket receives CE certification

JFD has today announced that its COBRA Buoyancy Jacket has received CE Certification from the CE Notified Body, SGS. The certification, displayed as a CE mark on all qualifying products, demonstrates the compliance of JFD’s COBRA Buoyancy Jacket with essential EU regulations and harmonized standards as well as leading industry standards such as NORSOK. The certification of the buoyancy jacket provides divers with added confidence of the equipment’s ability to deliver reliable and high-performance support to those working in the world’s most hostile underwater environments.

03/04/2020
JFD launches new ventilator system

JFD, a world leader in breathing apparatus, life support equipment and hyperbaric medical equipment to support life-critical applications and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, today announced that it will bring to market a new patient ventilator system to support global health systems in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.
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