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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.

06/09/2019
JFD's range of Diver Recovery Harnesses enhanced to comply with the new CE regulations

The JFD Diver Recovery Harness range has been enhanced to comply with the new CE regulations. The range was reviewed, retested and recertified to conform to the Personal Protective Equipment European regulation 2016/425 and satisfies the essential requirements of BS EN 15333-1-2008.

02/09/2019
World’s first 500m rated saturation diving products

JFD has successfully delivered the world’s first saturation diving products rated to a depth of 500m. The products have been developed as part of a saturation diving system for a leading offshore service provider. The development demonstrates JFD’s ability to overcome the most complex challenges and provide solutions that set new operational performance and safety standards.

26/08/2019
JFD to re-establish Closed Bell Diver training

JFD has today announced that it has acquired the closed bell saturation diving system and associated assets formally owned by The Underwater Centre. The acquisition will enable JFD to re-establish the leading global closed bell diver training programme - also known as sat diver training - and the only UK-based training capability that will fulfil an urgent market need for skilled saturation divers.
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