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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.
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.
JFD acquires Fathom 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 Fathom Systems, a leading provider of diver communications, gas analysis, diver monitoring and integrated diving control systems for Diving Support Vessels (DSVs).
JFD Australia secures major contract extension to supply submarine rescue system
21 February 2020
JFD Australia, a proven, trusted and reliable undersea combat support systems partner of the Australian Defence Force, is pleased to advise that it will continue to supply its world-leading submarine rescue system to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for at least the next four years.
JFD continues investment programme in India
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.
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.
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.
Local jobs created as JFD Australia secures major defence industry contract
18 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 (DSTG) and will lead to the creation of several new positions for project managers and skilled workers.
Christmas shutdown dates 2019
JFD Christmas shutdown dates 2019