Release date: 20/03/2024

JFD's Dr Fraser Stewart Wins Young Professional Award at the 37th Annual Offshore Achievement Awards


JFD, part of James Fisher & Sons PLC, proudly recognises their Lead Biomedical Engineer, Dr Fraser Stewart, who has won the Young Professional Award at the Offshore Achievement Awards 2024. The nomination is testament to Frasers outstanding contributions in the field of biomedical engineering and the development of medical monitoring devices for divers and submariners.

This technology is a breakthrough in the hyperbaric environment, allowing divers and submariners to track vital health information and subsequently identify and react to potentially dangerous issues before their health is significantly impacted. During his six-year tenure at JFD, Fraser has played a vital role in various projects, notably as a key member of the JFD InVicto ventilator team amid the Covid-19 crisis.

In 2021 Fraser completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Fathom Systems and the University of Strathclyde for wearable health monitoring solution for saturation divers which won in the Engineering Excellence category Innovate UK KTP Awards in 2021.

Fraser continues to work closely alongside top industry professionals, industry and JFD’s existing clients to develop biomedical monitoring solutions which give a new dimension to medical monitoring dramatically enhancing operational safety. With Life Support at its core, this technology lends itself particularly well across a number of JFD product lines including Defence Diving & Hyperbarics; Submarine Rescue and Commercial Diving.

Danny Gray, Operations Director at JFD commented:

“We were incredibly proud to hear about Fraser’s nomination for Young Professional at the OAA which is a reflection of the hard work and dedication he puts into his work here at JFD.

These awards are a great opportunity for JFD to reflect on recent progress and the contributions of people like Fraser who enable JFD to continue pushing the boundaries, developing technology which can help shape the future and safety of our industry.” 

Held on Thursday the 14th of March in Aberdeen, the prestigious awards ceremony recognised and celebrated excellence and innovation in the offshore energy industry. The awards honour individuals and companies for their outstanding contributions to the sector, highlighting achievements in areas such as technology, safety, environmental stewardship, and overall performance.

JFD has been dedicated to enhancing safety for those who spend their lives subsea for over 40 years and continues to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation.

Well done Fraser and all the nominees of the Offshore Achievement Awards 2024.  We had a fantastic evening celebrating all your successes.