Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services

first_img View post tag: JFD Authorities View post tag: submarine View post tag: Navy November 5, 2014 View post tag: services Share this article View post tag: hires View post tag: rescuecenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Australia Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia Hires JFD for Submarine Rescue Services View post tag: Asia-Pacific James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the long-term provision of the Royal Australia Navy’s (RAN) submarine escape and rescue capability for the next five years, plus options through to 2024.The James Fisher Submarine Rescue Service (JFSRS) has provided escape and rescue services to the RAN since 2008 and was recently awarded a special commendation by the RAN’s Commander Submarine Force for dedication and innovation during the recent Black Carillion exercise.Building upon the existing six years of safe and successful operations, the new contract will incorporate the provision of Pressurised Submarine Escape Training, which will be delivered by JFD’s instructors at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. Additional enhancements to the JFSRS will include the design and manufacture of an integrated hyperbaric capability, together with a comprehensive training and exercise programme which will sustain and grow the capability, further assuring the ability of the service to respond to a submarine in distress.[mappress mapid=”14330″]Press release, Image: James Fisher Defence View post tag: Navallast_img read more

OilMac Spring-Boards into Offshore Wind with New Logistics Hub

first_imgOilfield Machinery Ltd (OilMac) has announced that it will set up an East Coast Centre for Energy Logistics (ECCEL) to support offshore wind farms in the North East UK. The centre will launch its new heavy lift division, OM Heavy Lift, into the offshore wind sector, according to the company.The hub will be located in the Port of Dundee, which is currently developing a new GBP 10 million heavy lift quayside by owners Forth Ports, and will also be supported by transport consultants, Collett & Sons, and fabrication specialists, Motive Offshore.The hub combines the heavy lift facilities and laydown space at the port with dedicated engineering services, and has been created to meet the logistic and marshalling needs of offshore wind farms, OilMac said. The hub will be equipped with heavy lift, light fabrication, self-propelled modular transporters and haulage support.Operations are anticipated to start as early as 2018, with the creation of around four new positions.Alex Fyfe, managing director at OilMac, said: “The hub’s location, together with its collective capabilities and expertise, offers east coast wind farms a range of low-cost solutions for marshalling, staging, assembly and load-out operations.“ECCEL’s launch is hugely positive for the broader offshore wind sector, and we have significant sector knowledge which will allow us to succeed in this industry.”David Webster, port manager at the Port of Dundee, commented: “We warmly welcome OM Heavy Lift and the ECCEL logistics hub to the Port of Dundee. This significant investment is further good news for Dundee and for the port.”last_img read more