Underwater capability provider JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons, has supplied two sets of life-saving equipment to the Indian Navy. The equipment was delivered as part of a £1m contract aimed at further improving the safety of submariners. JFD supplied D-MAS HyperSat and hyperbaric ventilators that provide patient monitoring to the Indian Navy’s advanced submarine rescue system. The company will also provide maintenance support for a period of five years. The contract is part of a commercial agreement signed between JFD and the Indian Navy.
The equipment provides medical monitoring solutions for saturation diving and hyperbaric chambers. Based on the data obtained with regard to the patients’ clinical vital signs, heart rhythm, blood pressure, SpO2 and core temperature, specialists will be able to assess and provide expert medical advice remotely. JFD’s delivery of the equipment comes two years after it provided two complete third-generation fly-away submarine rescue systems to the Indian Navy in 2018. Designed, manufactured, integrated and tested by JFD, the systems included all the logistics and support equipment required to operate the service.
This year, JFD will also increase its in-country presence in India to support a 25-year all-inclusive maintenance support service agreement signed with the Indian Navy in March 2016. This will involve a multi-million rupee investment in infrastructure, setting up a local Joint Venture with our Indian partner as well as training for Indian nationals that will enable them to become experts in the maintenance of JFD’s subsea equipment. JFD will also increase its in-country presence in India this year to support an all-inclusive maintenance support service agreement signed with the Indian Navy in March 2016 for 25 years.