CRE were selected by JFD to provide two full suites of newly developed Lloyd’s type approved Penetrators and cable assemblies. Supporting their contract with the Indian Navy to provide two complete Third Generation fly-away submarine rescue systems, along with support and maintenance over the life of the two systems. The contract is one of the largest ever won by any company in the James Fisher and Sons plc group.
The cable assemblies provide the systems with all Power, Propulsion and instrumentation capabilities required for JFD’s most advanced Submarine Rescue Vehicle to date.>
During the trials, JFD and Indian Navy teams conducted two record dives: the deepest ever hatch opening (at 655msw) and the deepest ever rescue submersible dive (at 666msw). This means that JFD can safely rescue submariners stranded at depths that would once have been considered unattainable and shows why JFD is widely thought of as the world's number one for submarines in distress.
The first Submarine Rescue Vehicle was formally accepted into service at a ceremony in Mumbai, India on the 12 December 2018. The second Submarine Rescue Vehicle has recently also completed its extensive factory acceptance testing program and has been delivered just eight months after the first.
Ed Fennell, Sales Manager at CRE stated “We are very happy to have been given the opportunity to support JFD on such a high-profile contract, illustrating CRE’s knowledge and expertise in penetrators and cable assemblies for manned submersibles. CRE would like to congratulate JFD on the successful delivery of the two record breaking systems which significantly increase their capabilities in Submarine Rescue.”