JFD, a James Fisher and Sons company, has been awarded a four-year framework contract, worth up to £10 million, by the UK MOD Salvage & Marine Operations Team for the provision of subsea equipment and support.
The Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO) Team owns and operates subsea equipment to fulfill a variety of tasks including salvage, towing, heavy lifting, operational moorings, port clearance and underwater engineering.
JFD will be responsible for the provision of spares, technical assistance for mobilisation, integration and repair of new equipment, offshore surveyor support, hire and supply of task specific tooling as well as logistics support during the four year contract.
The contract affords S&MO 24-hour, on-demand, access to JFD’s Engineering Support Cell, which combines engineering assurance with operational experience.
To execute the project, JFD has teamed its expertise with specialists in high-resolution surveys of man-made structures, ADUS DeepOcean, who will provide personnel and equipment to conduct subsea surveys as well as case by case support as required.
JFD will also be working with BMT Asset Performance, part of BMT Group, during the execution of this contract. BMT will provide specialist technical advice, guidance and support for subsea projects and subsea equipment as and when required.
Giovanni Corbetta, managing director at JFD, stated: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract with S&MO, which is testament to our proven capability in subsea operations and manufacturing, and look forward to collaborating with two leading specialist companies to provide S&MO with the best service possible.”