Spring 2014

Divex delivers critical safety capability to Russian Navy

The Kursk tragedy of 2000, in which 118 sailors and officers perished when their nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine sank in the Barents Sea, clearly identified a need for a Russian submarine rescue ship – Divex is now providing the saturation diving capability for the new Igor Belousov rescue vessel.

Due to be commissioned later in 2014, the Igor Belousov will support a variety of rescue missions including the search, rescue and salvage of submarines in distress. The fact that Divex (now part of JFD)was in a position to win this high profile and prestigious contract to equip the new vessel was a significant achievement against strong international competition, as project manager Fred Pope explains:

“Divex won this contract simply due to an ability to produce, in the time required, at the standard required, the type of system that fits the needs of the Russian Admiralty.”

With over 25 years’ service, Fred is one of Divex’s longest serving and most experienced team members. As such, he was involved in the negotiation of the contract from the very start, following through to the design and production of the system. Most recently he has been overseeing manufacturing at Divex’s various global locations.

“It’s exciting to be working on such a rewarding project, working to improve safety during critical rescue missions. From a personal point of view it’s the challenge of getting everything delivered in a timely manner that I most enjoy. I look forward to seeing this project to its conclusion and feel confident we can assist the Russian Admiralty in the most effective way possible through to completion.”

Continues Fred.

An international project

Divex designed and is manufacturing and supplying the 450-metre rated deep saturation diving system for Divex Russian partners Tetis Pro; and ultimately for the Russian Admiralty. The system is unique in accommodating 12 divers in saturation to enable them to gain access to a stricken submarine. Divex has an extremely strong and longstanding reputation in this area, having built 100 major saturation diving systems since 1974. The Igor Belousov system decompression chambers, diving bell and control system were built at Divex’s facilities in Perth, Western Australia while the bell deployment, life support and gas management systems were manufactured and supplied from Divex headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. All environmental control systems equipment was manufactured by Divex’s facility in Cape Town, South Africa, making the system a truly international project.

Search Pelican





DOWNLOAD LATEST EDITION

ARCHIVE

REGISTER

Other articles within Spring 2014

Helping salvage the Costa Concordia

The raising of the stricken Costa Concordia was the biggest maritime operation of its...

Divex delivers critical safety capability to Russi...

The Kursk tragedy of 2000, in which 118 sailors and officers perished when their nucl...

Setting sail with the Indonesian Navy

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has been assisting with the upkeep, upgrade and p...

Testing conditions for Strainstall’s rig stabili...

Atrocious weather conditions made tough work of a Red Sea pile testing assignment for...

Fisher Offshore responds to demand in offshore tra...

Fisher Offshore is providing a unique introductory course in pneumatic winches at its...

Intergroup collaboration provides innovative solut...

The supply of a critical mooring monitoring solution to oil giant Total has seen Jame...

Osiris attains key safety association membership

Osiris Marine Services has gained a vital health and safety membership of the Remote ...

Andy Brunton MBE

Andy Brunton has been defence business development manager at Divex since late 2010, ...

US debut for acclaimed remote handling system

James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) presented two papers at this year’s prestigious annual W...

Subsea Vision boosts ROV expertise

The latest addition to the James Fisher group is Subsea Vision, a Dorset-based firm o...

Fisher’s expansion continues

The global reach and ambition of the James Fisher Group has been underlined by the op...

Cruise line selects Mimic

A major cruise line has saved over $1.5million in annual maintenance costs, thanks to...

ScanTech Offshore advances safety

ScanTech Offshore, market leaders in well test support services, has announced the de...

JFD demonstrates submarine rescue capabilities

James Fisher Defence has been commended by the Royal Australian Navy for its leading ...

Strainstall growth success in SE Asia

When Jasper Lee joined Strainstall in 2012 as general manager of the south-east Asia ...

Design assistance for Kawasaki Heavy Industries ti...

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has completed a front end engineering design stud...

Scan Tech supplies key safety product to oil major...

An international oil major is leasing Scan Tech AS’s Weak Link Bails – a proven s...

Mary Rose revisits Barrow

A living link with the company’s heritage visited Fisher House in Barrow in Novembe...

A sense of Superiority

While the James Fisher Everard tanker ‘Superiority’ was in dry dock, Pelican caug...

Strainstall sponsors marathon endeavour

The prevention of childhood cancer is a subject close to the heart of James Fisher’...

BACK TO TOP