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DIVEX CHRISTMAS CLOSURES 2013

DIVEX CHRISTMAS CLOSURES 2013

Posted by Grahamne Muir

Watch our christmas message: Merry christmas from Divex!

We’d like to advise our Christmas closure times which will be in operation throughout the festive period. These closure times are as follows:

Divex Westhill, Aberdeen, UK:
24th December 2013: Normal business
25th December 2013 – 2nd January 2014: Office is closed
3rd January 2014: Normal business resumes

Despite being closed for the period above, we recognise the importance of providing our clients with a continued service and that the industry in which we work does not stop for the holidays. Therefore as with previous years Divex will have some staff working in the sales and materials department on the days of the 27th and 30th of December and in addition the below out of hours on call numbers will be available for any other urgent requirements that you may have.

These contact numbers are:
Graeme Clark (Sales Manager): 07770 553198
Kevin Jaques (Senior Sales Executive): 07870 180121
Martin Robb (Technical Service Manager): 07824 814926

Divex Perth and Sydney, Australia:
20th December 2013: Offices close at noon
21st December 2013 – 5th January 2014: Office is closed
6th January 2014: Normal business resumes

From all of us at Divex may we take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

All the best
Divex

DIVEX CHRISTMAS CLOSURES 2014

DIVEX CHRISTMAS CLOSURES 2014

Posted by Grahamne Muir

We’d like to advise our Christmas closure times which will be in operation throughout the festive period. These closure times are as follows:

Divex Westhill, Aberdeen, UK:
24th December 2014: Normal business
25th December 2014 – 4th January 2015: Office is closed
5th January 2015: Normal business resumes

Despite being closed for the period above, we recognise the importance of providing our clients with a continued service and that the industry in which we work does not stop for the holidays. Therefore as with previous years Divex will have some staff working in the sales and materials department on the days of the 29th, 30th and 31st of December and in addition the below out of hours on call numbers will be available for any other urgent requirements that you may have.

These contact numbers are:
Graeme Clark (Sales Manager): 07770 553198
Kevin Jaques (Senior Sales Executive): 07870 180121
Martin Robb (Technical Service Manager): 07824 814926

Divex Perth and Sydney, Australia:
23th December 2014: Offices close at noon
24th December 2014 – 4th January 2015: Offices are closed
5th January 2015: Normal business resumes

From all of us at Divex may we take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

All the best
Divex

COME SEE US AT OSEA NEXT WEEK!

COME SEE US AT OSEA NEXT WEEK!

Posted by Grahamne Muir

  • 29th November 2014
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Divex will be at the OSEA exhibition in Singapore next week – come and visit us on the stand!

The show is being held the 2-5 December at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It’s the 20th edition of the show which is the region’s most well-attended Oil & Gas event. For further information and details on the exhibition, please click here.

Our sales team will be on the Divex stand, BP4-10, to discuss any diving related requirements you may have along with promoting our new rebreather COBRA.

COBRA is Divex’s new bailout rebreather and is a significant development in diver safety. The set is being developed to provide a simple, highly reliable breathing system which will offer a diver up to 45 minutes of fully independent breathing gas to return to the safety of the bell.

You can find out more about COBRA by clicking here.

We hope to see you at the show!

VISIT DIVEX AT THE IMCA SEMINAR IN LONDON!

VISIT DIVEX AT THE IMCA SEMINAR IN LONDON!

Posted by Grahamne Muir

  • 24th November 2014
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The new COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) set is being developed to provide a simple, highly reliable breathing system which will offer a diver up to 45 minutes of fully independent breathing gas to return to the safety of the bell.

We would like to invite you to come talk to us about Divex’s new COBRA bailout rebreather and to learn more of this significant development in diver safety.

We will be on the Divex stand (number 13) at the IMCA Seminar in London next week. The seminar is being held at the Landmark Hotel in London on the 19 – 20 November 2014.

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To find out more about COBRA click here or you can view the COBRA function test dive video on our YouTube Channel.

For more information on the seminar visit: www.imca-int.com

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar!

JFD AWARDED LONG-TERM CONTRACT BY THE AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

JFD AWARDED LONG-TERM CONTRACT BY THE AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

Posted by Grahamne Muir

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 Carillon 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.

To find out more visit: JFD awarded long-term contract by the Australian Department of Defence

IMCA ANNUAL SEMINAR 2013

IMCA ANNUAL SEMINAR 2013

Posted by Grahamne Muir

Join Divex at the Annual IMCA Seminar in Singapore!

We are exhibiting as part of the seminar which is being held on the 6th and 7th of November at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore.

Divex are presenting a paper on COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) on the Wednesday as part of the Diving Session at 13:30.

We will also have the COBRA on display on our stand for you to view!

For any queries, please contact Debbie Allan on dallan@divexglobal.com.

To access the programme for the seminar please click here.

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore!

James Fisher Defence opens new Swimmer Delivery Vehicle manufacture and maintenance facility in Sweden.

James Fisher Defence opens new Swimmer Delivery Vehicle manufacture and maintenance facility in Sweden.

Posted by Grahamne Muir

James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, today announced the opening of a new facility in Vaxholm, Sweden, JFD’s international base for the manufacture and maintenance of the company’s SEAL Pod range of Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs).

The new facility is the headquarters of JFD Sweden and includes over 800 square meters of manufacturing space, providing the scale and infrastructure required for the simultaneous assembly of multiple SDVs. With a fully integrated design and manufacturing capability, designers and engineers are able to operate more effectively and efficiently throughout the manufacturing process, ensuring the highest safety and quality standards.

The layout of the new facility allows various manufacturing processes such as Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) handling, metal work, carpentry, hydraulics and electrical work to take place in isolation. An overpressure room allows safe handling of sensitive electrical equipment in a contamination free environment. On-site training facilities and ready access to the water front provides JFD’s customers with exceptional training, trials and demonstration opportunities.

“The new facility allows us to increase our manufacturing capacity and broaden the depth of our skills in order to meet a growing global demand for highly capable swimmer delivery vehicles,” said Fredrik Hillelson, Managing Director, JFD Sweden.

“Operating from this new facility enables JFD to continue to deliver the highest possible standards in capability, safety and quality, whilst also nurturing an environment committed to innovation, and ensuring that the customer is receiving the best possible products and services.”

JFD supplies SDVs for covert operations in markets including special forces, law enforcement, counter-terrorism, maritime protection and mine countermeasures.

JFD launched its range of SDVs, known as The SEAL Pod, in 2013. The range encompasses surface or sub-sea craft, which can be optimised for a particular deployment method or mission profile and can be provided in a number of configurations:

• SEAL Carrier; surface and subsurface vehicle operating at speeds greater than 30 kts delivered by surface ship or air-drop.

• Sub SEAL; six-man submersibles delivered via an attachment to the casing of a submarine

• Torpedo SEAL; a two-man chariot delivered within a standard submarine torpedo tube

DIVEX TO SUPPLY US NAVY WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART DIVER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

DIVEX TO SUPPLY US NAVY WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART DIVER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Posted by Grahamne Muir

Divex has been awarded a contract to supply the US Navy with their state-of-the-art diver communications system the HeliCom™ Matrix.

Divex, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons plc and a world leader in commercial and defence diving products, has received the order from the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) through American partner, Chase Supply Inc.

To be used at their deep trials and training facility in Panama City, Florida, the HeliCom™ Matrix is a fully digital diver communication system that provides communications for the chamber complex and wet test chamber.  The client required a system where they could communicate with all personnel from one central system and were impressed with the large, easy to use, touch screen interface and how it could be tailored to suit their system.

Launched in 2010, the HeliCom™ Matrix is the first of its type; a helium speech unscrambling communication system which retains all of the original voice pattern to ensure clear, concise and intelligible communication is provided for divers operating in extreme depths and conditions. With improved speech intelligibility comes improved safety for the divers and this was a major contributing factor during the design phase.

Saturation divers use helium as the major component of the special breathing-gas mixture called heliox (a mixture of helium and oxygen).  One of the disadvantages of helium is the “Donald Duck” effect on the voice which complicates the communication process.  Early helium speech unscramblers created a lot of distortion which made it difficult for reliable diver communication.

The HeliCom™ Matrix achieves superior, crystal-clear diver helium voice communication through advanced DSP (digital signal processing) helium speech decoding techniques.  The helium speech from the pressurised divers and the chamber occupants are mixed in an audio mixer before decoding to the selected gas and environmental settings by a digital signal processing circuit (DSP).  This has been the key element of HeliCom™’s success – the clarity of speech irrespective of the depth the diver is working.

HeliCom™ Matrix is a step forward over existing implementations because of the incorporation of precise modelling of the translations introduced by the Heliox mixture on the human voice including both pitch and envelope distortion.  It has a high speech intelligibility level score, averaging 97% during modified rhyme tests at depths of up to 350metres depth – it is unrivalled in the field.

The HeliCom™ Matrix also offers automatic unscrambling which is unique to the Divex system.  This removes the need for user interaction to control the depth at which the unscrambler is operating, providing greater accuracy and ease of use.

Divex MD, Derek Clarke comments: “With the US Navy considered to be at the pinnacle of diving technology this win is very significant as it endorses the unique benefits HeliCom™ brings to diver safety and comprehension of voice communications which are key to diving operations.”

The Divex HeliCom™ Matrix was first installed in 2011 onboard the DSV Skandi Singapore where it continues to operate successfully with no issues or failures reported. The HeliCom Matrix is also to be installed onboard BP’s new Caspian Sea Subsea Construction Vessel, for which Divex have been awarded a multi million pound contract to provide a 300 metre depth, 18 man twin bell saturation diving system .

VISIT US AT DSOS!

VISIT US AT DSOS!

Posted by Grahamne Muir

Divex are exhibiting at the China International Diving, Salvage & Offshore Summit in China this week.

As world leaders in diving equipment technology we have a wealth of expertise to help you with any diving requirements you may have, so come and visit us on stand 89!

China International Diving, Salvage & Offshore Summit (DSOS)
16 – 18 October 2014
Dalian International Conference Center, Dalian, China
Stand 89
www.bit-expo.com/DSOS2014/

We will also be presenting a paper at the show, Doug Austin will be discussing Saturation Diving in the 21st Century on the 17 October at 10.55.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

DIVEX GOLF DAY 2014

DIVEX GOLF DAY 2014

Posted by Grahamne Muir

For the first time in 7 years we had to endure something we never had before on our golf day…rain!  Despite the less than perfect weather we had a wonderful attendance once again for our yearly Divex Golf Day.  As usual the day was highly anticipated and some truly excellent golf was played.

On Friday 29 August, over 50 golfers joined us at Kemnay Golf Club to take part in our golf day.  People came from as far North as Elgin to as far south as Portsmouth.

With the Divex paparazzi out in force – otherwise known as Debs – we got some cracking photos of everyone while they enjoyed the afternoon round. A big thanks to our Service Administrator Cara Coull for getting out in the buggy and keeping everyone refreshed while out on the course.

Congratulations go to Simon Downing of Subsea 7 who played an excellent round of golf which saw him win the Championship Trophy and not forgetting our very own Lewis Morgan (Sales Executive) who claimed the highly coveted Divex Staff Championship Trophy.  There were many other winners on the day, as can be seen in the table below.

We’d like to thank all of those who were able to make the day and ensured it was such a success!  The day was filled with golf, fun and laughter.  We certainly had fun and hope you did too!

Photos can be view below but beware there’s rather a lot…Debs was a bit snap happy!  Enjoy.


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