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Posted by Grahamne Muir

JFD, which was formed by the merger of James Fisher Defence and Divex in 2014, today announced the acquisition of the National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen (“NHC”). The move broadens JFD’s portfolio of services offered to customers in the oil and gas, hyperbaric medical, and defence markets.

All employees and material assets will be retained as part of JFD’s dedication to the continued safe delivery of world-class hyperbaric testing, decompression and training services for new and existing clients.

NHC’s training centres in Aberdeen and Singapore join JFD’s training facility in Perth, Australia in the provision of industry-respected subsea training courses for commercial and defence divers.

David Smith, who will stand down as Managing Director of NHC, but will support the transition process, said:

“Since NHC’s establishment in 1987 we have built our reputation as a centre of excellence for hyperbaric support, testing and training. With promising growth prospects for the business and the backing of JFD, I am confident that our commitment to improve the standard of subsea safety worldwide will be upheld.”

Mike Howarth, Managing Director of JFD, added:

“NHC has a strong and established brand in hyperbaric testing, training and support which builds upon, and compliments, the range of services offered by JFD. I am pleased to welcome the team at NHC to JFD and I look forward to our combined growth opportunities globally in the subsea sector.”

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In 2015 James Fisher Defence and Divex merged to form JFD.

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