JFD, a leading global subsea operations and engineering company, has announced the expansion of its UK footprint with the opening new offices in Bristol and Glasgow. The development is on the back of significant growth in 2015, and to further support the company’s growing customer base.

JFD was recently awarded a landmark £12.1m contract by the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS), encompassing all aspects of operation and through-life support. The company has invested in the facility in Abbey Wood in Bristol to best support the delivery of its current and future commitments to the MoD, ensuring there is a dedicated resource immediately on hand to sustain all aspects of the delivery of these capabilities.

As the headquarters of the MoD’s Defense Equipment and Support organization, Abbey Wood is key to the delivery of the equipment and services required by the UK armed forces, ensuring that they have the capabilities and support to safely carry out all global operations. The new office facilities both here, and in support of JFD’s global headquarters in Glasgow to drive the company’s expansion in the commercial diving market, will ensure that through-life support is delivered efficiently.

Giovanni Corbetta, Managing Director, JFD commented:

“With a number of significant contract wins and acquisitions, 2015 been a highly successful year for JFD. The expansion of our UK facilities is testament to our commitment to offer a fully dedicated through-life support services, and ensure that we foster a long-term partnership with our customers that will ultimately benefit both parties.

“The new facilities in Abbey Wood and Glasgow will allow JFD to utilize the wide breadth of skills, expertise and innovation within the businesses to best support our current and future commitments, and further invest in developing our services and capabilities for the benefit of customers worldwide.”

Over the past year, JFD has realized significant growth. The announcement of the NSRS contract came shortly after the company was awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the long-term provision of the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine escape and rescue capability for five years, with further options through to 2024. JFD has also announced multiple acquisitions within recent months, including the National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen, broadening JFD’s portfolio of services offered to customers in the oil and gas, hyperbaric medical, and defense markets.

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