Giovanni Corbetta News

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JFD Acquires Closed Bill Diving System

reach their field of work and return safely to the surface for every operation they conduct. Once established, JFD’s saturation diving training will be one of only two programs in the world that will provide divers with an internationally-recognized closed bell saturation diving qualification.Giovanni Corbetta, managing director, JFD, said, “Reestablishing closed bell diver training at Fort William is very much in line with JFD’s ongoing drive to provide divers and subsea operators with the skills, equipment, capabilities and training they need to carry out their work whilst ensuring

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JFC Acquires Ortega Submersibles

operational base in Enschede, The Netherlands.  JFD will also add to its existing SDV manufacturing capability based in Vaxholm, Sweden, and expand its offering to include new vehicle designs that will allow Special Forces operators to safely conduct and covertly challenging missions.Giovanni Corbetta, managing director, JFD, said: “Deploying Special Forces operators into their field of operations always has its challenges, but when it comes to covert operations in the open sea, safe insertion and extraction to and from the field takes on an even greater level of complexity and importance

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JFD Wins DSRV Contract from Republic of Korea Navy

, maximising the chances of a successful submarine rescue operation, further safeguarding the lives of submariners.JFD has extensive experience in launch and recovery via a ‘moonpool’ through its years of delivering advanced saturation diving systems and diving bells through moonpools.Giovanni Corbetta, Managing Director, JFD, said: “We are proud to have worked with the RoKN for a number of years in supporting the provision of its submarine rescue service. Protecting the lives of submariners is of utmost importance to JFD, and ensuring our customers have the most advanced and comprehensive

LEXMAR specialises in design and manufacturing of In-Built and Modular SATURATION DIVING SYSTEMS. Photo LEXMAR

James Fisher Buys Lexmar

the company’s capability and offering of specialist diving equipment services to the Asia Pacific market, enhances the production capacity and customer support in this area, as well as strengthening our support to the Singaporean Navy for all activities related to submarine rescue. Giovanni Corbetta, JFD’s MD, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Lexmar to the JFD family and are excited at the opportunities this presents to us, particularly within the Asia Pacific region. The addition of Lexmar brings JFD to the forefront of diving equipment capability and saturation diving

The COBRA system significantly enhances subsea safety, providing more than double the standard supply of emergency breathing gas Photo JFD

JFD Debuts Bailout Rebreather System to Safeguard Divers Lives

support system in place in case of an emergency. Compared to conventional bailout methods such as SCUBA, which at certain depths provides less than ten minutes of breathing gas, the development of the advanced technology of COBRA is a significant step forward in improving subsea safety.   Giovanni Corbetta, managing director at JFD, said: “Modern diving operations bring significantly more risk, and continuing to use systems which can only provide a few minutes of emergency gas puts lives in danger.  The COBRA system has been rigorously tested and has a proven ability to significantly

Valerio Percoco (Photo: JFD)

JFD Appoints Percoco as Sales Director

a number of major projects and achieved substantial business growth and expansion. He brings a wealth of experience and skills to his new role in driving ambitious growth targets through to fruition as JFD continues with further development and expansion in both new and existing markets.   Giovanni Corbetta, Managing Director, JFD commented: “2015 was a landmark year for the business, following a number of mergers and acquisitions which broaden our range of capabilities and services in the defence and commercial diving markets, as well as several significant contract wins including the landmark

The Oleg Strashnov at work in the North Sea

DOF Subsea, Seaway Extend Contract

its Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov crane vessels. DOF Subsea offers services to third parties across the globe through its survey and positioning division. The contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting was announced in January 2014 and has been extended for a further two years plus options. Giovanni Corbetta, managing director of DOF Subsea UK, said, “We are delighted that this MSA with Seaway Heavy Lifting has been extended, signaling the high quality of our positioning services and our performance throughout the duration of the original MSA. “DOF Subsea’s survey and positioning

Giovanni Corbetta

New Managing Director Joins DOF Subsea UK

An experienced figure in the subsea sector has been appointed Managing Director of DOF Subsea UK. Giovanni Corbetta, who was most recently Managing Director with Hallin Marine, will lead the company’s transformation from vessel operator to provider of integrated subsea solutions for the market from its headquarters in Aberdeen. In total, Giovanni has more than 22 years of experience in the subsea sector and has also worked with major companies including Sonsub and Saipem. His expertise encompasses areas such as international project management, operations management, risk management

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