JFD, the world leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence diving markets and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has today announced a strategic partnership with Blue Tide Marine (BTM), an undersea training and capability development centre for the Americas.
Through the partnership, JFD North America, a subsidiary of JFD Global, and BTM will be able to offer enhanced capabilities, as well as provide training and capability orientation services for the effective operation and deployment of underwater mobility solutions to the US market.
JFD have critical capabilities in the provision of tactical diving life support (TDLS), as well as mobility platforms for tactical diving vehicles (TDV). BTM delivers tailored maritime products and training expertise in underwater mobility and life support, with a focus on the United States. The combined capabilities of a JFD and BTM partnership will significantly improve access to products, services, training and capability development for customers in the government, commercial and recreational subsea communities.
Richard Dellar, Managing Director, JFD said:
“We are thrilled to embark on this new partnership with BTM, collaborating to bring cutting edge maritime mobility and life support to the US market via JFD North America. The opportunity for shared learning allows us to further develop our underwater mobility capabilities and grow our operational knowledge and training services. This is in line with JFD’s commitment to continually set new benchmarks in the delivery of innovative technologies and training services that lead the way in safety and protecting lives at sea.”
Bob Pudney, President, Blue Tide Marine said:
“The partnership of BTM and JFD is an exciting and powerful collaboration. We know that this enduring relationship sets an unprecedented standard in the undersea domain. JFD’s world-class equipment and capabilities coupled with BTM’s exceptional expertise sets a new bar for the industry. We are excited for our clients and the innovation the industry will see because of this unparalleled partnership.”
BTM will be joining JFD at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) this year. SOFIC brings together 400 exhibiting companies demonstrating the latest in Special Operations Forces technology and is due to be held 16 – 19 May 2022 in Tampa, Florida.
JFD will be showcasing its Shadow Seal MK 1C TDV, a unique surface or subsea craft enabling the transportation of four tactical divers.