JFD Opens Manufacture, Maintenance Facility for Swimmer Deliery Vehicels

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today JFD Opens Manufacture, Maintenance Facility for Swimmer Deliery Vehicels View post tag: Vehicels View post tag: facility View post tag: Deliery View post tag: maintenance View post tag: opens View post tag: manufacture Industry newscenter_img View post tag: Swimmer View post tag: JFD James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, yesterday 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 tubePress Release; Image: JFD November 26, 2014 JFD Opens Manufacture, Maintenance Facility for Swimmer Deliery Vehicels Share this articlelast_img read more

Brighton bakery opens sites and expands wholesale

first_imgThe Flour Pot Bakery in Brighton is to open two more sites, as it also secures its first London customers for wholesale.The business will open the new site in early March before opening another food-to-go hole-in-the-wall business in the near future.The hole in the wall will serve made-to-order sandwiches and soups to go in Brighton city centre.Bakery owner Oliver Hyde also told British Baker of plans to expand the wholesale side of the bakery into the capital, after it secured its first “significant customers” in the central London area.The bakery currently supplies to a plethora of independent restaurant chains, operators and cafés around the Brighton area, but plans to gather more business in the capital. The new site in Elm Grove, Brighton, has been designed by Hyde’s wife, Jasmine, and is in a more residential area than its current shop in the city centre. The shop products are also baked in a production kitchen in Hove.Hyde said: “It is organic growth; we are trying to create a business that is sustainable to each shop stands on its own feet, and we will grow our wholesale business too.“The new shop is in an area with a lot of independently owned homes, it is more residential, but we believe we will be very popular there. Our products are all made from scratch and that’s an ethos we will be celebrating.”Hyde is also owner of Juniper Catering business, and set up Mexican food place Bang Bang Burrito in Brighton.The bakery has grown in line with Small Batch coffee shop – a local business to which Flour Pot was a supplier. Small Batch now has five shops in the south.Hyde was keen to open more sites in the future, and said that the business was very comfortable in corner café shops.The bakery operates seven days a week, and produces breads, cakes, pastries, as well as serving fresh coffee in its shops.last_img read more

Spanish star scores big for Badgers

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoIt was just about 4 p.m. when Wisconsin junior midfielder Victor Diaz got his first tally of the season, propelling the men’s soccer team to victory in its first of two games this past weekend at the Cal Legacy Classic Tournament in Berkeley, Calif.In Madrid, however, the clock was about to strike three … in the morning. Not exactly the best time for anybody to be awake, let alone checking the Internet for a soccer score from across the globe, but Diaz’s parents were following the game nonetheless.”My parents are always checking up on me, making sure I am doing fine,” the Spanish-born midfielder said. “When they saw that I had gotten that goal against Stanford, they were pretty excited.”The Diaz family is sure to have plenty to be excited about this season, as the Badgers (3-1-0) have already made quite a splash in the college soccer world only a week into the new season. With their win over then No. 7 California-Berkeley Sunday, the team has found itself back in the nation’s top 20 for the first time since October 1996, when they peaked in the polls at No. 7.At that point, a 12-year-old Victor Diaz wasn’t even thinking of Bucky Badger, Big Ten soccer or even America. “I started playing soccer when I was seven, and two years later, I was getting recruited to play for Real Madrid’s youth team,” Diaz recalled. “I played there for about five years. That team really exposed me to the soccer world. Our practices were a lot like games because they were so competitive.”While in high school in Spain, Diaz played on some of the best youth teams in Europe, at one point even finishing first at the Nike European Championships. “(Those teams) really prepared me well for playing soccer over here in America,” Diaz said. “I learned how to use all my skills as a player to help my team score as well as create goals.”After turning down offers to play professionally in his home country, Diaz brought that skill set and competitive drive with him to Madison. After redshirting his freshman year, the 5-foot-8-inch playmaker went on to have one of the best first seasons of any player in UW soccer history, leading the team in goals (7) and points (16) on his way to earning All-Big Ten Freshman Team honors.Diaz’s sophomore year saw him again lead the team in goals (4) and points (12). Once again Diaz was honored by the conference as one of its best, this time earning second-team All-Big Ten honors despite starting in only 12 of the 16 games he played in. Early in the 2007 season, Wisconsin appears to have one of the strongest and most experienced groups of midfielders in the country, let alone the Big Ten. Not including Diaz, four other starters from the 2006 team return this year: sophomore Pablo Delgado, junior Kenny Dix, and seniors B.J. Goodman and Erik Ortega.Strong chemistry between the five of them has helped Diaz and Wisconsin immensely.”Even though there are a lot of players in the midfield area, we all know what each other can bring to the team individually, something that has allowed us to play more to each other’s strengths,” Diaz said. “We all do what we have to do to win the game.”Diaz and the rest of the midfielders have been doing just that to start the season, as seen in the first place finish at the Cal Legacy Tournament this past weekend. The 11-man roster for the All-Tournament team featured four UW players, more than any other school in the invitational. The Badgers, who excelled at the midfield and defensive parts of the field all weekend, had not only Diaz and Delgado, but also senior defender Nick Caronna and goalkeeper Alex Horwath on the list, with Diaz also garnering Most Valuable Player accolades.”Diaz played as well as anybody in the tournament and was extremely dangerous coming up the right side and creating a number of good chances for us,” head coach Jeff Rohrman said. “He did it all weekend, even though he only got the goal on Friday against Stanford.”With the junior playing as well as ever, it looks like there are going to be a lot more late nights huddled around the computer in the Diaz household.last_img read more

Ali Maaloul left out of Tunisia’s AFCON squad

first_imgAl Ahly’s left-back Ali Maaloul has been omitted from Tunisia’s final 23-man Africa Cup of Nations squad.Maaloul has been one of the most consistent players in the season’s Egyptian Premier League, scoring six goals while assisting seven in 24 games.He helped Al Ahly top the league table with only two games to go, which promoted the Red Devils to extend his contract at the club.Despite his impressive performances, the 29-year-old has been left out of Tunisia’s 2019 AFCON squad in favour of Étoile du Sahel’s Karim Aouadhi.Maaloul’s omission comes as a major shock, especially after the player featured in both of Tunisia’s friendlies ahead of the AFCON against Iraq and Croatia.On the other hand, Zamalek’s Ferjani Sassi has made the list despite being sidelined due to injuries since April, while his teammate Hamdi Nagguez didn’t make the provisional squad.Tunisia were drawn in group E alongside Mali, Angola, and debutants Mauritania, with their first game taking place against Angola on June 24.Full squad:Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab), Mouez Hassen (Nice), Moez Ben Cherifia (Esperance).Defenders: Dylan Bronn (Gent), Yassine Meriah (Olympiacos), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon), Nassim Hnid (CS Sfaxien), Rami Bedoui (Al Faiha), Karim Aouadhi (Étoile du Sahel), Mohamed Drager (Paderborn), Wajdi Kechrida (Étoile du Sahel).Midfielders: Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier), Ferjani Sassi (Zamalek), Ayman Ben Mohamed (Esperance), Marc Lamti (Bayern Leverkusen), Ghailene Chaalai (Esperance), Bassem Srarfi (Nice), Youssef Msakni (Eupen), Naim Sliti (Dijon), Anice Badri (Esperance).Forwards: Wahbi Khazri (Saint-Etienne), Taha Khenissi (Esperance), Firas Chaouat (CS Sfaxien Source: KingFutlast_img read more