INTERNATIONAL subsea operations and manufacturing company JFD has acquired Modular Saturation Diving Systems specialist LEXMAR.

LEXMAR was founded in 1996 in Singapore and specialises in the design and manufacturing of In-built and Modular Saturation Diving Systems, and is an established provider of diving equipment and services to the offshore industry.

JFD said LEXMAR is complementary to its specialist technical division and is currently completing three 18 man twin bell saturation diving systems.  They are currently in the process of undertaking installation and commissioning in China and will commence the third system in Singapore early 2017.

JFD’s MD, Giovanni Corbetta, said the inclusion of LEXMAR as part of JFD improves 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.

“The addition of LEXMAR brings JFD to the forefront of diving equipment capability and saturation diving systems offering and support and will further strengthen our vision to support our clients’ core operations by offering market leading technology solutions and world class support,” Mr Corbetta said.

JFD are currently completing two saturation diving systems and commissioning is underway in both Norway and Baku.  With a track record spanning the last 35 years, the company’s track record shows more than 100 systems built.