SRV Lift PointClient : James Fisher Defence Completed : December '08
"In the course of 2 years JFD and Fearsomengine have worked closely on several projects and a strong partnership has been established. Key to this relationship is FE's capacity to adapt their approach to match the exacting needs of our business. Submersible design and operation is tightly controlled by standards and FE's solutions have proven themselves to be robust in the face of internal and external review - made more noteworthy by the vital functions these assemblies provide. It's imperative that the end-users of life critical systems 'buy in' to any proposed design - FE's thoroughness, commitment to quality design and close interaction with JFD has ensured that a high degree of confidence has been carried through into service of our products."
Craig Freshwater, Senior Design Engineer, James Fisher Defence
A submarine rescue vehicle (SRV) can be lifted to and from the ocean at rescue sites by an A-frame onboard the mother ship. Our task was to design and implement an SRV mounted lift point of suitable strength for this application. Furthermore, the design allows both manual and hydraulic coupling and decoupling of the SRV with the lifting gear.
We implemented the design, verification and manufacturing drawings for the lift point as well as supporting documentation for successful Lloyds Register approval. The lift point went into service in 2008.