JFD has formed a strategic partnership with Y-40, owner and operator of the world’s deepest pool to facilitate submarine escape training as required by navies worldwide.
The development further strengthens JFD’s presence in the Italian market, and going forward the company will expand the use of the pool to include training for military and commercial divers.
The new training simulates the experience of escaping from a distressed submarine in a safe and controlled environment.
JFD and Y-40 will begin pressurised submariner training in Q4 2019.
Giovanni Corbetta, managing director from JFD, stated:
“We see great potential in this new partnership which allows JFD to provide pressurised submarine escape training at the Y-40 facility which is a central location accessible for many navies. It allows us to deliver against our commitment to provide the best possible training to submariners that will maximise their chances of survival in the event of an incident. This partnership means that we will have the necessary resources and facilities in place to equip submariners with pressurised training that delivers potentially lifesaving skills. In time, we look forward to extending our partnership with Y-40, so that commercial divers can also benefit from this world-leading training.”
Emanuele Boaretto, architect and CEO, from Y-40, said:
“We are pleased to partner with JFD on this new project, which will enable us to use the existing facilities at our deep-water pool to improve the safety of the global submariner community. As the first and only deep pool that runs on thermal waters, we’re able to keep operating costs down. This means the training offered at our facility and delivered by JFD will be both affordable, as well as easily accessible.”