FCL have long enjoyed a close working relationship with an acknowledged leader in the provision of submarine rescue solutions, which has led to involvement in the design of new and re-conditioned rescue submersibles and associated ancillary equipment for the UK, Singaporean, South Korean and Swedish navies.  The ancillary items worked on have ranged from life support pods and gas bottles through to complete ship-mounted reception systems suitable for the transfer-under-pressure of rescued submariners, which is essential in preventing the onset of decompression related injury.  This relationship has also led to FCL’s involvement in research work to compare FE predicted buckling pressures with the results of actual collapse tests and, for others in the industry, to the design of tourist submarines and a rescue submersible for the Chinese navy.

A number of case studies covering work carried out in the marine industry can be viewed by clicking on the links to the right: