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11th August 2017
Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Project UK

The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Project is an offshore wind farm with a total installed capacity of 588MW. Comprising 84 7MW turbines, the project will be located in the Outer Moray Firth on the north-western point of the Smith Bank, 13.5km from the Caithness coastline. Covering an area of 121.3 sq km, the turbines will be erected on jacket foundations in ocean depths between 35 and 56 metres. Jo Bird were commissioned to supply cabinets for the storage of Lifebuoys, Immersion Suits and Fire extinguishers. These have been distributed to the offshore wind farm sub-stations currently under construction in Scotland.

11th August 2017
Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) Malaysia

Located at Pengerang, Johor, in Malaysia, the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project is part of the huge Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC). For this huge Petronas operated refinery Jo Bird & Co. supplied cabinets for Fire Extinguishers, Breathing Apparatus and Escape sets.

11th August 2017
Doha Hameed International Aiport, Qatar

Through our Qatari distributor we are supplying 100 x JB82 Fire Extinguisher cabinets for the parking area of Doha's award winning international airport.

24th May 2016
Jo Bird & Co Ltd Implements New ERP System

Jo Bird and Co Ltd have worked with Greentree ERP to streamline internal systems with total integration of financials, manufacturing and CRM. Workflow offers live visability of orders and provides real time data to team members on site and whilst mobile.

“We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what we can do to better our offering to customers. As our business continues to grow we look to Greentree to enable this without growing pains in the systems area. We strive to be more effective in everything we do and to adapt to our customers changing requirements.”

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Greentree ERP

 

 

19th February 2016
5 Year Guarantee on All Firebird Products

As part of Jo Bird and Co. Ltd's 30th Anniversary celebrations we are very pleased to announce that all Firebird products are now guaranteed against manufacturing defects for 5 years. This guarantee affirms our ongoing commitment to producing world leading cabinets of unrivalled quality.

19th January 2016
Jo Bird Launches New Range of Drying Cabinets

Jo Bird & Co. Ltd have teamed up with Dutch technology firm Pronomar, to create an exciting new range of drying cabinets. Jo Bird's robust, high performance GRP cabinets combined with Pronomar's fast coupling system and virtually indestructible stainless steel fittings make for a formidable pairing. The resulting cabinets offer fast and reliable drying of essential work and safety wear in the most challenging of environmental conditions. 

The highly efficient drying method uses warm-air conducted through continuous stainless steel tubes and via nozzles directly into the clothes. Offering maximum levels of hygiene, the drying system reduces staff illness and improves team moral whilst also prolonging the life of the equipment.

As with all Jo Bird GRP cabinets, the drying cabinets are made to order and can be customised precisely to your specification. We also offer fittings to dry re-breathers for training centres.

For further information on the Jo Bird drying cabinet range and to discuss your requirements please contact us.

JB17.950 Drying Cabinet

 

1st October 2015
The Magic of Motoring at Goodwood

Jo Bird & Co. were approached by Magic of Motoring with a very unique enquiry. The company specialise in building bespoke structures for motor racing events and were to recreate a fully operational, 1950's art deco filling station to appear at the Goodwood Revival on Lord March's famous Sussex estate. The filling station is designed to provide fuel to both aircraft and vehicles and requires three cabinets to house safety equipment.

Each of the cabinets were made using temporary moulds, their intricate curvatures proving a good test of our mould maker's skills. We achieved a wonderful finish and the overall look of the station was very well received. This now permanent feature of Goodwood also played a role in their Battle of Britain 75th anniversary commemorations.

We are very proud to have been invited to take part and extend our thanks to both the Goodwood Estate and Magic of Motoring.

Safety Cabinets Goodwood Revival

28th September 2015
Jangkrik Complex Development, Indonesia

Jo Bird & Co. Ltd are pleased to be supplying safety equipment cabinets to the offshore Jangkrik Complex Development, Indonesia, operated by Eni Muara Bakau B.V.

The floating production unit (FPU) will be equipped with 48 x JB82 Fire Extinguisher cabinets, 1 x JB28 Fire Extinguisher cabinet, 2 x JB17FE Firemans Equipment cabinets and 14 x JB02H Fire Hose cabinets.

Saftey Equipment Cabinets ENI Muara Bakau

23rd September 2015
North Malay Basin (NMB) Integrated Gas Development Project

Jo Bird & Co. Ltd have been contracted to supply 154 x JB01 Fire Extinguisher Cabinets to the North Malay Basin (NMB) Integrated Gas Development Project. The project sees the development of 9 offshore gas fields, joint owned by Petronas Carigali, Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia.

Separated into three blocks and developed in two phases, the project involves the installation of a central processing platform, bridge-linked wellhead platform and a floating storage and offloading (FSO).

North Malay Basin Fire Extinguisher Cabinets

10th July 2015
Bristol University Research and Development

Jo Bird & Co. Ltd are excited to be sponsoring Laxman Sivanathan through a 4 year EngD in Composites Manufacture at Bristol University. The EngD is a highly respected, vocationally orientated doctorate in engineering. It combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects. Laxman will spend approximately 75% of his time working on innovative research projects here at the Jo Bird offices in Highbridge, Somerset. The knowledge and skills transfer attained during the coming 4 years will be of immense value. The engineering processes of our fire equipment and lifesaving cabinets will be scientifically scrutinised and developed to achieve higher levels of production efficiency and product performance than ever before. Challenges presented by the most inhospitable of operational environments will be intently researched. Laxman's findings and recommendations over the 4 year period will designed into our cabinet range ensuring Jo Bird & Co. Ltd remain confidently and at the forefront of our industry's product research and development.

Laxman Sivanathan  

Bristol University

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