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1st October 2014
Ruwais Refinery Project

Vast expansion of the Ruwais Refinery in Abu Dhabi will see the existing 417,000 b/d facility double its production capacity. Jo Bird & Co Ltd have been contracted to supply 120 x JB20 Safety Equipment Cabinets and 22 x JB10.600's.

 

 

 

1st October 2014
Moho Marine North

Chevron have commissioned Jo Bird & Co. Ltd to supply fire hose cabinets to the Moho Nord Subsea project, 75km off the coast of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo.

Chevron Logo

1st October 2014
Bollsta Dolphin Rig

Jo Bird & Co Ltd has been selected by Dolphin Drilling to provide GRP safety equipment cabinets for its Bollsta Dolphin Rig. The harsh environment deepwater semi-submersible is currently under construction by Hyundai in South Korea. The completed unit will be mobilised to the west of Shetland, UK, where it will spearhead Chevron's development of the Rosebank field.

Bollsta Dolphin Rig

2nd June 2014
Seawork International 2014, 10th - 12th June, ABP Port of Southampton

Jo Bird & Co Ltd will be attending this year's Seawork International exhibition, the largest and fastest growing commercial marine and workboat event to be held in a European working port. Now in its 17th successful year, Seawork attracts over 520 exhibitors and 7,327 visitors from all over the world. At the event Jo Bird & Co Ltd will be launching the SOS700 Mk2 Sponsorship Initiative, a unique opportunity to generate revenue, whilst protecting equipment and most importantly, improving water safety. Visit the team on stand C209. For event informtion see www.seawork.com

 

SOS700 Mk2 Lifebouy System

 

8th April 2014
American Bureau of Shipping Product Design Approval

We are very pleased to have been issued with Design Assesment Certificates by ABS (the American Bureau of Shipping) for a number of our Firebird and Toughstore GRP storage cabinets. This approval strengthens our growing appeal in the US market and serves to illustrate our commitment to the production of world leading GRP cabinets.

 

ABS Logo

5th March 2014
The Hebron Project

Jo Bird & Co Ltd is proud to have been awarded the contract to supply lifesaving equipment cabinets to the Hebron Project - a heavy oil field co-venture of ExxonMobil Canada Properties, Chevron Canada Limited, Suncor Energy Inc., Statoil Canada and Nalcor Energy. The Hebron oil field is located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin 350 kilometres southeast of St. John's. The field was first discovered in 1980, and is estimated to produce more than 700 million barrels of recoverable resources.

Products supplied will include 17 x JB62.150's, 25 x JB66's, 4 x JB01, 6 x JB09, 7 x JB38.500, 8 x JB17.950 (Heated Abandonment suit cabinet), 8 x JB75 (Heated Lifejacket cabinet) 12 x JB02 & 14 x JB65

www.hebronproject.com

 

29th November 2013
Jo Bird Launches JB83 and JB83BA Fire Extinguisher and Breathing Apparatus Cabinets

Jo Bird is excited to announce the launch of the JB83 Fire Extinguisher Cabinet. Using advanced resin transfer moulding techniques (RTM), the JB83 is a cabinet of superior finish and build quality. The smooth interior will typically house 2 x 9-12 Kg extinguishers, whilst the cabinet door, of notable solidity, comes fitted with the latest rotary handle and tag security. Advancements in the manufacturing process make for greatly improved efficiency, resulting in significantly reduced lead times. As with all Jo Bird cabinets, the JB83 is built to the highest industry standards, receiving IP56 Lloyds Type Approval. Adapted for the storage of breathing apparatus, the JB83BA cabinet will typically store 1 x 30-60 minute SCBA. (Image below shows optional 316 Stainless Steel hinges).

JB83 Fire Extinguisher Cabinet

 

JB83BA Breathing Apparatus Cabinet

3rd October 2013
Queen's Award Presentation

We are very proud today to have been presented with The Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The presentation was made on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen by HM Lord-Lieutenant Lady Gass. Managing Director of Jo Bird & Co Ltd, Guy Atkins received the award in front of an audience of staff, suppliers, local media, dignitaries and industry associates. "It is an honour to have had the hard work of our team recognised with such a prestigious award. The Queen's Award offers an enviable platform from which to continually improve our offering to existing clients whilst expanding into exciting new world markets".

 

Jo Bird Queens Award

 

 

 

 

10th June 2013
Continued Development of Jo Bird Team Through NVQ Diplomas

We are very proud of our team at Jo Bird and continually embrace the opportunity to develop skills through work-based qualifications. We are excited to have 3 members of the team due to embark on their EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (QCF).

EAL is the specialist, employer-recognised awarding organisation for the engineering and manufacturing, building services and related sectors. This qualification is designed to cover the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of mechanical manufacturing activities such as:

  • Develop skills and competencies relating to their specific role
  • Meet the competence requirements of Semta's engineering manufacture Apprenticeship at level 3 for the mechanical engineering pathway
  • Gain a recognised qualification to support their progress to further learning and greater responsibility in the workplace.

With all 3 having gained thier NVQ2 in Performing Manufacturing Opertions 2 years ago, they're clearly not shy of hard work!

We wish them all the very best of luck. 

 

21st April 2013
Jo Bird Win The Queen's Award For Enterprise

I am delighted to announce that Jo Bird & Company Limited have been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2013.

Since the Company was formed 27 years ago, we have steadily built an enviable reputation for world-class products designed to meet the most testing of operational environments.

We recently carried out a fundamental strategic review of our operations including product design and manufacturing processes. In response to the ensuing customer feedback, we set about enhancing our products to meet the new environmental challenges of the increasingly extreme climates in which you, our customers and contractors, are operating. This included designing robust products to successfully perform with longevity in extreme arctic, desert and hurricane conditions. For the Gorgon Project in Australia, cabinets were designed to withstand a once in 100 year cyclone with wind speeds up to 200mph. A welcome consequence of such responsive product development has seen outstanding 3-year export growth of 141%.

I am very proud of our achievements in becoming an internationally recognised brand and am particularly proud of the individual contributions made by every member of the team at our Somerset factory. Without their dedication and commitment to continually deliver quality products and customer service, our international and substantial domestic trade success could not have been achieved. The Queen's Award for Enterprise will undoubtedly enhance our international reputation and help us to grow our business in existing and new world markets in the years ahead.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without our customers, contractors and suppliers. I would like therefore, to also take this opportunity to thank you for your support.

 

Guy Atkins

Managing Director
Jo Bird & Company Ltd.

 

 

 

 

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