The Department of Defence has awarded Phoenix International Australia the Submarine Rescue Service (SRS) contract valued in excess of $255M and HIFraser’s wholly owned subsidiary, HIFraser Hyperbaric Solutions (HIFHS) is proud to be a key subcontractor during the acquisition phase of this venture.

While Phoenix International Australia will be responsible for the overall project, HIFHS is the hyperbaric system integrator responsible for the niche technically-challenging aspects of the SRS.

HIFHS has been awarded the design and build of the entire hyperbaric suite; a containerised medical treatment facility; its associated equipment and a medical patient tracking system. The SRS, when entered into service in 2022, will provide the Australian Department of Defence the most advanced air-transportable rescue system in the world.

The work will be carried out at both the Sydney and Perth facilities of HIFraser, that over the last fifty years has served as the premises for maintenance of niche safety critical gas and liquid systems on every major Naval platform in Australia, including COLLINS class submarines, HOBART class (DDG), CANBERRA class (LHD), ANZAC-class frigates, HUON class mine hunters (MHC) and Guided Missile frigates (FFG).

The official Department of Defence announcement can be found here:

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