The Constanta Diving Center has the most innovative diver training system in Europe. Today it was inaugurated in the presence of the Chiefs of Staff of the Romanian Army and Naval Forces, on the 55th anniversary of the founding of the naval diver training center.
This advanced system was produced in Timişoara, with 80% Romanian technology with fully automated fail-safe pressurization and life support controls, for maximum safety to divers during saturation dive training.
Sorin Cealera gives us details about the investment, which amounts to approximately 10 million euros: “The LH-300 Diving Simulator System from the Hyperbaric Laboratory at the 39 Divers Centre is comprised of 6-man and 4-man decompression chambers with living and sleeping compartments, connecting to a large wet tank that allows divers to train in a realistic environment up to 300msw of simulated pressure, and a total capacity of 18 places for diver training. The entire system was produced in Timișoara by DRASS Romania, partner of the Italian company of the same name, world leader in the field.
Commander Captain Cristian Munteanu, Head of the Hyperbaric Laboratory at the 39 Divers Center: “It is certainly the most state-of-the-art saturation diving simulator system in Europe and among the most advanced at the moment worldwide. We have control over absolutely all parameters, they are constantly monitored.”
Chief of Defense Staff, General Daniel Petrescu: “It is a technological leap for the Naval Forces, but it is also a technological leap for the Romanian industry. We are developing niche capabilities that, by virtue of what they can achieve, make a difference to our operational capability in the Black Sea.”
Through the projects in which it is involved and thanks to this new laboratory, the centre in Constanța aims to become a regional hub for the training of deep-sea divers.”
DRASS Group, headquartered in Livorno, with production facilities in Italy and Romania and commercial offices in Dubai, has over 200 direct employees operating in 13,000 sqm of covered facilities.
With a remarkable catalogue of patents and innovation since the 1920s, DRASS Group is a recognized leader in defence, commercial diving and hyperbaric solutions worldwide.
With over a century of uninterrupted business, DRASS Galeazzi is recognized as one of the founders of Italy’s rich history of subsea innovation. During naval trials in 1930, the Galeazzi atmospheric diving suit broke world records for the deepest descents ever reached, to a staggering depth of 300 msw, with worldwide demand for many decades. DRASS’ state-of-the-art range of diving helmets and personal diving equipment remain popular to this day.
With a tradition of defence products dating back to World War II, DRASS continue to supply navies with state-of-the-art midget submarines, swimmer delivery vehicles, submarine rescue solutions: submarine rescue vessels and equipment as well as submarine training and lockout solutions.
DRASS is the leading supplier of diving systems worldwide, having designed and manufactured the majority of certified diving systems built since 1967. Commercial diving solutions cover saturation diving systems and equipment, hydraulic LARS (launch & recovery systems), surface diving systems, personal diver equipment and diving components.
A fierce proponent of hyperbaric therapy since the 1950s, DRASS solutions continue to include cutting-edge hyperbaric chambers for oxygen therapy, hyperbaric chambers for tunnel boring machines, environmental control systems for confined/controlled areas, hyperbaric wet and dry simulators for commercial and defence sectors.
DRASS is a complete production facility able to develop in-house advanced welding activities, skidding for hydraulic gas and water systems, PLC control and gas management systems, and electrical panels. Its facilities also support modular deliveries, including containerization and mobilization for onshore/offshore commissioning.
Leaders in innovative, safe and cost-efficient systems and equipment in compliance with the highest industry standards, DRASS values personal and professional growth of its people in an eco-friendly harmonious working environment, and builds long-term trusted relationships with its business partners.
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