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Career Considerations: A Day in the Life of an SMD Project Manager

19 June 2020   Very few of us know what career we want to pursue while we’re still in school, yet it’s one of the most commonly asked questions for students: where do you see yourself in five years’ time? What....

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SMD Supply Fourth System to Asso.subsea

09 April 2020   Greece based Asso.subsea have taken delivery of an SMD Quasar 150hp 1000m rated work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) complete with Launch and Recovery system (LARs). The work class ROV system complements their existing fleet, which includes two....

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SMD Supply Deep Dig-It Trenching Tractor to Van Oord

07 April 2020   Marine contractor Van Oord is due to complete final tests of its new Deep Dig-It trenching machine, designed and engineered in collaboration with world leading sub-sea technology experts Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD). SMD delivered the Deep....

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SMD: Latest R&D tests reveal stability, control and optimum performance at heart of next gen EV-ROV technology

11 March 2020   The release of the next generation of Work Class ROV comes significantly closer this week, as subsea technology specialists SMD prepare to reveal its field test ready electric Quantum EV ROV. The ground breaking technology that underpins the....

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SMD Services Deliver Refurbished Quasar WROV

05 September 2019   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd are pleased to announce that their Services business have delivered a refurbished Quasar MkII Work Class ROV system (WROV), Tophat Tether Management System (TMS) and associated deck equipment to Film-Ocean Ltd. First sold in....

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SMD standardises on Sonardyne’s hybrid navigation solution for new electric work class ROV range

03 September 2019   Underwater navigation technology from Sonardyne International Ltd has been chosen by subsea equipment specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) for its new electric work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) range, launched today at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen.....

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SMD Unveil Green, Super Capable ROV Technology

03 September 2019   This week saw SMD unveil their electric Work Class ROV at Offshore Europe. Their new Quantum EV ROV introduces electric drive technology to the subsea sector in an optimised, modular package which brings Work Class ROV performance....

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SMD to Supply Multi-mode Pre-lay Plough to Boskalis

07 June 2019   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd are pleased to announce that they have signed a contract to supply a 200Te Multi-Mode Pre Lay Plough to leading marine service provider Boskalis NV. Set for delivery in spring 2020, the Pre Lay....

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SMD Deliver CBT2400 to Boskalis

28 May 2019   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the delivery of an ultra-high powered, compact 2400hp Cable Burial Tractor (CBT2400) to Boskalis. The CBT2400 and associated deck equipment were mobilised directly onto Boskalis’ specialist cable lay vessel,....

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SMD’s Quasar WROV Reaches 5760m Subsea

01 April 2019   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd are pleased to announce that a deep-sea Quasar Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (WROV) has successfully completed sea trials. The 6000m rated WROV, complemented with an electric drive dual- purpose winch and Launch....

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SMD take to Asia to tackle global environmental challenges

21 August 2018   The Tyneside region was proudly represented at a recent international event in Sarawak, Malaysia attended by some of the world’s most innovative and creative minds with the aim of trying to find solutions to a host of....

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SMD Deliver Multi-Mode Prelay Plough to Assodivers

21 June 2018   World leading subsea equipment designer and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce that their Multi-Mode Pre Lay Plough, delivered to Greek offshore contractors Assodivers Ltd in Spring this year, has successfully completed its....

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SMD sign contract to supply Atom Mk1 ROV system to China Southern Power Grid

12 April 2018   World leading subsea equipment design and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is pleased to announce the signature of a contract to supply its Atom Mk1 1000m 100hp Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system to Chinese power specialist China....

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SMD delivers Atom Mk1 ROV systems to JFD Ltd

13 March 2018   World leading subsea design and manufacturing specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has announced the successful delivery of two 1000m Atom Mk1 work class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems to JFD Ltd, a leading underwater capability....

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SMD's Team Tao Reach the Final of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

08 March 2018   A group of North-East based subsea engineers has become the only UK team to reach the final of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE and receive an equal share of a $1 million milestone prize for developing new....

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SMD Services complete major MD3 Plough upgrade for Orange Marine

28 November 2017   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has successfully completed an upgrade to the MD3 (multi-depth) plough recently acquired by Orange Marine. The plough, which was delivered to the SMD Services team for refurbishment in July, received a full....

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SMD Helps Major International Underwater Mining R&D Project Move a Step Closer to Reality

17 November 2017   UK-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has successfully completed first stage testing in a pioneering project which is set to uncover valuable European mineral resources. SMD is technical lead on the VAMOS (viable alternative mine....

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SMD Urges Graduate Engineers to Join the Team

01 November 2017   Tyneside-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is urging North East university students to apply to its Graduate scheme..

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Mike Jones to Succeed Andrew Hodgson as SMD CEO

25 October 2017   Andrew Hodgson is stepping down as CEO of Tyneside-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. (SMD). .

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Kokusai Cable Ship Places Contract with SMD for Plough A-Frame and Twin Self-fleeting Drum Cable Lay System

04 October 2017   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the signature of a contract with Kokusai Cable Ship Co. (KCS) for the design and manufacture of cable lay equipment and a plough A-frame, to be installed on....

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SMD Design and Build Innovative 6000m Electric Winch and LARS for Shanghai Salvage

06 September 2017   Dedicated deck equipment engineers at Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have successfully completed work on an electric drive dual-purpose winch and Launch and Recovery System (LARS) to accompany an order from Shanghai Salvage for a Quasar Work Class....

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SMD expands servicing operations at the Port of Tyne

01 August 2017   Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) is relocating its servicing operations to the Port of Tyne’s Tyne Dock estate in South Shields (UK). The Tyneside based manufacturing company is already a global leader in building remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), deployed underwater....

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Cautious optimism for North East offshore sector suggests worst of oil crisis has passed

22 June 2017   There was a refreshing mood of cautious optimism at a major offshore industry conference in Newcastle. "Two years ago delegates were talking about what they wanted to happened and now we’re talking about what is happening,” said Subsea....

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SMD CEO to welcome offshore industry leaders in Newcastle

13 June 2017   Over 150 key players from the world’s most prominent companies in the offshore industry are in Newcastle this week to explore new business opportunities in the subsea sector and supply chain. The Subsea North East Conference & Exhibition....

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SMD Upgrades Subsea Vehicle for Prysmian Offshore Power Projects

07 June 2017   Following an extensive upgrade and modernisation programme, a remotely operated vehicle designed and manufactured by Tyneside-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has successfully completed its first round of projects burying offshore power cables. The Seamole....

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Great Depths of Opportunities in India for UK Firms

31 May 2017   UK subsea companies showcased their technology and expertise to senior officials from India's largest oil and gas exploration and production company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), last week on a trade mission to South Asia. Organised....

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Meet The MD: Graham Puntis, Soil Machine Dynamics

30 May 2017   The kid that was always building things out of Meccano grew up to be Graham Puntis, working somewhat unsurprisingly for manufacturer and engineering firm Soil Machine Dynamics… What is it the company does? Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) is....

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CCC UE Signs Contract with SMD for Hard Ground Subsea Trenching Machine

11 May 2017   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the signature of a contract with Consolidated Contractors Company (Underwater Engineering) S.A.L. for the manufacture and delivery of a hard ground subsea trenching machine. SMD will design and build a BT500 Burial Tractor (500hp) complete with a full power and control system..

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Van Oord Places Contract with SMD for High Power Trenching Machine

26 April 2017   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the signature of a contract with Van Oord for the manufacture and delivery of a QTrencher 1600. This contract follows the successful deployment of SMD’s QTrencher 1400 on....

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CRRC to produce largest subsea trenching machine for gas, oil exploitation

13 March 2017   CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co Ltd announced on Friday that its subsidiary Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) will build the world's largest subsea trenching machine at its British manufacturing base. The trenching machine will weigh 178 tonnes and can....

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