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SMD Services Deliver Refurbished Quasar WROV

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.

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

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

SMD Unveil Green, Super Capable ROV Technology

03 September 2019   This week saw SMD unveil their electric Work Class ROV at Offshore Europe.

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

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.

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SMD Deliver CBT2400 to Boskalis

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.

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SMD’s Quasar WROV Reaches 5760m Subsea

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.

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SMD take to Asia to tackle global environmental challenges

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 global environmental and conservation challenges.

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SMD Deliver Multi-Mode Prelay Plough to Assodivers

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 first offshore job in the Baltic sea.

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

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 Southern Power Extra High Voltage Power Transmission Company (EHV, CSG), a subsidiary of the state-owned China Southern Power Grid (CSG).

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SMD delivers Atom Mk1 ROV systems to JFD Ltd

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 provider serving the commercial and defence markets.

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

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 approaches to map the ocean floor.

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SMD Services complete major MD3 Plough upgrade for Orange Marine

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.

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

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.

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SMD Urges Graduate Engineers to Join the Team

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 ROV.

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SMD expands servicing operations at the Port of Tyne

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).

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

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.

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SMD CEO to welcome offshore industry leaders in Newcastle

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.

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SMD Upgrades Subsea Vehicle for Prysmian Offshore Power Projects

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.

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Great Depths of Opportunities in India for UK Firms

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.

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Meet The MD: Graham Puntis, Soil Machine Dynamics

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 a North East engineering success story and a world leader in the design and manufacture of specialist subsea intervention assets.

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

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.

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Van Oord Places Contract with SMD for High Power Trenching Machine

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.

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

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.

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UK Subsea Experts Reach Semi-Finals in Global XPRIZE Competition to Advance Ocean Exploration

UK Subsea Experts Reach Semi-Finals in Global XPRIZE Competition to Advance Ocean Exploration

22 February 2017   A multi-skilled team of subsea engineering experts representing the UK has advanced to the semi-finals in the $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a prestigious international competition which aims to create the next generation tools, technologies and techniques for rapid, unmanned ocean exploration and discovery.

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SMD Wins Contract with Subsea Cable Installation Service Provider SBSS to Provide MD3XT Submarine Telecom Cable Plough

SMD Wins Contract with Subsea Cable Installation Service Provider SBSS to Provide MD3XT Submarine Telecom Cable Plough

30 January 2017   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the signature of a contract with SB Submarine Systems Co, Ltd (SBSS) for the design, manufacture and delivery of the next generation MD3XT submarine telecom cable plough.

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SMD Completes 6000m Testing on Curvetech® Components for Deepwater ROV

SMD Completes 6000m Testing on Curvetech® Components for Deepwater ROV

10 January 2017   Following the award of an order from Shanghai Salvage for a 6000m Quasar Work Class ROV, SMD engineers have successfully completed work on the associated Curvetech subsea components to assure maximum working depth up to 6000m.

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SMD Founder made a MBE

SMD Founder made a MBE

05 January 2017   Dr Tony Trapp, executive chairman of Osbit and leading figure in the north east England offshore industry, has been awarded the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year’s Honors.

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