Francis Brown Wraps Up Deck Equipment Task for SMD

Francis Brown Limited has delivered deck equipment fabrications to Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) for work on offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

The UK-based fabrication and engineering company provided painted fabrications for the winch system set to operate alongside QTrencher, SMD’s cable trenching machine.

According to Francis Brown, the 60t equipment was delivered in less than 16 weeks, after which it was fully assembled with SMD’s hydraulics.

The company said it had collaborated with SMD, who engineered a unique design, to deliver the fabrications on time to meet the client’s requirements.

“Securing repeat business with one of the world’s biggest suppliers of subsea equipment has been a big achievement for Francis Brown,” said Mark Roddy, Managing Director at Francis Brown.

“We work closely with all of our clients to ensure that we deliver on time and budget – which is one of the main factors that we believe helps us to secure repeat business – combined with our extremely high-quality services and stringent safety procedures that we have in place.”