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11 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has secured a contract to supply a multi-mode pre-lay plough to Boskalis. The 200Te pre-lay plough comes with SMD’s latest surface control equipment which will be mobilized on the bridge of a Boskalis specialist trenching vessel. It will feature a 2.1m share suitable for trenching in sands and hard clays up to […]

30 May 2019 Vessels

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has delivered an ultra high-powered 2400hp Cable Burial Tractor to Boskalis' cable laying vessel Ndeavor. The CBT2400 and associated deck equipment were mobilized directly onto Ndeavor from the Swan Hunter quayside access point next to SMD’s production facility. Boskalis and specialist trenching contractor Canyon Offshore will operate the tractor. SMD […]

26 September 2018

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

25 April 2017 Technology, Vessels

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has signed a contract with Van Oord for the manufacture and delivery of a QTrencher 1600.

25 November 2015 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

UK-based remote intervention equipment manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) plans to cut 70 to  80  jobs  across  the  business.   The news comes as SMD’s largest order in history for two suites of cable laying and burial equipment has been suspended due to the rejection of an export license as a result of current sanctions […]

5 October 2015

SMD has delivered a QTrencher 1000 ROV to KT Submarine following a successful completion of factory acceptance testing. Delivery of the trenching system was brought forward by one month to coincide with the early completion of the refurbishment of KT Submarine’s cable ship, Responder. The whole system including associated control, LARS and spares package was […]

6 February 2015 Business & Finance

Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of CSR Corporation Limited of China, has acquired Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) group.  SMD is organised across a number of business streams, including Work Class ROVs, Subsea Trenching, Submerged Mining and Marine Renewables. Andrew Hodgson, CEO of SMD, commented: “Becoming part of CSR will be a key step […]

13 December 2013 Grid Connection, Technology

UTV1200, an SMD built cable burial tool will be ready for operation in the new year. The vehicle has undergone extensive modifications that have enhanced the configuration to provide a more effective post-lay trenching burial vehicle. The previous configuration of UTV1200 (LBT1) allowed for concurrent trenching (mechanical and jetting) of a pre-loaded product, however after […]

28 June 2013

SMD has been formally presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear. The Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Nigel Sherlock, presented the Award in the Innovation Category, as part of a visit to SMD’s head office and manufacturing facilities in Wallsend, North East England. This is the third Queen’s Award the company […]

22 April 2013

SMD has been honoured with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category in recognition of the development of its specialist subsea trenching technology. This is the third Queen’s Award for Enterprise that SMD has won in the last three years. The Wallsend-based company previously won a Queen’s Award for innovation in 2011 […]

4 February 2013 Technology

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) announced the early delivery of an HD3 inter array cable plough to Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical Ltd. (RSPU). RSPU has named the vehicle HDIA (Heavy Duty Inter Array) Plough and is to be mobilised onto the Polar Prince subsea construction vessel. The HD3 cable plough, which is scheduled to […]

9 November 2012

The QTrencher 1000 has been specifically developed for cable and pipeline burial to 2000m water depth. The ROV provides a compact high powered trenching capability for the burial of cables, umbilicals and 500mm diameter pipes up to 2-3 metres deep. The use of variable high pressure jetting optimises the trenching operation to suit a range […]

9 October 2012 Business & Finance

Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD) and Blade Offshore Services Limited (BOS) have completed a deal which sees the creation of a joint venture, SMD-BORD, and joint development of a novel technology for the installation of marine renewables devices on the seabed. The unique technology makes use of a sacrificial double-skinned annular drill, which cuts more […]

28 June 2012

SMD has been formally presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear. The Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Nigel Sherlock, presented the Award in the International Trade Category as part of a visit to SMD’s head office and manufacturing facilities in Wallsend, North East England. The company is one of the world’s […]

23 April 2012

SMD has been honoured with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for its growing presence and success in global markets. This is the second Queen’s Award the company has won in the last two years. In 2011, SMD was presented with the Queen’s Award for Innovation for its work-class remotely […]

29 November 2011

Fugro and Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have developed a high performance, modular jet trenching and mechanical cutting system. The Q1400 system, featured on Stand 11121 at EWEA Offshore, will be available early 2012 for the marine renewable and offshore oil and gas and markets, and will complement the many other specialised services Fugro’s group of […]

27 October 2011 Technology

SMD and Blade Offshore Services (BOS) announce the signature of Heads of Terms for a joint venture. Under the joint venture, expected to be called SMD-BORD, SMD will design and manufacture subsea remote drilling solutions for the marine renewable industry, offering a cost effective alternative to monopile and gravity foundations for wave, tidal and wind […]

20 October 2011

The first ever ‘How to Build a Tidal Array in a Day’ seminar will be held on Tuesday 25th October during the RenewableUK 2011 conference and exhibition in Manchester. And industry delegates are being invited to participate in this unique interactive event to contribute towards making Tidal Energy a commercial reality and meet renewable energy […]

10 June 2011 Business & Finance

SMD has been formally presented with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise by His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent. His Royal Highness presented the Award in the innovation category as part of a visit to SMD’s head office and manufacturing facility in Wallsend, North East England. During the visit His Royal Highness was given […]

6 November 2017 Contracts & Tenders

UK-based fabrication and engineering company Francis Brown has secured a contract with global supplier of subsea equipment SMD for the delivery of cable handling deck equipment.

7 June 2017 Grid Connection, Technology

The Seamole (previously Excalibur), a recently upgraded remotely operated vehicle (ROV), has successfully completed its first round of projects burying offshore power cables for Prysmian Powerlink Services Ltd.

21 February 2017 Technology

Pharos Offshore has recently completed the development and enhancement of a 2,500m rated SMD-built tracked jet trencher, which has subsequently been named the UTV400.

9 May 2016

DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd., a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), has ordered a mechanical cutting boom and associated cable handling system for its tracked trenching vehicle the T3200 from subsea equipment manufacturer SMD. The T3200 offers 3200 horse power of effective trenching power and is currently equipped with an interchangeable jet trenching cassette that […]

29 November 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Crown Estate Creates Offshore Wind Interactive Map The Crown Estate has launched an interactive map that shows the estimated percentage of UK electricity demand being met by offshore wind on an hourly basis. Vibratory Piling Faster and Less Noisy, Tests Show Results of a project testing vibratory method of pile driving have shown the method […]

23 April 2015 Business & Finance

Asset consultants at Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), have been appointed to sell a major subsea asset formerly operated by Reef Subsea UK Ltd, currently in administration. An SMD Heavy Duty Inter Array Flexibles Plough, that has a multi-depth capacity of up to 2.4 metres burial, can handle power cables and flexibles up to 200mm diameter, was delivered in […]

30 October 2014 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

In the North Sea, off the Belgian coast, Alstom has installed its first Haliade turbine within the Belwind facility. Jan De Nul Group earlier installed the rock scour protection around the jacket foundation of the turbine with its Fallpipe Vessel ‘Simon Stevin’. This time, the ‘Simon Stevin’ returned to the wind farm to install a 33kV […]