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1 October 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

Long-standing SMD customer DeepOcean have now received delivery of their 1000hp QTrencher (QT) 1000 and successfully completed a number of projects. The recently upgraded T-3200 heavy duty trenching tractor is set to sit alongside the industry‐leading free flying, jet trenching ROV on DeepOcean’s Havila Phoenix vessel. Paul Davison, SMD’s Deputy MD commented: “We are particularly […]

20 May 2014 R&D

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth is hosting one of the wind industry’s most influential global organisations this week (19-22 May), as the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Wind Executive Committee visits Newcastle. The four day programme includes visits to Narec’s world-class renewable energy testing and demonstration facilities in […]

20 May 2014 Business & Finance

Energi Coast, in conjunction with NOF Energy, Subsea North East and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, showcased the region’s offshore renewables supply chain at an event at the House of Commons. Sponsored by Stockton North MP, Alex Cunningham, members of Parliament representing constituencies from across the country joined representatives from the Energi Coast steering […]

19 November 2013 Business & Finance

MAKE – a leading strategic advisor to the wind power industry – expands its global footprint with the establishment of a Hamburg based branch office. This office will be managed and led by MAKE’s newly appointed Managing Consultant – Jean Huby – former CEO of AREVA Wind and an accomplished expert in the field of […]

16 July 2013 Grid Connection, Technology

Pharos Offshore Group has acquired an SMD built 1200HP cable burial tool. The Universal Trenching Vehicle (UTV 1200) is a unique low and wide Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) specifically designed to bury submarine power cables. Modifications to the 1200HP UTV 1200 are underway. The enhancements will facilitate more effective post lay/installation burial and improve the […]

24 June 2013

The North East LEP and NewcastleGateshead Initiative jointly organised a North Eastern CORE Showcase event which brought together the Ports of Blyth, Sunderland and Tyne, Narec, the National Renewable Energy Centre, and world-leading offshore energy related companies based in the North East, to promote the breadth of expertise in this sector to investors and business […]

16 May 2013

Modus Seabed Intervention, the leading subsea engineering and specialist Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) service provider, has confirmed an investment into a new advanced Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to further enhance its fleet of subsea vehicles. Manufactured by SMD in North East England, the cutting edge 150hp Quasar ROV ordered by Modus will be the first […]

13 February 2013

Any activity underwater and on or under the seabed in the various offshore energy sectors can usually be prefixed by the word “subsea”. Subsea activities began in earnest in the 30’s and 40’s of the last century with the first offshore oil wells. It was, however, the Victorian engineers laying communication cables across the seas and building ports to […]

12 November 2012

Reef Subsea announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power and Umbilical Ltd., with offices in Stockton-on-Tees and Aberdeen, has successfully completed a series of offshore trials on its recently launched Q1000 subsea trenching ROV. The capabilities of both the trencher and its Launch & Recovery System (LARS) have been tested rigorously to prove they […]

18 October 2012

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Cable, has received a newly refurbished DP2 cable laying vessel under a long term charter agreement from the vessel management company Meriaura. The vessel M/V Aura has been refurbished to the exact specifications of NSW and will greatly enhance its ability to install subsea energy cable. […]

5 October 2012 Grid Connection, Technology

Reef Subsea has announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, based in the North-East of England, with offices in Aberdeen, has launched a new innovative subsea Trench ROV in Newcastle upon Tyne. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical’s new Q1000 Jet Trencher was unveiled yesterday (4 October) in front of many clients and […]

10 September 2012 Technology

Reef Subsea announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, has placed an order for a Heavy Duty Cable Plough, which will expand the company’s capabilities and position it as a true leading contractor in subsea trenching and cable installation. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, based in the North-east of England with offices […]

7 August 2012 Grid Connection

In just a few weeks, a remarkable new Fugro trenching system will start its first offshore deployment, working for Centrica on the 270MW, 75-turbine Lincs offshore windfarm. Fugro-Salt Subsea of Aberdeen has already run a series of successful jetting and cutting trials with the first of its state of-the-art Q1400 machines built by Soil Machine […]

29 June 2012 Grid Connection

Fugro Salt Subsea will take delivery of the first of their two “state-of-the-art” High Performance Q1400 Trenching Systems from manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) in June this year. The second system is due for delivery in September 2012. The Q1400 Trenching System will undertake comprehensive offshore acceptance trials in both jetting and chain cutting […]

13 April 2012

More than 60 new jobs are to be created in the North-east of England by Technip Offshore Wind Ltd after the company announced today that it intends to set up a new projects and engineering centre in Newcastle, located at the heart of the region’s emerging renewables hub. The move bolsters Technip’s rapidly-evolving renewable energy […]

29 November 2011

Technip Offshore Wind Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Technip, has reinforced its next generation subsea technology, underpinning its ambitious vision to drive the renewables industry to a new frontier. Technip has harnessed its internationally proven deep-rooted energy sector expertise to breed a new pedigree of cable plough and trencher that feature cutting-edge design and frontline […]

21 October 2011

A&P TYNE is part of a newly-launched North East “Super Group” formed to tell global business just how deep the region’s talent pool is in the growth area of renewable energy. The influential band of companies – united under the name Energi Coast - aim to demonstrate the region’s ability to service the entire needs […]

18 October 2011 Business & Finance

  Reef Subsea AS announced that its new UK subsidiary, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical Ltd. - based in North East England - is able to provide subsea installation and trenching services to its clients in both the Offshore Oil & Gas and Renewables markets. The company has just announced an order for a new […]

7 October 2011

  Following their highly successful seminar with RenewableUK at All Energy 2011 titled "The Tidal Installation Challenge" SMT has assembled a team of renewable energy installation specialists to present a systems level view of tidal array deployment. Industry invited to join major initiative to help enable Tidal Energy to become a commercial reality. The first […]