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  • 10 April 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

      SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software technology for unmanned systems and Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD), world leading manufacturer of remote intervention equipment, have  announced their latest plans as part of their on-going technology partnership. SeeByte and SMD plan to integrate a smart software tool for dynamic positioning and real-time monitoring of […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Wallsend-based manufacturer of subsea vehicle systems, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has been acquired by Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co, a subsidiary of Chinese company CSR Corporation. The Hong Kong-listed company has bought SMD from Inflexion Private Equity and SMD’S management team for, according to reports, £120 million. Inflexion Private Equity, the mid-market private equity investor, acquired […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    COOEC Subsea Technology, China’s offshore engineering construction company, has taken delivery of three SMD’s Quantum Work Class ROV (WROV) systems. SMD was awarded contracts to supply COOEC with three Quantum MkIII 3000m rated WROV systems in the first quarter of 2015. The orders include one 12Te and two 15Te launch and recovery systems, SMD DVECS-S control […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Zhuzhou China South Rail Times Electric Co. (CSR Times Electric), Ltd., a subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR), has completed a £130m formal acquisition of the UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products, Specialist Machine Developments (SMD). Liu Hualong, the president of CSR commented: “SMD is a global leader in its sector that brings with it deep expertise […]

  • 30 May 2019

    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 […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Equipment

    SMD delivered three Quantum Work Class ROV (WROV) systems to China’s offshore engineering construction company, COOEC Subsea Technology Co Ltd. SMD were awarded contracts to supply COOEC with three Quantum MkIII 3000m rated WROV systems in the first quarter of 2015. The orders include one 12Te and two 15Te launch and recovery systems, SMD DVECS-S control […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Equipment

    Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has delivered a 2400hp Cable Burial Tractor (CBT2400) to Boskalis. The CBT2400 and associated deck equipment were mobilized directly onto Boskalis’ specialist cable lay vessel, the Ndeavor from the Swan Hunter quayside access point adjacent to SMD’s production facility. The tractor will be operated by Boskalis and specialist trenching contractor, Canyon […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 June 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    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 […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Shanghai Salvage Company (also known as China Offshore Engineering Shanghai) has signed an order with SMD for a Quasar MKII 6000m remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2017, the system should include a full suite of equipment suitable for both deep sea salvage and oil and gas operations. “We are delighted […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric, a subsidiary of Chinese CSR Corporation, has acquired Specialist Machine Developments (SMD). SMD has announced that the company signed a sale and purchase agreement with Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co. for the sale of the entire share capital of the SMD group. Andrew Hodgson, CEO of SMD, said: “Becoming part of […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software technology for unmanned systems, and Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote intervention equipment, have announced their intention to enter a partnership commencing in early 2012. SeeByte and SMD will work together to develop advanced control algorithms for remotely operated vehicle […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) today signed a contract with Van Oord for the manufacture and delivery of a QTrencher 1600. Scheduled for delivery in Q1 2018, the high power trenching machine will be supplied with an SMD designed umbilical winch, along with jetting and mechanical cutting tools to tackle a wide range of seabed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has signed a contract with Consolidated Contractors Company (Underwater Engineering) 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. The trencher is due for delivery to Abu Dhabi in 2018, […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    SeeByte,a company focused on creating smart software technology for unmanned systems, and Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD), a manufacturer of remote intervention equipment, have announced their intention to enter a partnership commencing in early 2012. SeeByte and SMD will work together to develop advanced control algorithms for remotely operated vehicle systems, building on SMD’s experience […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      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 […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has announced the loss of 70 to 80 jobs across the business due to decline in demand within the offshore renewables, and oil and gas markets. 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    SMD has announced its participation on this year’s Subsea Power Cables conference on the 25th and 26th of April at London’s Royal Garden Hotel. Paul Davison, SMD’s trenching business stream manager will be speaking on the advantages and disadvantages of technologies available for cable protection. Managing Director Mike Jones will be joining the panel to […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Equipment, Project & Tenders

    SMD announced a contract award with KT Submarine for a QT1000 high powered cable installation and maintenance ROV. The 2000m rated ROV embraces the latest technologies in jet trenching and ROV design with 1000hp of total installed power and 940hp of variable jetting power. The QT1000 is capable of trenching rigid products, power cables and […]

  • 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 […]