SMD Curvetech Thrusters for Louis Dreyfus TravOcean Trencher
Curvetech engineers at Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have completed the build and test of range of hydraulic thrusters for French subsea cable installation engineering firm Louis Dreyfus TravOcean.
SMD’s Curvetech HTE_500BA and HTE_430-63 thrusters are destined for use on a large subsea trenching vehicle designed and built by the Marseille-based company.
Paul Davison, managing director Subsea, said: “It’s always great to expand our client base for the Curvetech product range. Curvetech products are well known in the industry for their high-quality and it’s great to be able to support third party original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
“Last year we put a strong emphasis on client support for the Curvetech range. This included updating our website with the latest product range and the addition of downloadable CAD models and manuals so designers can easily access the product range.”
SMD said it has seen an increase in demand from self-builders and third party OEMs using their Curvetech components in the design and build of their own subsea engineering vehicles and equipment.