SMD is pleased to announce a contract for supplyÂ of two complete Quantum XP construction classÂ ROV systems to Hallin Marine. The two highÂ specification systems include Quantum XP 200hpÂ ROVs, Tophat TMSs, umbilical winches and vesselÂ mounted control consoles. A new gantry launcherÂ will also be supplied for launching the systems fromÂ dedicated ROV hangers. The gantries, designedÂ and manufactured by SMD, position the ROV/TMSÂ stack far from the vessel edge by utilizing aÂ multistage telescoping action. The low profile, topÂ hung design maximizes the tool skid carryingÂ capacity of the ROV whilst leaving a clear floor areaÂ for maintenance.
The Quantum XP is SMDâ€™s flagship construction class ROV, designed to undertake the mostÂ demanding construction, IRM and survey tasks. The ROV boasts a multitude of spare high flowÂ hydraulic and Ethernet data channels and includes SMDâ€™s ROV dynamic positioning system â€“Â AutoROV ? as standard.
Commenting on the award, Mark Collins, Global ROV Sales Manager at SMD said: â€œHallin MarineÂ has been an extremely important long standing customer to SMD. This latest award ? for theirÂ ninth and tenth SMD system â€“ demonstrates Hallinâ€™s commitment to SMDâ€™s high quality WorkÂ Class vehicles. In addition, the supply of specialist launch equipment further demonstratesÂ Hallinâ€™s confidence in SMD to engineer and deliver a tailored solution when requiredâ€.
SMD is one of the worldâ€™s leading subsea engineering companies designing and manufacturingÂ Work Class ROVs, trenching systems, subsea mining machines and tidal generation devices. TheyÂ have a worldwide customer base operating in oil and gas, telecoms, mining, salvage, renewables,Â defence and scientific markets. SMD has offices in UK, USA and Singapore.
Hallin Marineâ€™s West divisionâ€™s managing director, Mike Arnold, said: â€˜We are pleased to beÂ working with SMD again and we have worked closely with them to arrive at a neat and wellÂ engineered solution.
â€˜Having purchased their Quantums in the past we know they are excellent high performanceÂ vehicles that have outstanding reliability, and are more than happy to be using them again.â€™