SMD is pleased to announce a contract for supply of two complete Quantum XP construction class ROV systems to Hallin Marine. The two high specification systems include Quantum XP 200hp ROVs, Tophat TMSs, umbilical winches and vessel mounted control consoles. A new gantry launcher will also be supplied for launching the systems from dedicated ROV hangers. The gantries, designed and manufactured by SMD, position the ROV/TMS stack far from the vessel edge by utilizing a multistage telescoping action. The low profile, top hung design maximizes the tool skid carrying capacity of the ROV whilst leaving a clear floor area for maintenance.

The Quantum XP is SMD’s flagship construction class ROV, designed to undertake the most demanding construction, IRM and survey tasks. The ROV boasts a multitude of spare high flow hydraulic and Ethernet data channels and includes SMD’s ROV dynamic positioning system – AutoROV ? as standard.

Commenting on the award, Mark Collins, Global ROV Sales Manager at SMD said: “Hallin Marine has been an extremely important long standing customer to SMD. This latest award ? for their ninth and tenth SMD system – demonstrates Hallin’s commitment to SMD’s high quality Work Class vehicles. In addition, the supply of specialist launch equipment further demonstrates Hallin’s confidence in SMD to engineer and deliver a tailored solution when required”.

SMD is one of the world’s leading subsea engineering companies designing and manufacturing Work Class ROVs, trenching systems, subsea mining machines and tidal generation devices. They have a worldwide customer base operating in oil and gas, telecoms, mining, salvage, renewables, defence and scientific markets. SMD has offices in UK, USA and Singapore.

Hallin Marine’s West division’s managing director, Mike Arnold, said: ‘We are pleased to be working with SMD again and we have worked closely with them to arrive at a neat and well engineered solution.

‘Having purchased their Quantums in the past we know they are excellent high performance vehicles that have outstanding reliability, and are more than happy to be using them again.’

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