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SMD Services Deliver Refurbished Quasar WROV

Posted on 09 September 2019

SMD Services Deliver Refurbished Quasar WROV

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd are pleased to announce that their Services business have delivered a refurbished Quasar MkII Work Class ROV system (WROV), Tophat Tether Management System (TMS) and associated deck equipment to Film-Ocean Ltd.

First sold in 2012 for use in the oil and gas market, this 3000m Quasar WROV has carried out multiple campaigns of work for its previous owner.

SMD Services purchased this system for resale and have since refurbished the system; changing out now obsolete components and upgrading the hydraulics, enabling the system to operate as new 7 years after it was first delivered.

Liam Forbes, Head of Delivery for SMD Services commented “This has been a fantastic project to work on. By working closely with our new customer Film-Ocean, we have delivered a refurbished asset that will serve their operational needs for some time to come.

“SMD Services are providing a new level of support which helps industry owners and operators to optimise their operational costs. By offering an extensive technical support and refurbishment service we are enabling them to maximise the lifetime and financial return on their subsea assets.”

Mike Mackie, Film Ocean’s Operations Manager said “We have been working closely with SMD on this project for some time now. The Quasar MKII is a highly capable system and its introduction to our business further enhances our existing fleet and enables us to provide a wider range of services to better serve our customer’s requirements. In addition we have included a high specification Survey package and upgraded the entire system to Panolin Greenmarine environmentally friendly oils. We look forward to build on the excellent working relationship we have established with SMD”

SMD Services works closely with clients to ensure maximum performance from their assets. The SMD Services business, established in 2016 supports customers through the full life cycle of any subsea asset. In addition, SMD Services provides 24/7 operational and engineering support, spares support, asset support, life extension, repurposing and OEM training.