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May 19, 2014

SMD's 2013 Work Class ROV Range

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SMD has been a leading manufacturer of subsea robotic systems since the 1980s and is well known for producing the world’s most successful trenching machines. In 2003, SMD started manufacturing work class ROVs. This part of the business has grown steadily, and, today SMD is one of theworld’s largest producers of work class ROVs. SMD’s ROV division operates from a modern facility named 'i19' in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. ROV sales personnel, project managers, engineers, and technicians are alllocated within the facility, and the company has the ability to manufacture up to 48 work class ROV systems per year. SMD also has offices in Houston, Singapore and Macaé. SMD introduced the original Q-Series range of work class ROVs in 2005. The range consisted of three vehicles— Quantum construction class, Quasar general purpose class, and Quasar Compact lightweight work class. Through market trends and customer feedback, SMD undertook its first range refresh in 2009.

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