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Subsea Innovation Successfully Delivers Launch and Recovery Systems with winches to SMD

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Subsea Innovation, one of the world’s leading subsea equipment suppliers, is pleased to announce that it has completed the design and manufacture of two of its Launch & Recovery Systems (LARS) for SMD in Newcastle.

These are the first systems that Subsea Innovation have produced for SMD, the world leading designer and manufacturer of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV’s), who have recently been acquired by Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co Ltd.

These systems are currently on their way to China where they will be commissioned immediately for active service.  The model of Launch & Recovery System that has been delivered is a HF-135 Mk. III, which has been designed for a Safe Working Load of 15 tonnes has been supplied complete with a hydraulic umbilical winch.  This is a great achievement in delivery a fully integrated system which adds further proven experience to Subsea Innovations track record.

Already a major player in the manufacture of LARS as well as Tether Management Systems (TMS), Subsea Sealing Systems, Pipeline Repair Systems and Waterstop Seals, Subsea Innovation has recently rolled out the offering of refurbishment services to clients on a variety of LARS and TMS’s manufactured by themselves of others. 

The company recently passed a significant milestone when it confirmed that it has now delivered over 100 Launch and Recovery Systems to major offshore operators across the globe. This success stems from over 25 years of industry experience, formerly as Tekmar Subsea Ltd, rebranding to Subsea Innovation in 2012 on the sale of a sister company. The opening of the company’s newly built 40,000sq ft. headquarters in September 2014 means Subsea Innovation can now design, build, overhaul and test larger systems with greater efficiency.

Martin Moon, Managing Director at Subsea Innovation comments on the recent achievements, “I am delighted to be supplying a major company such as SMD with these LARS and look forward to a working with them in the future.  Passing the build of 100 systems is a great achievement and testament to the hard work and commitment put in by the team at Darlington.”

In September 2014 the company moved into their newly built 40,000ft2 facility and the additional floor space, operating height 50t of cranes and a fully functional test pit of 4.5m in depth, capable of seeing pull forces of over 100t has been utilised to the full.