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SEPTEMBER 2022 – OFFSHORE WIND PIONEERS

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SMD have been involved in offshore wind since the very beginning, developing a range of cable burial tools to safely handle and protect inter array and export cables.

Since the first foray into what was then a fledging industry back in 2002, we estimate that our equipment has now been used to bury around 70% of European offshore wind farm cables.

With eight world firsts under our belt we pride ourselves as pioneers in the subsea engineering space. So when a partnership with a customer leads to successful cable protection in one of the first offshore wind farms in the far east, we can’t help but celebrate

Van Oord’s Dig-It machine has been reliably trenching the inter array cables and its big brother Deep Dig-It has trenched the 3 export cables to some remarkable depths in extremely challenging tidal conditions.  Working in partnership, SMD and Van Oord have re-configured the machines for operating in Taiwan, using each other’s supply chain expertise and reach spread over three continents.

Robert Eddon

Robert Eddon, KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER - OFFSHORE WIND

robert.eddon@smd.co.uk +44 (0) 7801194302

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