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Launch and recovery systems (LARS)

and cable handling solutions

SMD’s track record in deck equipment has been developed by addressing the needs and encompassing the knowledge of our subsea business, which has been at the cutting edge of the industry for over 40 years.

Our range of equipment can be designed, manufactured and tested as a fully integrated turnkey solution with any SMD vehicle, or supplied as a standalone system for seamless integration with other OEM equipment.

Our expertise and extensive experience in subsea systems and cable handling means that we are able to look at our range of existing solutions and adapt our technology to meet the needs of a particular project or vessel configuration.

SMD’s in-house engineering capability, manufacture and testing facilities ensure the quality and reliability of our equipment, whether a standard system or a bespoke project, and our through-life support provides assurance during vessel integration, sea trials and beyond.

We can supply deck equipment to accompany any SMD vehicle, and we also take orders for individual parts and standalone systems.

  • More than 400 LARS operational worldwide
  • Cable handling equipment tailored for your vessel layout
  • Designed, manufactured and tested by SMD
  • Bespoke handling solutions for your project requirements
  • Seamless integration with other OEM equipment

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