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Launch and recovery solutions

A full turnkey solution

SMD bring years of knowledge and experience to the design and manufacture of Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) to offer a range of complete turnkey launch systems specifically designed for handling for work class ROVs, trenching and mining systems.

Our standard LARS are manufactured to interface with SMD’s range of vehicles, minimising deck space to form a complete vehicle handling system but can be easily interfaced to other OEM vehicles.

Designed for maximum reliability, all LARS systems are available with DNV or Lloyds Design Approval as standard and can be load tested at our in-house production facility according to both standards and IMCA if required.

We perform full system electrical stack up tests and can carry out umbilical wind on under back tensions of up to 12Te and mechanical termination of the bullet to ensure maximum performance in field.



SMD have the largest range of A-frames you will find from any OEM on the market. We supply both wide angle and narrow angle A-frames for integration with subsea systems such as ROV, Trenching and Plough Systems. Please get in touch to discuss any bespoke requirements you might have.



We offer a wide selection of both lifting umbilical winches and tow winches, suitable for launch and recovery of subsea equipment such as work class ROVs and cable burial ploughs. As well as hydraulic winch systems we can also supply bespoke electric winch solutions.

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Matthew Woodward, Business Development Manager +44 (0) 7794901896