The patent pending SMD QCollector (QC) range has been designed for the purpose of collecting polymetallic nodules in deep water. The range is available in a variety of sizes to suit vessel and client requirements.
Designed with a least impact philosophy at its core, the resultant technique and process form a unique, energy efficient solution that minimises any impact on both the seabed and surrounding environment.
SMD can supply the umbilical system and launch and recovery equipment associated with the QC vehicle. SMD can also offer, with a consortium, a full nodule collection turnkey solution from seabed to surface, if required.