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Complete range of towed burial systems

For subsea operations

SMD engineered the world’s first subsea plough, and we have been developing and improving our range ever since. Our towed systems are designed to bury subsea telecommunication and power cables up to 350mm diameter and pipelines up to 1500mm diameter.

Available systems include the multi-depth plough (MD3), heavy duty plough (HD3) and multi-pass plough (MP) systems, supplied with tow load capability of 80Te, 120Te, 150Te, 250Te and 350Te.

SMD smart ploughs (MD3, HD3 and UD4) all feature powered steering and variable depth control to maximise cable protection. All smart ploughs have optional jetting to transform progress rates in dense sands.

Our innovative pre-lay plough is supplied with a number of configurations for boulder clearing, trenching and/or backfill. Available with variable tow loads, this one plough can be set up to carry out any combination of these processes making it exceptionally cost and time efficient.

  • Tow loads ranging from 80 to 350Te
  • Operating depths up to 1000m
  • Variable depth control to maximise cable protection
  • Optional jetting to increase track speed in sands
  • 350-1500mm pipe and cable burial possible

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