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The most advanced pipe trenching technology in the world

Building on SMD’s reputation for the continuous development of plough technology, the Variable Multipass Plough range introduces further improvements and optimisation of the well proven SMD multipass pipe plough.

These models offer enhanced variable multipass capability, allowing the operator to remotely adjust the depth during trenching.

Advances in design including jetting, fore cutters, Hi-Tow points and the active share track, making the VMP range the most advanced pipe trenching technology in the world.

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vmp plough ctl

continuous tow load

vmp 250 1460mm

Maximum product diameter

vmp 250 2m

maximum trench depth capability

lightweight cable plough dvecs

control system

Designed for Maximum Performance

The VMP range is available with 250Te or 350Te bollard pull from a 100Te to 200Te plough. It can also be supplied with air tank buoyancy for minimum ground pressure and as with any of our assets, SMD can provide a turnkey burial solution including in-house designed high sea state LARS, tow winch and umbilical system.


  • Oil and gas
  • Telecoms
  • Renewables
  • Cable maintenance


Length: 18.5m to 21.4m
Width: 9.8m to 11.75m
Height: 8.5m to 9.65m


140Te to 180Te


Up to 1460mm


Available up to Sea State 5

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