April 2016: SMD have acquired a Heavy Duty Multi-Depth Plough HD-200 which is now available for sale or lease. This is one of the first offerings of SMD’s new Services division which is focused on making it easier for customers to purchase, own, maintain, upgrade and repurpose SMD assets.
The HD-200 is a 1500m rated plough with 300kW jetting, surface control system and umbilical winch, cable and spares.
The equipment was delivered in 2013 and put immediately into service, completing a long ploughing campaign on the Polar Prince, at the Gwynt y MÙr wind farm for RWE Innogy. The equipment was then de-mobilised in early 2015 and is currently at SMD Works in Wallsend, UK.
The asset has understandable wear to the ground engaging parts. The control system, umbilical winch and cable are in excellent condition. The plough is available in its original configuration needing only minor refurbishment for as-new condition.
Options are available to re-purpose the plough for suitability to the submarine telecommunication cable market, and also for protection of medium to large size power cables. Support from SMD is experienced six man operating crew is also available.
The equipment will be supplied after a full workshop test program and with SMD is Original Equipment Manufacturers warranty. A full spares package is included.
The equipment is available for outright purchase, or for lease with an option for outright purchase, and is available ex-works Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Re-purpose options have a delivery time 12 to 26 weeks depending on final specifications. Lead time on the refurbishment only option is 6 weeks.