New Electric Work Class ROV Sets New Standards in Full Power Testing

(Image credit: SMD)

Global subsea engineering and technology company, SMD, is excited to announce the successful full-power testing of its electric work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Quantum EV.

Demonstrating capabilities in speed, maneuverability and bollard pull, the Quantum EV sets a new benchmark in subsea technology and aims to facilitate the growth of the USA’s $45 billion renewable energy market.

SMD anticipates the Quantum EV to support underwater operations globally and has already sold the first to Luxembourg-based marine contractor, Jan De Nul Group.

The news comes days before the internationally renowned Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas.

Discussing the results, SMD’s Business Development Manager, John McCann, said: “We are delighted to share the success of the Quantum EV’s full-power testing, which demonstrates our relentless pursuit of engineering excellence.

“With the White House aiming for 80 percent renewable energy generation by 2030, we have noticed a distinct upward trend in the growth of America’s clean energy market. At SMD, we feel confident that our technology will facilitate this crucial transition.”

Image2 Quantum EV with Team

Quantum EV with Team. (Image credit: SMD)

Mr. McCann continued: “During rigorous testing, the Quantum EV reached a top forward speed of 4.5 knots and a top lateral speed of 3.5 knots. Significantly higher than current industry standards, this enables rapid and precise operations in challenging subsea environments.

“As well as operating efficiently in currents up to 3 knots, the Quantum EV also achieved a bollard pull of 1,400 kg. This exceptional strength makes the ROV perfectly suited for handling heavy loads and overcoming adverse underwater conditions, ensuring operational reliability and safety across numerous industries.”

These enhancements in speed and power will enable clients to complete tasks more efficiently, saving time and resources while increasing operational scope.

Mark Collins, Innovation Director at SMD, added: “At SMD, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of subsea technology. The Quantum EV is a testament to our commitment to innovation, and we look forward to seeing it transform subsea operations globally.”

Mark Collins will be attending OTC in Houston, Texas. To arrange a chat about the company’s latest innovations, please feel free to get in touch. To find out how SMD’s Quantum EV could improve your operation, please visit:

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