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SMD win China Offshore Oil Engineering (COOEC) contract for two ROVs

30th September 2008 - 01:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


SMD have been awarded a contract to supply two 1000m rated work class ROVs to Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd. of China (COOEC).  Two 150HP Quantum units will be supplied, each complete with launch & recovery system, control cabin and workshop cabin all designed and built by SMD.  This contract award reinforces COOEC’s confidence in the ability of SMD to supply and support advanced ROV systems. 

Commenting on the award, Michael Jones, Sales Director at SMD said “We are delighted to be continuing our long relationship with COOEC to double their existing fleet of SMD supplied work class ROVs. Through this we will assist COOEC with their stated aim of becoming an internationally competitive and influential specialised engineering company in the energy industry. It also further strengthens our strong position in the supply of Work Class ROVs and other subsea vehicles to the offshore market in the Asia Pacific Region”.
The 150hp SMD Quantum is a powerful construction class Work Class ROV and is part of the comprehensive range of SMD Q-series ROVs.
SMD is one of the world’s leading subsea engineering companies designing and manufacturing ROVs, trenching systems, Curvetech™ components and special projects. They have a worldwide customer base operating in markets in oil and gas, telecoms, mining, salvage, military and scientific research.
Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. is an affiliate company of the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) listed in the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Employing more than 3000 people, it is a high-tech enterprise based in the Tianjin High-Tech Industry Park, with a Grade-A Certificate for engineering design and a first-class enterprise in project construction.
The equipment will be supported by SMD's exclusive agent in China, Bluewhale Offshore Engineering Co Ltd.  Through their expertise with ROVs and offshore projects they are able to provide comprehensive support to SMD's growing Chinese customer base.

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