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Project Overview – New Product Development

We worked on several innovative and fully bespoke product development projects within the Renewables, Trenching and Subsea Mining divisions of this internationally successful company.

The Renewables projects each involved delivering a FEED study for various innovative subsea  renewables installations, covering the full range of product development activities, including idea generation, concept design, detail design, stress analysis, engineering drawing, prototyping, testing, project management and costing.  Several of these went on to working prototype and full commercialisation phase.

Trenching projects involved similar activities on commercial subsea crawler remote operated vehicles. We worked on several complex bespoke sub systems of the vehicles, such as hydraulics, structural elements, cable laying sub assemblies, electronic systems, drivetrain and hydraulic power units etc.

Working within the subsea mining division also involved the full range of product development activities, again working on several complex bespoke sub systems of the vehicle.

All work was carried out while integrating into the project teams at senior engineer level, often also checking and approving the designs and calculations of other engineers.

Project values ranged from several £100K up to several £million.

All pictures in this article used by kind permission of SMD Ltd.

Customer Profile

Large North-east based leading supplier of high value bespoke subsea equipment.

Company Size: Medium to Large
Product Complexity: Very High
Product Value: High
Production Volumes: Bespoke to Low

Kevin worked with SMD at a senior engineer level on several new product development projects within the Trenching, Renewables and Subsea Mining Divisions.

He is extremely innovative, technically proficient and diligent, and therefore adds significant value to any given project. I would have no hesitation in engaging him again or recommending him to others

Subsea Renewables, Trenching and Mining, Former Chief Engineer