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March 27th 2014

Tharsus Engineering is applying its technical fabrication specialism to support the development and manufacture of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for the offshore energy industry.

Tharsus supports SMD with ROV Chassis production

The Blyth-based company is working with one of the world’s leading remote intervention equipment manufacturer, SMD, to produce aluminium chassis for a range of three Work-Class ROVs.

SMD’s WROVs, which are utilised in the offshore oil & gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications industries, are highly-regarded across the globe for delivering technology-led solutions to meet the requirements of these sectors, which operates in hazardous environments.

The two companies have worked together for around five years with Tharsus Engineering producing fabricated guards for SMD’s subsea trenching vehicles and aluminium and stainless steel ROV components before embarking on the chassis project.

Tharsus Engineering is hoping to fabricate around 24 ROV chassis a year for SMD’s Centurion, Quasar and Quantum WROV models at its facility in Spencer Road, Blyth.

To deliver the complex aluminium chassis structures, which can measure up to three metres long, two metres wide and two metres high, Tharsus invested in new equipment and processes at its production facility. In addition, it increased the portfolio of qualifications held by its professional welders…. Read More

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