SMD expands operations at Port of TyneCompany News // August 2, 2017
Soil Machine Dynamics is relocating its servicing operations to Port of Tyne’s Tyne Dock estate in South Shields.
SMD’s head office and heavy production facility will remain in Wallsend and the company will continue to manufacture ROVs at the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate in North Shields.
Servicing, maintenance and training operations will transfer to the new facility at the Port of Tyne.
The firm will occupy a 23,000ft2 unit at Tyne Dock, which has been modified to offer bespoke accommodation for SMD.
Inside, the company will carry out repairs and upgrades, and will offer training via state-of-the-art simulation technology designed to mimic sea conditions.
With an eaves height of up to 8.1m, SMD has space for large-scale equipment and benefits from a large, secure storage yard, dedicated parking and high-speed fibre optic data lines to ensure it can stay in constant communication with clients across the globe.