Tees Components was contracted by Portobello RMF to carry out precision machining work on a submarine rescue system components, sub-assemblies and assemblies to support a Forum Energy Technologies (FET) project commissioned by a navy in the Far East.
Designed and built specifically for the military market, FET’s submarine rescue vehicles are designed to free fly under battery power and are capable of diving to depths of 600 metres, exceeding the survival depth of many full-sized submarines.
Tees Components has now worked with the company on a variety of projects in these fields, including the development of prototypes.
This project required a high degree of expertise from Tees Components’ machinists, as complex fabrications in these materials can often be unpredictable in terms of their movement during and after the machining processes.
The company has been involved in many high-profile complex projects including the Channel Tunnel, the Humber Bridge, and more recently, waterjet Tees White Gill thrusters for RRS Sir David Attenborough, the Astute class of submarines, and prototype development for the offshore wind sector.