ERDF – Enterprise Ireland Partnership

SeaQuest Systems are currently implementing a comprehensive development plan which includes additional capital equipment.

These additional assets will increase our machining capabilities, reducing lead times for our ever increasing customer orders and also improve our offering to existing customers and attract interest from potential partners.

Capital initiatives in this company are co-founded by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Ireland under the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.

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Western Chieftain

We would like to congratulate the Doherty family and crew on the delivery of their new  vessel, MFV Western Chieftain to Killybegs this week.

We were delighted to be selected as the suppliers of the FWD & Powerblock cranes, along with our rennown fish pumping packages.

Specifications of SeaQuest Equipment as below

SeaQuest Knuckleboom Crane
SWL 4t @ 13mtr
Stainless Steel Hyd. Pipe and Fittings
Stainless Steel Cylinder Rods
SeaQuest Radio Control System
SeaQuest Powerblock Crane
SWL 4t @ 10.2mtr
Stainless Steel Hyd. Pipe and Fittings
Stainless Steel Cylinder Rods
SeaQuest Radio Control System
Endless rotation on Powerblock arm

SeaQuest 16″ Thru-Flo Fish Hose Reel

Driven with pinon wheels and ring gear
SeaQuest 16″ Stainless Steel Fish Hose Swivels

SeaQuest HHR2-BR Hyd. Hose Reel
Driven by SeaQuest design gearbox

SeaQuest 16″ Fish Pump

SeaQuest Control Valve Stations
SeaQuest Control Valve Stations fabricated from marine grade stainless steel, all  internal valves are blasted, metalised and painted to prevent corrosion
All hydraulic pipework and fittings are stainless steel
SeaQuest radio controls for operation of the hose reels and davitt arm for the lifting  of the fish pump, all radio controlsare laid out with the same arrangement, so if your  unlucky enough to damage one, the control can be borrowed from another area  on-board by swapping out the coded key to another transmitter, and carry-on as normal

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New Seaquest Systems Building Progress

02.10.13 Blasting Building & Paint Shop

16.09.13 Concrete Floor Fabrication Shop

09.09.13 Stores Blockwork

09.09.13 Blasting Shed Steelwork

12.08.13 Installation of Overhead Cranes

15.07.13 First of the Steel Cladding

09.07.13 First from the Inside

01.07.13 Entrance Steel Work

03.06.13 Starting to show the size

30.05.13 Making a start on the steel

SeaQuest Site Progression

SeaQuest Site Progression


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F/V Grateful

SeaQuest Systems would like to thank Karstensens Skibsvaerft and the Whyte family for their recent order of equipment for the new pelagic trawler FV Grateful, #435 which will be delivered in July 2017

The significant order includes 24in fish pumps, and cranes for what is sure to be a fantastic boat.

While we have supplied fish pumps and other equipment for many years to the shipyard, this is the first time we have received an order for the cranes, and we hope this will be the first of many repeat orders.

Both aft cranes will be mounted on the gantry, and have a capacity of 4t at 14m in addition to a powerblock being fitted. There is endless rotation on the powerblocks, which is something the crew will find very handy when they are working with any twists in the gear.

In addition, the crane sections will be custom-built to suit the boat, to give the best possible functionality for the crew.

The forward crane will have a lifting & reach capacity of 4t at 18m, with a 2nd smaller winch also fitted.

Standard specification on the cranes includes stainless steel cylinder rods, hinge pins, hydraulic tubing, hydraulic fittings, and hose ends. , and all steelwork is sandblasted & metalised before it’s painted, including the cylinder tubes, slew drives, and hydraulic valves.

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2012 at SeaQuest Systems

Due to the expansion and growth of the company in 2011 in many areas of our markets such as Russia, China, and also closer to home in Ireland, Norway, Iceland etc., it was decided to change the name of the company from Fluid Controls (Irl) Ltd to SeaQuest Systems.

2012 is proving to be no different, many new projects are under way at present, some already nearing completion, we have already traveled to Holland, Norway, England and also South Korea.

Earlier in the year, it was requested that managing director Bert Leslie and Neil Leslie traveled to South Korea for an inspection of hydraulic equipment on board a vessel there. And has now been requested to oversee the complete repairs required.

Also in production here in Killybegs, are two deck cranes for one of our customers in Holland, the bases have already been delivered and the main sections are to be delivered in the coming months. Machining of one of the bases can be seen attached. Both cranes are to be certified by Llyods, before installation.

A 40t Anchor Winch is nearing completion for our agents in Norway, like with the cranes, these will be certified but with DNV.

Soon to be added to production will be some 90t Trawl Winches, these are still in the design stages but are to be delivered later this year.

Last week 2 of our engineers traveled to England to commision a new hose reel designed for pumping water before the laying of electrical cable for an offshore wind farm. The hose reel was almost 4m in height and the drum 3.7m in diameter.

SeaQuest Systems has also seen the sales we have now become accustomed to for our fish pumps but now has been directed more & more towards the new 24″ Fish Pump.

We are also in the final stages of becoming ISO certified and are planning to be fully certified by June 2012.

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