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Fugro-Rovtech Recieves Seaeye Falcon ROV
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Jul 16, 2007

Seaeye Falcon ROV

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Falcon 100 is one of four Falcon Systems being delivered to Fugro during 2007 by Seaeye, and is part of a total order for 15 ROV Systems to be delivered, to Fugro, this year. The total package being delivered in 2007 includes:

- 4 Seaeye Falcons
- 4 Seaeye Panther Plus Work ROVs
- 4 Seaeye Cougar XTs Compact Work ROVs
- 2 Seaeye Tigers Observation ROVs
- 1 Seaeye Lynx Inspection ROVs

Delivery of the one hundredth Falcon ROV marks another page in the success story of this small, portable, highly manoeuvrable yet powerful and multi-purpose design of ROV that has far exceeded Saab Seaeye’s own expectations. Originally introduced for coastal and inshore work, its success has come from the imaginative way operators, like Fugro-Rovtech, have exploited the potential of the concept that can hold station in the strong cross-currents, such as those experienced in the Southern North Sea, and which can offer a quick change of role using bolt-on modules.

The range of possible uses for this compact system is now quite vast, Fugro-Rovtech for instance, will use their Falcons for jack-up drill support operations − in particular monitoring open-hole drilling and end of well surveys using sonar and video to ensure a clear seabed at the end of the drilling operation. The Falcons will also operate from semi-submersible drilling rigs, providing close-work support to the larger work-class ROV.

Saab has acquired Seaeye to broaden its product portfolio and strengthening its position in the underwater area at the same time as it brings a strong international market position within offshore and adds new possibilities within maritime security.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

Chris Tarmey
CEO, Saab Seaeye Ltd.
P: +44 (0) 1329 289000

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