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Saab Seaeye receives Falcon order
Saab Seaeye has received an order for a second Falcon ROV from Australia-based Huon Aquaculture, the company announced on 17 August.
Huon will deploy the ROV for aquaculture operations at its fresh salmon farms, to inspect nets, rigging and moorings in its aquaculture pens.
In its latest iteration, the Falcon ROV has been enhanced by the addition of Saab Seaeye's iCON behaviour-based intelligent control architecture. For operators such as Huon, this resource enables the option of intelligent station-keeping and precise positioning to reduce operator workload.
Falcon, powered by five powerful thrusters, uses an intelligent distributed control system. Its design allows a wide range of equipment to be interchanged for different tasks.
Shea Cameron, subsea manager, Huon, said: ‘We like the low height of the machine because we can deploy it sideways between a walkway and the net. The SIMCT thrusters are also ideal for aquaculture use with no shaft seals to service or inspect.
‘None of the other machines we own at the moment have this advantage. We also like the ease of servicing the machine so feel comfortable ordering a new one with iCON that is compatible with our current machine.’
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