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• Preview Seaeye's New ROV
16 November 2001
 
• Seaeye Surveyor Plus - new pictures
12 November 2001
 
• Seaeye Tiger clocks 10,000 hours as ROVTECH take delivery of 11th system
5 September 2001
 
• Seaeye Lynx - A new standard ROV for Stolt Offshore
16 May 2001
 
• MacArtney & Seaeye, Cooperation
2 April 2001
 
• Seaeye's for Subco Ltd
13 March 2001

What's New At Saab Seaeye (2001)
 

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16 November 2001

PREVIEW SEAEYE'S NEW ROV


Seaeye Falcon

The coastal and inshore market has been largely ignored by the world's major ROV manufacturing companies who service the offshore oil and gas, military and telecommunications markets with increasing capable and technologically advanced systems.

At last, Seaeye Marine are redressing the balance with the introduction of Seaeye Falcon, an ROV that incorporates their proven offshore technology with innovations never before seen on portable open frame systems.

New magnetically coupled brushless DC thrusters and a distributed intelligence control system with self diagnostics have been developed for Seaeye Falcon and incorporated into a light weight frame that takes its design cues from the Seaeye Tiger and Seaeye Lynx. New composite materials have been used for the first time in the core lift frame to reduce weight by more than 50 per cent.

The vectored thruster configuration achieves a 1:1 power to weight ratio with 50 kilos of thrust from a vehicle that only weighs 50 kilos. Seaeye Falcon has a payload of 12 kilos and only draws 2.5 kva at full power.

This system is available for delivery early in 2002. Advance information can be viewed here.

Ian Blamire
Managing Director
Seaeye Marine


12 November 2001

SEAEYE SURVEYOR PLUS

We have just posted new pictures of Seaeye Surveyor Plus and a pdf file that you can view and download at our web site by clicking here.

The Seaeye Tiger and Seaeye Lynx pdfs have also been updated with minor corrections.

Watch this space for Seaeye Falcon news coming shortly. Seaeye's first portable, open frame ROV for coastal and inshore use.

I am looking for good operational pictures of Seaeye ROVs - your contributions would be most welcome. Email and see your ROV on our site. Acknowledgement will be given with a link to your site should you wish it.

Chris Tarmey
CEO


5 September 2001

SEAEYE TIGER CLOCKS 10,000 HOURS AS ROVTECH TAKE DELIVERY OF 11th SEAEYE SYSTEM

Aberdeen based ROV company ROVTECH, today announced that one of their Seaeye Tigers has achieved 2,632 hours of underwater operational time since January and over 10,000 hours since they took delivery of this system 2 years ago. 'This ROV is on contract to Coflexip Stena Offshore onboard the CSO Alliance in support of the Texaco/Hess/Talisman tripartite inspection agreement. This year the system has only been on downtime for repair and maintenance for 15 hours' said Gordon Kennedy, ROVTECH's Project Manager. 'This remarkable reliability and the satisfaction of our customers with the performance of the Tiger confirms our commitment to Seaeye ROVs and the decision to add another to our expanding fleet,' he added.

 
ROVTECH's Seaeye Tiger - Serial Number 26   Type 5 TMS - Serial Number 3

This month Seaeye Marine has delivered another Seaeye Tiger system to ROVTECH together with the new Seaeye Type 5 TMS which features a variable height garage opening, winch and slip ring mechanism and a 240 metre ROV excursion capability. This TMS was first developed for the Seaeye Lynx ROVs delivered to Stolt Offshore earlier this year for whom it has proved extremely reliable and easy to operate and service. It is available as an alternative to the Seaeye bale arm TMS systems for all Seaeye ROVs.

To date, Seaeye Marine has delivered 26 Seaeye Tiger systems worldwide with two more in production. ROVTECH own and operate 6 Seaeye Tigers, 1 Seaeye Puma, 2 Seaeye Panthers and 2 Seaeye 600DT systems.

To discover more about the Seaeye Tiger or download the new brochure, visit the new web page or call Ken Cast on +44 1329 289 000.


16 May 2001

SEAEYE LYNX - A NEW STANDARD ROV FOR STOLT OFFSHORE

As part of an ongoing asset improvement programme Stolt Offshore have selected Seaeye Marine to provide their new standard inspection ROV. The system, designed to a Stolt Offshore specification, is the Seaeye Lynx. The system is depth rated to 1500 metres and can be fitted with various tooling skids including a manipulator and a flooded member detection skid.

Click here to view Seaeye Lynx page

Two systems are to be delivered in May each with Seaeye's new 250 metre excursion TMS and gravity based launch and recovery system. Workshop and zone 2 rated control containers will also be provided to complete the package and provide Seaeye with their largest single order for ROV systems to date.

Seaeye Lynx is a derivative of the Seaeye Puma in an enlarged frame that provides improved water flow through the vectored thrusters and performance to match the smaller and lighter Seaeye Tiger observation ROV. The two vertical thrusters have been repositioned to achieve greater dive and surface speed.

   

All Seaeye ROVs feature brushless DC thrusters, which, apart from having the greatest power density, have integrated drive electronics with velocity feedback for precise and rapid thrust control. These thrusters are interfaced to a fast PID control system along with a solid-state rate gyro for enhanced azimuth stability. These essential building blocks enable Seaeye Marine to provide superior control and response from their powerful ROVs, setting them apart from the competition.

'We are extremely proud to have won the competition to design and build a standard inspection ROV for Stolt Offshore' said Ian Blamire, MD of Seaeye 'The Lynx is the highest specification system that we have built so far and sets a new standard in electrically powered ROVs'


2 April 2001

MACARTNEY AND SEAEYE, COOPERATION

Seaeye Marine and the MacArtney Underwater Technology Group are pleased to announce an exclusive agreement covering the sale and service of Seaeye products by the MacArtney Group in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France and the United States. The agreement covers all Seaeye products.

The MacArtney Group has over 25 years of experience supporting the ROV and ROTV markets internationally with fully trained technical and system engineering staff, extensive testing facilities and a broad range of ancillary equipment. This includes cameras, sonars, cable systems, cable handling systems, fibre optic telemetry systems etc.

In a joint statement Chris Tarmey, CEO of Seaeye, and Niels Erik Hedeager, CEO of the MacArtney Group emphasized the importance of international service, joint product development and complete system solutions. " We will use our combined resources to ensure our customer base receive the best product for their requirements as well as local after sales service and support of these products".

For More information about MacArtney visit www.macartney.com


13 March 2001

SEAEYE'S FOR SUBCO LTD


Seaeye Surveyor Plus

Seaeye Marine are pleased to announce a significant contract with Subco Underwater Equipment Limited of Lowestoft, England, for the supply of three complete Seaeye ROV systems that are to be ready for operations in April this year.

Two, 1000 metre rated Seaeye Tiger systems and a Seaeye Surveyor Plus system will be provided. Subco will be making these systems available for rental from their Lowestoft base immediately following delivery.

One Tiger system and the Surveyor Plus will be configured for free swimming operations, whilst the second 1000 metre Tiger will be equipped with a 200 metre excursion TMS, gravity based LARS skid and full zone II DNV classification making this the most highly specified Tiger system yet produced by Seaeye Marine.

'Before making our decision to buy Seaeye ROVs we carried out a detailed evaluation of the various alternatives available on the market today. This included discussions with existing Seaeye operators, our potential customers and pilots who have flown the options that were available to us,' said Chris Kemp, Managing Director of Subco. 'We chose Seaeye's on the basis of their market leading performance and reliability and their long track record of successful operation'.

All Seaeye ROVs feature brushless DC thrusters, which, apart from having the greatest power density, have integrated drive electronics with velocity feedback for precise and rapid thrust control. These thrusters are interfaced to a fast PID control system along with a solid-state rate gyro for enhanced azimuth stability. These essential building blocks enable Seaeye Marine to provide superior control and response from their powerful ROVs, setting them apart from the competition.