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16 November 2001
PREVIEW SEAEYE'S NEW ROV
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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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
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
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.