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13 December 2002
NEW STUFF ON THE WEB SITE
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New pictures of a Seaeye Lynx inspecting a satellite
template on the Vigdis field have been added for which we
thank Stolt Offshore who used a digital camera mounted on
another ROV to grab these great shots. This crew sets quite
a standard in underwater photography!
New pdf Files
The specifications of the Seaeye
Falcon, Tiger, Surveyor
Plus, Panther Plus
and Lynx have been updated
on the site and in new revisions of their pdf files that you
can view or download on the relevant product pages.
You can now view or download videos of the Seaeye
Falcon, Tiger and
Lynx on their product
pages. The Lynx video includes footage of the Type 5 TMS.
This is shortly to be replaced with a new model TMS but it
is a good illustration on the principles of TMS operations.
Warning: These are big
files to download if you have anything less than an ISDN connection
to the internet.
10 December 2002
SEAEYE LYNX GETS FESTIVE IN NORWAY
We thought that you might enjoy these festive
pictures of a Seaeye Lynx dressing a subsea Christmas tree
that were kindly sent to us by a Stolt Offshore ROV team operating
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What a versatile system - and the fish seem to enjoy the
For more information about this ROV click
here or contact
at Seaeye Marine or your local Seaeye
Wishing you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year,
20 November 2002
FALCON FLYING SOUTH
Seaeye Marine has won an order from Cape Diving
and Salvage for their Seaeye Falcon ROV. The order, won in
conjunction with Seaeye's Southern Africa distributor, Marine
Solutions, marks the second Falcon ROV sale to the region
this year. Marine Solutions, who have fully equipped ROV and
Acoustic Positioning workshops, purchased the first South
African Seaeye Falcon for local demonstrations and have factory
trained technical support for Seaeye products.
Alan Thomas, Managing Director of Cape Diving and Salvage,
explained the key factors behind his decision to select Falcon.
"The sheer power of the Falcon, its rapid
deployment capability, the low maintenance as well as its
proven reliability marks it head and shoulders above the competition.
The diverse range of camera, sonar and NDT options has enabled
us to procure a superb ROV that meets our exact needs."
Their Falcon will be fitted with two cameras,
Bowtech's Navigator low light CCD camera and a standard Seaeye
colour CCD camera. The vehicle will also be fitted with Tritech's
Super SeaKing dual frequency sonar system with a future upgrade
path of additional profiling sonar heads. The Falcon will
also carry two cathodic potential probes.
Due for delivery in mid December, the Falcon
ROV will be used to depths of 300m in the strong coastal currents
of the Indian Ocean and the South Atlantic West African coast
for which it is ideally suited.
"With over 20 systems sold since production
began in May, the Falcon is proving a world beater. Its power,
payload and broad range of optional equipment, are generating
unprecedented demand. The Falcon is rapidly proving to be
a best of breed ROV," said Tom Keene, Seaeye's sales
Since 1962, Cape Diving and Salvage, an underwater
services company has been providing safe and cost-effective
solutions to the Marine, Shipping and Offshore Oil & Gas
industries. The Cape Town based company operates in South
Africa, West Africa and the Middle East.
For further specification information click here
at Seaeye Marine or your local
10 October 2002
SEAEYE FALCON - SURFACE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
The Seaeye Falcon web pages have now been updated
to include photographs of the portable rack mounted surface
control equipment and hand controller.
Click here for more for the full details: Seaeye
To discuss your requirements and obtain a quotation
and delivery time contact your
local distributor or
8 August 2002
FIRST PICTURES OF SEAEYE FALCON and NEW DATA
As orders continue to roll in for Seaeye's new
Falcon ROV - 17 systems since May this year! - the first pictures
of the real thing have now been published on our web site.
In addition we have updated the technical information and
data sheet pdf file for you to download. click
We hope to add further photographs of the surface
control equipment shortly and this will include the IP68 waterproof
version of the surface unit and hand controller provided to
the UK Ministry of Defence's Salvage and Marine Operation
To discuss your requirements e-mail
at Seaeye, or call +44 (0) 1329 289000 or fax
+44 (0) 1489 898001
19 June 2002
SEAEYE FALCON OFF TO A FLYING START
With the first 12 systems sold since production
began in May this year, Seaeye’s new portable, 300 metre
rated, Falcon ROV system is set to become an international
success story in the professional coastal and inshore market
for underwater inspection, survey and search applications.
Destinations for the first systems include Korea,
Singapore, UAE, Canada, Denmark, USA, the Italian Navy, the
Royal Navy as well two Falcons for an undisclosed owner of
two super yachts!
Seaeye Falcons and the inshore market represent
a new area of business for a company that had previously focussed
on the offshore oil and gas industry and built a worldwide
market leading position as the manufacturer of the most powerful,
reliable and widely accepted electric powered ROVs.
Falcon incorporates many of the features pioneered
by Seaeye for the demands of the offshore industry with additional
features that are new to this class of vehicle. These include
distributed intelligence and magnetically coupled brushless
DC thrusters with velocity feedback that develop a horizontal
thrust of 50 kg and an extraordinary 1:1 power to weight ratio.
For more information click here : Seaeye
9 April 2002
PROMOTIONS AT SEAEYE
Sales and Marketing Manager
Matt Bates has now taken over the position of Sales and Marketing
Manager at Seaeye Marine. Matt, who was formerly the Seaeye
Engineering Manager, brings considerable product knowledge
to his new position having previously been responsible for
the development of all of the company's current range of ROV
systems as well as technical support of the sales department.
Jon Robertson has been promoted from within the engineering
department to Engineering Manager. Jon's most recent responsibility
has been the management of the Seaeye Falcon development project
as well as mechanical aspects of the Seaeye Panther Plus and
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16 January 2002
SEAEYE PANTHER PLUS - A NEW ELECTRIC WORK CLASS
ROV SYSTEM FOR 2002
As they mobilise the first system, Aberdeen based
ROV operator, ROVTECH, today confirmed their commitment to
the new 1000 metre rated Seaeye Panther Plus with an order
for a second system for delivery in the spring and an option
for a further 4 systems through 2002.
Seaeye Panther Plus & TMS
The Seaeye Panther Plus is a development of the
original Seaeye Panther in response to an operational requirement
developed with ROVTECH who operate the largest fleet of Seaeye
ROVs. The agreed target was for greater power, payload, interface
capability and a true light weight work class capability.
Forward thrust has been doubled to an impressive
220 kg and lateral thrust increased from 85 kg to 170 kg with
a relatively small increase of the vehicle's in air weight
to 462 kg. Payload has also been increased to 105 kg. These
improved performance figures translate into handling characteristics
that pilots report as being 'simply spectacular.'
Visually, the distinguishing feature of the Seaeye
Panther Plus is 4 additional vectored SM5 brushless DC thrusters
providing a total of 8 vectored horizontal thrusters in pairs
and 2 vertical thrusters. The ROV frame has been slightly
enlarged to accommodate these thrusters, improve through frame
water flow and provide space for a 12 function hydraulic valve
pack for tooling and manipulator applications.
'We see enormous potential for this new ROV both
here in the North Sea and operating from our Singapore Office'
said Andrew Beveridge, ROVTECH's MD, 'We now have a work class
capability in an electric vehicle weighing under half a ton
and costing less than a third of an Alstom Quest. To this
vehicle we have added our own tooling for AX ring removal,
cable cutting and other drill support as well as survey operations'
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