rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

ASI Marine Adds Falcon ROV

Image: Saab Seaeye Ltd

Laxman Pai

Canada-based underwater services provider ASI Marine is expanding its Falcon fleet, said a press release from Saab Seaeye, the underwater e-robotics company.

Known for being the first to ingeniously exploit the Saab Seaeye Falcon's adaptive intelligent technology by sending the 300 metre rated remotely operated underwater vehicle on a five kilometre long tunnel inspection, the company is now adding the 1000 metre rated Falcon version to their Falcon collection.

The acquisition extends ASI Marine's overall ROV fleet, providing inspection, survey and diving services for inland underwater infrastructures internationally.

Bob Clarke, manager of ROV services at ASI Marine, says he chose the 1000 metre Falcon to further expand the capabilities of the fleet across all areas of its inland operations.

"We are familiar with the Falcon's potential, its operation and its maintenance. It's also compatible with umbilical tethers already in our inventory and it is easy to add tooling modifications, brackets and mounts previously developed."

He explains they chose the Falcon concept for its "manageable size, good thrust-to-weight ratio, telemetry capacity, and unlimited inspection duration".

ASI Marine's inventive ability to exploit the adaptive intelligent technology capabilities of the Saab Seaeye Falcon will be further enhanced by the new 1000 metre rated Falcon with its advanced iCON intelligent control architecture.

Already the world's top-selling vehicle in its class, the Falcon's international success comes from a concept that packs into a metre length vehicle, five powerful thrusters with an iCON intelligent control architecture that provides the power and control to manoeuvre with exactitude whilst heavily loaded with equipment, and remain steady in strong cross currents and turbulent water when undertaking precise, complex or robust tasks.

The control through Saab Seaeye's iCON intelligent infrastructure, provides each device on the vehicle with its own microprocessor, thereby allowing tools and sensors - usually found in much larger vehicles - to be easily added or changed, and custom options to be integrated, making it an ideal platform for numerous intricate and demanding applications.

As a module-focussed concept, the Falcon has continuous automatic diagnostic monitoring to ensure each device is fully interfaced and working correctly.

May 24, 2019



AMC, Kongsberg in VR Training Collaboration

To the left, Paul Gilkison, Area Sales Manager, Kongsberg Digital and to the right Michael van Balen, Principal of AMC (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Digital AS has cemented its long-standing position as the primary supplier of simulation

Mobile Analysis: 3D, 2D CAD Viewer "to go"

Photo: Core Technologie

The CoreTechnologie 3D Analyzer Viewer is now available through a mobile license-lending feature.

MAN ES Expands its Digital Network

(From left) Bjarne Foldager – Senior Vice President, Head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions and Yong Lae Shim, Vice President of SHI Ship and Offshore Research Institute (Photo: MAN ES)

MAN Energy Solutions and Samsung sign strategic digitization agreement MAN Energy Solutions and

Unmanned Vehicles

UUV Market to Reach $7.64bln

Image: Boston Engineering

The global unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) market was around USD 2.92 billion in 2018 and is

World First: Saildrone Circumnavigates Antarctica

 From the top of the wing to the bottom of the keel, saildrones are loaded with science sensors. Pic: Saildrone

A seven-meter (23-foot) long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) called a saildrone has

Sea Machines to Demo Autonomy for MarAd

Photo: Sea Machines

Sea Machines Robotics has been a progressive leader in advancing autonomy in the maritime space

Maritime Apps