DCNS Group, the French leader in naval defence and an innovator in marine
renewable energy, has enhanced its ROV capability with a Saab Seaeye Tiger and
Saab Seaeye Falcon.
Both ROVs will be deployed by DCNS Far East – DCNS’ Singapore-based
subsidiary across Asia – as the company extends its operations in the region.
DCNS Far East chose the two ROVs for their versatility and reliability – and for
their power to cope with currents.
Nicolas Leluan, DCNS Far East’s managing director, says they will be used
extensively in a wide range of large and complex projects.
These include inspection of platforms, pipelines and moorings – together with
salvage work and for the support of work-class ROV and diving operations.
In addition, the Falcon will be deployed on infrastructure assessment projects
across Asia for life extension evaluation that will involve bridge piling, jetties and
harbours. The ROV will also be used for seabed surveys.
The compact size of both vehicles and their precise manoeuvrability makes them
ideal for working inside and around structures, particularly as the thruster power on
both ROVs is renown for its ability to master strong currents and hold steady whilst
working or observing.
Each vehicle has the systems architecture and chassis capacity to house a variety
of observation and inspection devices, with additional tooling skids easily fitted as
Both vehicles have a proven record of reliability and operational performance
working at a diverse range of tasks across the world under demanding conditions.
DCNS designs and builds submarines and surface combatants, develops associated systems and infrastructure, and offers a full range of services to naval bases and shipyards. The group has also expanded its focus into marine renewable energy.
Saab Seaeye is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric ROVs, and now includes Saab’s underwater vehicle range of tethered, autonomous and hybrid underwater vehicle systems for the defence industry.