Another Saab SeaEye Falcon underwater robot has been added to Japan’s expanding offshore wind industry.
It will act as an operational resource for working in complex environments, its one-meter footprint is said to be important in fleets of small service vessels working in shallow water.
According to Saab, the Seaeye Falcon has a proven record across many different markets, with a reliability record covering over a million hours underwater, working a wide range of both complex and hefty tasks whilst handling an array of tooling, sensors and skid configurations.
The success of the highly portable Falcon comes from combining intelligent control architecture with five powerful thrusters. This enables precise maneuverability in turbulent waters amongst complex structures whilst loaded with a wide range of cameras, sensors and tooling, typically found on much larger robotic vehicles.
Its broad operational capability means that not only can it be used for preliminary surveys, but also for post-construction maintenance, monitoring, and many other applications.
According to Marimex, a Saab SeaEye distributor based in Tokyo, the Falcon is valued by Japan’s offshore wind power construction operators due to its compact and powerful build ideal for shallow waters and strong currents.