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 needed.

Both vehicles have a proven record of reliability and operational performance working at a diverse range of tasks across the world under demanding conditions.

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The Tiger and Falcon – both highly versatile and manoeuvrable observation ROVs.
Each can be fitted with a skid if needed, as shown on the Tiger.

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.

For more information contact:

Philippe Marc
DCNS Far East
+ 65 6745 1618
[email protected]
Matt Bates
Saab Seaeye Limited
+44 (0)1489 898 000
[email protected]