Underwater Contracting (UCO), owners of the world’s largest fleet of Saab’s Seaeye Falcons, has expanded to 27 vehicles as they win one of the largest contracts in the global aquaculture sector.
Seaeye Falcon is capable of handling UCO’s hugely successful FOOVER mortality recovery system.
The agreement will see the Falcon fleet working 365 days a year over multi-year contract terms and providing a range of services in Europe, North America and Australia.
Specialists in aquaculture, UCO, has successfully deployed Seaeye Falcon underwater vehicles since 2018, for animal welfare and installation integrity across aquaculture sites across three continents.
In that time, they have productively utilised the power and intelligence of the Falcon system when designing and developing industry-leading technologies, including their FOOVER Mortality Recovery system, NETFIX Net Repair system and G-LANCE Cage Cleaning system.
They chose the Seaeye Falcon as the world’s top selling underwater robotic vehicle in its class and for its versatility, being able to be utilised not only in aquaculture, but in the offshore energy and maritime sectors as well.
With a reliability record totalling over one million hours underwater, the Seaeye Falcon is a compact metre-sized vehicle that can be fitted with role-changing, heavy tooling systems. With five powerful thrusters and intelligent control architecture, the Falcon is capable of precise manoeuvrability amongst complex structures and strong currents. The Seaeye Falcon is designed and manufactured at Saab UK’s Fareham site.