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MTRMTR 100 100The Company Saab Seaeye manufactures electric ROVs, a line-up that includes Saab?s range of tethered and hybrid underwa- ter vehicle systems for both the defense and commercial markets. Accredited by DNV to ISO 9001 and ISO 18001, Saab Seaeye is a leading supplier of electric ROVs to the oil and gas industry, and a major ROV resource for renewable en- ergy, defense forces, marine science and hydro-engineering.Saab Seaeye has facilities in both the UK and Sweden and employs more than 230 people. It has a turnover of around $70 million and recently doubled the size of its manufacturing and engineering opera- tions in the UK. Exports stand at over 80% of sales with the company represented and supported in 25 countries around the world, and it has an of ce in Houston, TX. Founded in 1986, Seaeye has pio- neered many innovations in the ROV in- dustry including: Brushless DC thrust-ers; Polypropylene chassis; Carbon  ber pressure vessels; Distributed intel- ligence control system; Fault-tolerant systems with self-diagnostics; and High frequency power distribution. More than 750 ROV systems have been sold,  tted with a range of standard and custom designed tooling and sensors that includes cameras, manipulators, survey sensors, cutters, tracking systems, so-nars, torque tools and water jetting tools. The company also designs and manufac- tures a range of ROV handling devices including Tether Management Systems. In-house deep rated pressure test facili- ties are installed at the company?s Fare- ham factory along with a test tank for  nal vehicle Factory Acceptance Test- ing together with product development testing. The company also has access to a local indoor test facility and another substantial indoor test tank is located in Sweden. For major trials Saab uses its harbor and workshops on the shore of the 1900 sq. km Lake Vättern. The Tech Technologically, the Saab Seaeye range comes in various sizes, power and task- ing options that extend from compact in- spection ROVs to work ROVs and AUV/ ROV hybrids. Recently introduced is the Seaeye Technology Toolbox concept that creates a common architecture result-ing in the lowest number of parts at the least possible cost for the highest possible performance and quality. Commonalty of software and hardware across all vehicles offers customers simpler repair and main- tenance, easier upgrades, quicker deliv- ery, more assured quality and a lower real through life cost. It also results in simpli- ed and common training for operators in using and maintaining the systems.The Seaeye Technology Toolbox is important in the development of break- through concepts like the Intelligent Control System, iCON, - a vital innova- tion that makes every device within an underwater vehicle aware of its own sta- tus, predicts failure and takes action as necessary to keep the vehicle working. iCON also lets engineers reach across the world into the heart of a vehicle through an internet gateway that gives them ready access to diagnostics, soft-ware upgrades and system inventory. The Commercial Range includes: Falcon ? Portable ROV for easy de- ployment. Distributed control system. Five thrusters. Rated 300 and 1000m.  Tiger - Industry standard observation ROV. Five thrusters. Rated 1000m.  Lynx - Larger than the Tiger with ad- ditional outlets for survey sensors. Six thrusters. Rated 1500m. Cougar XT - Powerful observation and light work ROV. Six thrusters. Rat- ed 2000m.  Cougar XT Compact ? Low pro le version for strong currents. Six thrust- ers. Rated 300m.  Cougar XTi ? iCONcontrol system. Six thrusters. Rated 3000m. Panther XT ? Light Work and Sur- vey ROV. Six thrusters. Rated 1500m.  Panther XT Plus ? Powerful fast swim- ming version. Ten thrusters. Rated 1000m  Leopard ? Compact, powerful, work ROV. iCONTM control system. Eleven thrusters. Rated 3000m plus.  Jaguar - Largest work ROV. iCON- TM control system. Eight thrusters. Rat-ed 3000m with 6000m option.  Sabertooth ? Autonomous, hover- ing, long range AUV/ROV hybrid for inspection and light work tasks. 20 Brunel Way 20 Brunel Way Segensworth East Segensworth East Fareham, Hampshire, UK PO15 5SD Fareham, Hampshire, UK PO15 5SD Tel: +44(0)1489 898 000 Tel: +44(0)1489 898 000 Fax: +44(0)1489 898 001 Fax: +44(0)1489 898 001 Managing Director: Jon Robertson Managing Director: Jon Robertson Turnover: $70m Turnover: $70m Saab Seaeye Ltd Marine Technology Reporter 75MTR #6 (66-81).indd 75MTR #6 (66-81).indd 757/31/2014 10:03:14 AM7/31/2014 10:03:14 AM

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