Icebreakers St Petersburg, Moscow conduct pipeline operations using Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV

Two new diesel-electric icebreakers, St Petersburg and Moscow, are using a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV for pipeline operations in the Barents Sea.

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MOSCOW -- Two new diesel-electric icebreakers, St Petersburg and Moscow, are using a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV for pipeline operations in the Barents Sea.

Housed in a dedicated control container, the Falcon is passed between the ships as they undertake pipeline survey and inspection work, along with diving support tasks. The specially designed container was created and manufactured by Tetis Pro, Saab Seaeye’s Russian distributor.

In addition to undertaking survey and inspection work, the Falcon is fitted with a detachable five-stage manipulator skid for light work tasks. It can also prepare underwater cargo ready for lifting.

10/20/2009

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