FALCON FOR NORWAY’S EXPANDING AQUACULTURE
Norway’s growing aquaculture industry will see the world-leading Saab Seaeye Falcon robotic vehicle take on an extended role following the merger of two major aquaculture support companies, KB Dykk and AQS.
With 23 service vessels and over 60 divers, the new enlarged grouping becomes the second biggest aquaculture support organisation in Norway, and the country’s largest diving operation.
Norway’s growing aquaculture industry sees Saab Seaeye robotic vehicles taking on an extended role. (Photo by Tom Lysø.)
Ola Krylstad, managing director of KB Dykk, said he chose his Falcons, the world’s top selling robotic vehicle in its class, because, “We heard very good things about the Falcon”.
He particularly likes that it is easy to maintain, and with no thruster shaft seals to service or inspect it is ideal for aquaculture operations.
He also welcomes the added diver safety and efficiency the Falcon brings to diving operations.
It can reduce dive time and improve safety by pinpointing and examining locations of interest before the diver goes down, then during the diving operation, keep a watchful eye – and save more dive time by transporting tools and parts back and forth.