DRAFINSUB PICKS TOP FALCON FOR EXTENSIVE OPERATIONS
Declaring the Saab Seaeye Falcon, ‘the industry standard’, Italian underwater works company, Drafinsub, chose the top selling Falcon electric robotic vehicle for the wide ranging and complex tasks undertaken by the company.
Drafinsub has long experience in diving operations
“We chose the Falcon because it's the industry standard for observation robotic vehicles,” declares Andrea Dellacasa from Drafinsub. “It is reliable, scalable and suitable for most kind of works, from observation to non-destructive testing and survey.
“Our company has more than 20 years’ experience with ROVs and we felt it was the right time to take a leap in quality, with the completion of our second diving saturation system.”
The 300 metre rated Falcon is an ideal compliment to Drafinsub’s new nine-man 300msw rated saturation unit.
The long-established company — with its all-inclusive diving operations that include their new nine-man 300msw saturation units — undertakes extensive underwater works offshore, along with dams, nuclear installations and inside tunnels. Work includes pipeline construction, cable laying, offshore platform maintenance and mine clearance.
Drafinsub says they will use the Falcon for various tasks including:
- diver assistance in shallow and deep water (300 msw)
- non-destructive ultrasonic testing with an onboard Cygnus, and cathodic protection with an onboard probe
- general visual inspections on pipelines and other structures.
In addition they use robotic vehicles for the placement and recovery of the famous Bisson's Abissi sparkling wine bottles, stored underwater in Portofino, as the seabed is considered an ideal environment in terms of constant temperature, half light and pressure.