Australia’s super-sized salmon farmer gets a fifth Falcon
Huon Aquaculture, Australia’s second largest salmon farmer, has purchased another Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle to support its marine and environmental operations.
This brings Huon’s Falcon fleet to five. Huon sees the Seaeye Falcon as a farming tool for surveying and monitoring their marine leases in South East Tasmania, Australia.
Huon purchased their first Falcon in 2015 and have, since then, been operating Falcons 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Dr Shea Cameron, Huon’s Subsea and Remote Systems Manager, says the Saab Seaeye model is invaluable to the company’s farming operations:
“Our dive and mooring teams use Falcons to inspect and maintain our critical subsea farm infrastructure.”
He says their Falcons spend more time in the water than any of the others in Huon’s large fleet of remotely operated vehicles that range from large specialist net cleaning vehicles to smaller eyeball class systems.