Solar Solve Marine, the South Shields based manufacturer of SOLASOLV® anti-glare, heat rejecting roller screens for navigation bridge windows, has just received an order from Bourbon Offshore in Norway for the vessel Bourbon Pearl – a worldwide, deep water multi-purpose supply vessel to the offshore industry.
One of the benefits of SOLASOLV® roller screens is to reduce heat, but the main reason for ordering during autumn time is to help reduce glare from a low lying sun which can be in the direct line of vision, as well as reflection off the water which can create an uncomfortable and hazardous navigating experience. By rejecting up to 92% of glare, eye-strain is significantly reduced and the bridge equipment displays are easier to read so human errors are less likely to occur. A clear outward view is also maintained to ensure a safer journey.
The Bourbon Pearl was constructed by Zhejiang Shipyard in China in 2007. The vessel can carry 50 passengers, 24 crew and can perform subsea installation work, deepwater precision lifting, ROV operations and also maintain SPMs buoys. Thirty four SOLASAFE® sunscreens have been ordered for the navigation bridge windows.
Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s Sales and Marketing Executive commented, “ Offshore Supply Vessels can, by their very nature, spend a lot of time in fixed positions carrying out their duties. This often means that the sun can be a real problem if it is in the direct line of the crew’s vision on the navigation bridge. The Bourbon Pearl has chosen SOLASOLV® sunscreens to reject excessive glare and prevent the sun from being a problem.”
Top Image – Bourbon Pearl now sailing with SOLASOLV® sunscreens fitted to the navigation bridge windows to help reduce excessive sun glare and allow a clear outward view for safer navigation.