UK based Solar Solve Marine recently received 3 orders from their South Korean Distributor, to supply 47 custom-made SOLASOLV® sunscreens, and a total of 102 ROLASOLV® blackout roller blinds to Hull 2649. The vessel, an Ulstein SX102 design, is an Offshore Single Lift Wind Turbine Installation vessel being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for Sealion Shipping in the UK. The ROLASOLV® blackout blinds were confirmed as two separate orders in May to be installed during the vessel’s outfitting and the SOLASOLV® sunscreens were ordered in August for installation just prior to sea trials.
Solar Solve have specialised in providing sun and glare protection to the marine and offshore industry for almost 30 years and the company is celebrating its 40 th anniversary in business this year (1975 – 2015). The SOLASOLV® brand of anti-glare screen is installed at the windows of all types of ships, rigs and cranes worldwide. Regarded as essential safety equipment, the screens effectively reject up to 87% of heat and up to 93% of glare from the sun, significantly reducing eye-strain and fatigue, and improving outward visibility. SOLASAFE® screens are guaranteed for 7 years and are the only screens in the world to be Type Approved by DNV-GL, Lloyds’ and ABS.
ROLASOLV® blackout blinds are installed at cabin windows to allow the crew to enjoy night-time conditions in their cabins, even during daylight hours. They are Type Approved by DNV-GL and have been successfully tested to meet the requirements of the mandatory IMO FTPC Part 7 A.563(14) Resolution – the flame test for vertically supported textiles and films. The fabrics also have BS5438 flame spread certification.
Paul Hopkins, Sales & Marketing Executive commented, “This order was significant due to the fact it was for a large number of both SOLASOLV® sunscreens and ROLASOLV® blackout blinds. We are delighted that our South Korean Distributor who we have been working with for many years has been able to secure this order from Hyundai Heavy Industries who are building this state-of-the-art vessel.”
Top Image – The Ulstein SX102 – the Single Lift Wind Turbine Installation vessel being built for Sealion Shipping will sail with both SOLASOLV® sunscreens and ROLASOLV® blackout blinds on-board.