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Solar Solve Marine, the South Shields based manufacturer of SOLASOLV® anti-glare, heat rejecting roller screens for navigation bridge and control room windows, recently received another large order from a Singapore Distributor for a series of six Passenger Ferries being built at Damen Shipyards.

SOLASOLV® screens are installed at the windows of ships, rigs and cranes of all types and sizes worldwide. They reject up to 87% of heat and up to 93% of glare from the sun. Eye-strain is significantly reduced ensuring computer displays are easier to read, and a completely clear outward view is maintained for safer operations. With a more ambient room temperature the crew have a comfortable working environment and are less prone to fatigue which can lead to human error. Suitable for newbuilds and retrofits, SOLASOLV® are the only sunscreens in the world to be Type Approved by Lloyds, ABS and DNV-GL.

The six vessels are currently under construction in Singapore and are due to be delivered on a monthly basis between February and June this year to their owners. Each vessel will be equipped with 15 SOLASAFE® cassette sunscreens and the six ship sets will equate to 90 screens in total.

Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s Sales and Marketing Executive commented, “ Our Singapore Distributor manufactures windows which they supply to shipyards and purchase SOLASOLV® screens to supply as a package. This is another significant order for our company in addition to the one we received from Seadrill last month from another Distributor in Singapore.”

Top Image – A typical view out of the navigation bridge when SOLASOLV® sunscreens are in use.