Solar Solve Marine has recently won two separate contracts for their class approved roller screens for installation at the navigation bridge windows of two U.S. ships.
In June, US Vigor Shipyard ordered a large number of SOLASOLV® screens for ‘ Tokitae’ the first of three 144-car ferries for the State of Washington. This was quickly followed by a second contract in July for a large number of SOLASOLV® screens for a Platform Support Vessel being built by BAE in Florida for Jackson Offshore. The two combined contracts total more than U.S.$30,000 for the South Shields based company.
Solar Solve have specialised in providing sun and glare protection to the marine and offshore industry for almost 30 years, and 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. Electronic displays are easier to read and a clear outward view is maintained for safer navigation and marine operations. A more comfortable working environment for the crew means they are less prone to fatigue, helping to minimise mistakes caused by human error. Suitable for newbuilds and retrofits, SOLASAFE® screens are guaranteed for 7 years and are Type Approved by Lloyds, ABS and DNV-GL.
Carl Johnson, Solar Solve’s Operations Director commented, “The U.S. market is becoming an increasingly important market for our company. Since last year sales to the U.S. have increased by more than 30% compared to our overall increase in sales which is currently about 17%.”
Top Image – Tokitae – the new Washington State Ferry, one of two new U.S. built ships, now sailing with SOLASOLV® roller screens.