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Type approved flame retardant roller blinds and anti glare heat rejecting sun screens for the offshore oil, gas and wind industry

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World Class

ROLASOLV® Fabric Blackout Roller Blinds are the only Flame Retardant Blackout Roller Blinds that are Type Approved for us on board Floatels, Oil Rigs, PLatforms, FPSO’s, Jack-ups, Offshore Drilling Units and other Offshore Structures. Help crew get valuable rest during daylight hours with ROLASOLV®

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Our Applications

SOLASOLV® Transparent Anti-Glare Roller Blinds reduce glare and heat caused by the sun which can be a dangerous distraction on Offshore Structures and Vessels such as Survey Ships, Drill ships, Dive Support Vessels, Cable Ships, Pipe Laying Vessels and OSV’s. Glare and heat protection is also essential for maintaining a safe operational environment in control rooms, drilling cabs, crane cabs and other areas.



Help the Environment and Improve Safety

In the energy-intensive oil and gas industry there are significant economic and environmental pressure to reduce power consumption, eliminate wastage and increase energy efficiency. The challenge is how to identify products that can help achieve these objectives. SOLASOLV® anti glare transparent roller screens and ROLASOLV® flame retardant fabric roller blinds can help achieve this. Apart from the environmental and cost saving benefits, the safety aspect is also extremely important.

Safe operation of offshore vessels is essential to ensure an incident-free workplace – by reducing up to 93% of glare and reflection from the sun, SOLASOLV® screens are ideal for windows on the navigation bridge, control rooms, crane cabs, drill cabs, observation/operation rooms, and any windows where it is vital that operators have a completely clear view outside.

To retain the best quality crew it is important to keep them happy and alert – by rejecting up to 87% of the sun’s heat SOLASOLV® screens create a pleasant and comfortable working environment. Environmental issues are also addressed by reducing demand on air cooling systems, helping to lower harmful CO2 emissions for a greener, cleaner environment, saving fuel and saving money.

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ROLASOLV® Anti-Glare Sunscreens

A Proven Product

ROLASOLV® and SOLASOLV® Roller Blinds and Sunscreens are used on Floatels, Oil Rigs and Offshore Platforms world wide.

  • Seadrill “West Telesto” jack up drilling rig
  • Seadrill “West Aquarius” semi-submersible drilling unit
  • Seadrill “West Gemini” deepwater drill ship
  • Maersk “Resolute” jack up drilling rig
  • Maersk “Resilient” jack up drilling rig and many others


Fabric Blackout Roller Blinds for Marine Interior Windows

ROLASOLV® fabric roller blinds for marine interior windows are Type Approved by DNV and regularly specified for windows on floatels, rigs, accommodation platforms, FPSO’s, supply ships and other offshore and marine vessels.

The ROLASOLV® Fabric Collection includes a standard range of 38 fabrics, offering an extensive choice of textures and colours including blackout, dim out and textured, to suit a wide range of tastes, design criteria and budgets. Years of innovative design and technical expertise has been focused into choosing the ideal fabrics to meet the rigorous demands of the marine environment.

Solar Solve only select the highest quality flame retardant fabrics that are stringently tested to ensure that they can withstand extremes of temperature – from arctic to tropical conditions – and are UV resistant. They have BS5438 flame spread certification and have been successfully tested to comply with the mandatory IMO (International Maritime Organization) FTPC Part 7 A.563(14) Resolution, the main fire testing standard for Textiles and Films.

Whether you require a single roller blind or a complete solution for an accommodation platform then Solar Solve has the range of products, with a multitude of fabrics to choose from. The Solar Solve Customer Services Team can provide advice and guidance on the most suitable choice of fabric for the design and functional criteria of your individual project, while helping you to create your bespoke environment. If you are not able to find exactly what you are looking for, we will be happy to source alternative fabrics to meet your style requirements.

The aluminium hardware and components we use are selected for their durability and their compatibility with the marine environment. The profile can be painted in a choice of 400 RAL colours with a matt or gloss finish.

ROLASOLV® roller blinds are suitable for most types of non-navigation windows including control rooms and theatres, and blackout roller blinds for cabins help night shift crew get essential sleep during daylight hours, helping to prevent fatigue.

All products are custom made, instantly retractable, easy to install and simple to use.

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Type Approved by


ROLASOLV® are the only Roller Blinds that are Type Approved by DNV for use on offshore platforms, oil rigs and floatels.

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Wide choice of colours

Free fabric samples available!

Click here to get your sample

Ask for the ROLASOLV® brand by name to ensure your fleet has the most effective and reliable sun protection available for new builds, re-fits, upgrades and conversions….guaranteed to perform and maintenance free.

We aim for complete customer satisfaction and have many satisfied customers including Technip, Stena Drilling, Seadrill, Ocean Rig and Subsea 7. Our technical advice is free and we can manufacture and despatch quickly. As the world’s No. 1 brand for specialist marine roller blinds you won’t be disappointed.


Blackout Blind & Roller Blind Benefits

  • Type Approved – The ONLY Marine Grade Roller Blinds Type Approved by DNV
  • The ideal blackout solution – for cabins, theatres and control rooms
  • Flame retardant fabrics with BS5438 flame spread certification
  • Complies with IMO FTPC Part 7 A.563(14) Fire Resolution
  • High Quality – Manufactured specifically for marine use
  • Low Maintenance – Easy to install and simple to operate
  • Custom Made – To each customers exact dimensions and specifications

If you would like:

  • More Information
  • Request a Quote / Price
  • Get Free Film Samples
  • Free Fabric Samples
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Anti-Glare Transparent Sunscreens for Marine Windows, Cranes, Control Towers + many other locations

SOLASOLV® Anti Glare Roller Screens protect crew against the harsh effects of sun glare and heat gain whilst offering a 100% completely clear outside view. The screens reject up to 93% of glare and significantly reduce eye-strain and reflection ensuring electronic displays and control panels are easier to read so human errors are less likely to occur.

Save money and reduce CO2 emissions – less demand is placed on air-conditioning systems so less power is consumed. Environmentally conscious companies can benefit by installing SOLASOLV® roller screens at every window to reduce running costs.

Ask for the SOLASOLV® brand by name to ensure your fleet has the most effective and reliable sun protection available for new builds, re-fits, upgrades and conversions….guaranteed to perform and maintenance free.

SOLASOLV® Anti-Glare Transparent Sunscreens

Benefits and features of the PRODUCT

Improved visibility and safety − optimal glare protection with up to 93% reduction to ensure clear visibility and safer navigation / operation.

Type Approved – the only brand to be approved by Lloyds, DNV, ABS and RINA.

True colours are retained – coloured identification lights and markers can be easily identified and are never distorted.

Reduced eye strain − problems with glare and reflection on electronic charts are eliminated so displays and dials are easier to read.

Improved working environment – create a more comfortable working environment and reduce air conditioning requirements. Up to 87% of the sun’s heat is rejected to help minimise crew fatigue.

Protects exposed areas of the body – at least 98% of harmful UV light from the sun is filtered.

Custom made – to each customers exact dimensions and specifications. Suitable for new buildings or retro-fits and most shapes, angles and sizes of windows.

Reliable performance – proven track record for outstanding performance since 1988.

Comply with marine regulations – ISO 8468, M Notice 760, Merchant Shipping No. 1419 1998.

Quality Assured products – all products are guaranteed. SOLASAFE® screens have a 7 year guarantee.

Choice of shade film colours – gold, silver, grey and bronze.

Choice of aluminium profile colours – 400+ shades/colours.

Choice of operating systems – manual, electric, switch, remote controlled or battery.

Simple to use, quick and easy to install – one complete unit with comprehensive instructions. All fittings are supplied.

Instantly retractable – comply with IMO for “Removable Screens”.

Discreet cassette profile – neat, light-weight and unobtrusive headbox incorporating a ‘wipe clean’ brush system.

Free spare parts – with every order for peace of mind.

Maintenance free!

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SOLASOLV® Anti-Glare Transparent Sunscreens

Benefits and features of the COMPANY

Quality Assured company – Solar Solve are a quality approved manufacturer to SSMQA standards.

Fast service – we offer a prompt and hassle free survey, quotation and ordering service.

Fast despatch – normally within 5 days but a ‘same day’ service is available for urgent orders.

Quality Assured products and service – we recognise that quality products and service can only be achieved by quality facilities and quality people to ensure maximum reliability and performance. Our continuous investment in people and facilities gives our customers confidence in the quality of Solar Solve products. Our staff take pride in their work and their reputation for quality. All products are manufactured in the UK using only high quality components.

Continuous improvement – Solar Solve has a policy of continuous improvement. Our staff learn the skills required to manufacture high quality, reliable products at our in-house Training Centre.

Technical Support Team – for questions and queries about installation, operation or wiring of a blind or screen then our experienced engineers and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist.

Installation Team – our experienced installation team can be deployed worldwide when a measure, survey or installation service is required.

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Type Approved by

Lloyds, ABS, DNV and RINA

More about ROLASOLV®

Blackout roller blinds for Floatels, Oil Rigs, Platforms, Drill Ships and other Offshore Installations

The specialist fabric used for ROLASOLV® Blackout Roller Blinds is flame retardant and has been stringently tested to ensure  it  can withstand the extremes of temperature.  Our fabrics have BS5438 flame spread certification and fully comply with the mandatory IMO (International Maritime Organization) FTPC Part 7 A.563(14) Resolution.

Did you know?  IMO FTPC Part 7 A.563(14) is the main fire testing standard for Textiles and Films that will be used on marine vessels. On 1 July 2002, a comprehensive new set of requirements for fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction on board ships entered into force as a new revised Chapter II-2 of the International Convention for the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS). The first fire protection requirements for international shipping were developed way back in 1914 as part of the SOLAS Convention in response to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. (source: www.imo.org).


Many floatels install Solar Solve Blackout Roller Blinds so crew can get sleep no matter what time it is. ROLASOLV® Blackout Roller Blinds are Flame Retardant for maximum safety and comfort and are the ONLY Roller Blinds that are Type Approved for use on off shore structures. Solar Solve Blackout Roller Blinds turn day into night so crew can get some restful sleep no matter what time it is. Oil and gas companies want their crew to get the maximum amount of rest when they are off-duty which is why they specify ROLASOLV® Blackout Roller Blinds on their floatels and other off shore structures.  Click this link to find out more about our STOPLITE Blackout Roller Blinds.

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More about SOLASOLV®

Anti-glare, heat rejecting transparent roller sun blinds for marine vessels, ATC Towers, Cranes and more

The shade film used for SOLASOLV® Anti Glare roller screens is available in four colours – GOLD and SILVER Reflective, and GREY and BRONZE Non-reflective. The specialist shade film is constructed using layers of polyester film. The film is dyed to reduce glare and the heat is rejected by the layer of aluminium laminated inside the polyester layers. A UV inhibitor is embedded in the polyester film to help eliminate most of the harmful UV light from the sun. GREY film is available with a scratch resistant coating. Roller screens are only required during daylight hours and should be retracted at night.

The shade film is mounted onto a heavy-duty aluminium roller inside an anodised aluminium cassette headbox with integral brush strip to protect from dust and dirt. They are effective, reliable and durable. The film is not affected by sub-zero temperatures, tropical heat or humidity. An important factor for roller screens which are used in specialised work areas. Non-cassette screens are also available.

Control Towers and Crane Cabs often have windows that slope forwards or backwards

• Order screens with constant tension spring rollers and double pulley bottom rails. This system keeps the screen in constant tension so it can be stopped anywhere and the cord will not go across the glass when the screen is retracted.

• Roller screens can be tapered (shaped) on one side or both sides. To install from the top of the window, the top of the screen must be wider than the bottom. If windows are wider at the bottom the screen must be mounted on the bottom of the window frame.

NOTE: The shade film will require a join (seam) across the width for screens which are bigger than 1800 mm in both width and drop.

The bottom of the roller screens are finished with a weighted anodised aluminium bottom bar. Roller screens are available with a spring roller, side chain clutch control or electric operation.

Screens can be mounted top fix, face fix or side fix. All fixings, pulleys and cleats are supplied

Our experienced technical support team can work from drawings supplied if required.





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