Solar Solve Secures Order For A Marine Capture Vessel
Thu, 09 May 2013
South Shields based Solar Solve Marine has just received an order for SOLASOLV® anti-glare, heat rejecting roller screens for the navigation bridge windows of a Marine Capture Vessel which is being converted at Drydocks World in Dubai.
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 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® screens are Type Approved by Lloyds, ABS and DNV.
The Marine Capture Vessel, which is owned by Malaysian headquartered AET, is being converted from an Aframax tanker at the Dubai Shipyard. AET has been awarded a 20-year contract from the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) in the U.S. to supply two MCVs to provide containment services in the event of a potential deepwater well control incident in the Gulf of Mexico. An order for 17 SOLASOLV® sunscreens was placed by Drydocks World in April as the vessel nears completion.
Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s Sales and Marketing Executive commented, “This is a new type of ship which is designed to respond quickly and capture and then contain hydrocarbons or other liquid contaminants from wells in the deep sea. We are delighted that SOLASOLV® has been chosen for this state-of-the-art vessel design.”