West Telesto Orders Solasolv® Sunscreens

Thu, 10 January 2013

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 a large order from their Singapore Distributor for 30 SOLASAFE® sunscreens and 12 pieces of window film for Seadrill’s West Telesto, a brand new jack-up drill rig.

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.

West Telesto was constructed by Dalian Shipyard, China and is currently being mobilised so it is available for worldwide operations from April 2013. It is a Friede & Goldman JU-2000E, 400 fsw rated, 15k BOP jack-up, the latest generation of high efficiency jack-ups offering a host of improvements over other designs.  These include increased deck-space, accommodation for 140 men, the ability to jack with 100% preload, optimised pipe handling to facilitate "off-line" stand-building and more powerful mud pumps, as well as a dual mud system to allow for the efficient and simultaneous handling of drilling and completion fluids.

Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s Sales and Marketing Executive commented, “This is a significant order from the oil and gas sector for Solar Solve as it is a prestigious, new generation rig that cost around 190 million dollars to build.  SOLASOLV® screens are proven to be of real benefit to crews working in hot and sunny weather which is why they are ordered so regularly.”


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