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South Shields based Solar Solve Marine has received an order to supply five SOLASOLV® anti-glare, heat rejecting solar shades for the navigation bridge windows of the Celebrity Constellation, a millennium class cruise ship. The order was confirmed by a German marine equipment supplier and required next day dispatch to Hamburg.

SOLASOLV® solar shades are installed at the windows of all types of ships, rigs and cranes worldwide. They effectively reject up to 87% of heat and up to 93% of glare from the sun. Eye-strain is significantly reduced ensuring visual displays are easier to read, and a clear outward view is maintained for safer navigation. A more ambient room temperature enables the crew to enjoy a comfortable working environment and they are less prone to fatigue which can lead to human error. Suitable for newbuilds and retrofits, SOLASOLV® solar shades are guaranteed for 7 years and Type Approved by Lloyds, ABS and DNV-GL.

The Celebrity Constellation is owned by Miami based Celebrity Cruises and was built by Chantiers de L’Atlantique, France in 2002. The vessel has 13 decks and occupancy for 2,083 people. During the summer months the ship sails in Northern Europe. Since delivery she has sailed to the Baltic Sea between May and August and to the Norwegian Fjords up to the North Cape in June and July. For the rest of the season she sails to the Black Sea in autumn and to the Caribbean in winter.

Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s Sales and Marketing Executive commented, “A fast turnaround is often required to meet a ships sailing schedule. We can normally manufacture and despatch custom made solar shades within 24 hours and offer a range of fast courier services worldwide. We can even manufacture and despatch the same day for really urgent orders so the solar shades arrive in time for when the vessel reaches its next port of call. Cruise ships are one of the many types of vessels we supply and we are pleased to be able to offer this fast turnaround service which is welcomed and appreciated by our customers.”