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Solar Solve Marine is delighted to announce it has just received three separate orders to supply 16 SOLASAFE® anti-glare, heat rejecting roller screens to DS-8, DS-9 and DS-10 drillships which are currently being built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea for Ensco. The screens were ordered by Solar Solve’s Korean Distributor.

Solar Solve have specialised in providing sun and glare protection to the marine and offshore industry for almost 30 years and the company is celebrating its 40 th anniversary in business this year (1975 – 2015). 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 and fatigue, and improving outward visibility. SOLASAFE® screens are guaranteed for 7 years and the only screens in the world to be Type Approved by DNV-GL, Lloyds’ and ABS.

Ensco is the world’s second largest offshore driller and is a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. Their new Drillships will have advanced capabilities to meet the demands of ultra-deepwater drilling in depths of up to 12,000 feet, and will have a total vertical drilling depth of around 40,000 feet. The vessels will feature retractable thrusters, enhanced safety and environmental features and improved dynamic positioning capability. They will also have advanced drilling and completion functions which includes below deck storage, triple fluid systems, offline conditioning capability and enhanced client and third-party facilities. The Drillships are based on the proprietary Samsung GF12000 hull design which measures 755 feet long and 125 feet wide, with a payload in excess of 22,000 metric tons and a 1,250-ton hoisting system.

Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s Sales & Marketing Executive commented, “Despite the fact that oil prices are at a record low, Ensco are still investing in ships with the latest technology to extract oil at difficult-to-reach locations. This shows they still have faith in the offshore market and we are naturally delighted at securing these orders.”