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The team at South Shields based Solar Solve Marine were delighted when they received another order from Nico Middle East, one of Dubai’s leading offshore vessel owners and operators and a subsidiary of Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd., one of the region’s leading oil field services companies.

The urgent order was for 9 SOLASAFE screens to be dispatched to Dubai, UAE, for installation at the wheelhouse windows of the 1,400dwt. Anchor Handling Tug / Offshore Supply Vessel Topaz Khubayb.

The recently delivered vessel is powered by twin diesel engines of 5,150HP and has a maximum speed of 12.4 knots. Due to her busy schedule the screens were made and dispatched the same day. It is typical for this customer to take delivery of a new vessel without roller sunscreens having been installed by the shipyard so that they can be sure they get the marine world’s leading SOLASOLV brand.

Up to now Solar Solve Marine has directly supplied SOLASAFE screens to eleven vessels in the Topaz Marine fleet, mainly Offshore Supply Vessels but including Team Oman, an 86m long cable ship of 4,800 dwt, powered by 7,722HP diesel electric engines, allowing a maximum speed of 10.9 knots.

For this vessel 20 SOLASAFE screens from the SOLASOLV range were supplied using gold shade film. When in use they reject 93% of the glare, 87% of the heat and 99% of the uv light from the sun, all of which has a significant impact on improving the environment in which the vessel’s personnel carry out their duties.

Carl Johnson, Solar Solve’s Operations Director commented, “Just like our own organisation, both Nico Middle East and Topaz Energy are multi-award winning companies. In the case of Topaz Energy and Marine, they swept the 2010 Seatrade Awards by winning three prestigious accolades including ‘Shipping Company of the Year’.”

“We are extremely proud to be associated with such an impressive group of premier companies that set very high standards which their suppliers have to be capable of achieving, to ensure their organisation’s ongoing phenomenal success.”