At the end of January UK based Solar Solve Marine won a contract totalling £20,000 for the supply of DIMMLITE® Type Approved fabric roller blinds from their ROLASOLV® product range, destined for Vietnam. The contract was from South East Asia Shipyard based in Ho Chi Minh City who are building a series of four tugs and are part of the Piriou group of companies.
ROLASOLV® fabric roller blinds are installed at cabin windows and public area windows to provide shading from the sun. They are Type Approved by DNV-GL and have been successfully tested to meet the requirements of the mandatory IMO FTPC Part 7 A.563(14) Resolution – the flame test for vertically supported textiles and films. The fabrics also have BS5438 flame spread certification.
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.
Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s Sales & Marketing Executive commented, “This was an excellent order to secure as Vietnam has huge shipbuilding potential and is a country where we would like to increase sales. With the help of our Distributor we managed to meet a precise specification requested by the yard and now all parties involved are very happy with the outcome of the deal that was agreed. As a result of these successful negotiations we hope to secure more orders in the future.”
Top Image – DIMMLITE® Type Approved fabric roller blind – four ship sets were recently purchased by South East Asia Shipyard in Vietnam.