For decades DFDS ropaxes have been arriving and departing from the UK’s River Tyneon an almost daily basis and in the past, they have occasionally called upon the services of South Shields based Solar Solve Marine when needing Type Approved roller blinds or roller sunscreens.
Recently, DFDS orders have grown significantly giving Solar Solve’s team the opportunity to drive to the other side of the river and install the blinds and screens on the vessels that call at North Shields.
The ferry service between the Tyne and Amsterdam is just one of the four UK ferry services operated by the Copenhagen headquartered ferry company.
Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s Sales and Marketing Executive, explained, “Over a three month period, we received substantial orders for the cruiseferry‘Princess Seaways’ from the company.
“In total, we supplied and installed 116 DIMMLITE roller blinds to windows in the crew accommodation and 25 of Solar Solve’s Type Approved SOLASAFE roller sunscreens to the windows on the navigation bridge.
“Throughout the whole process of preparing the quotation, during the installation and after completing the work, we regularly received positive feedback from DFDS personnel relating to the quality of our products and service. I was personally involved with all aspects of the order, including some of the installation and it was a nice job to be associated with and for a friendly company,” he said.
During the same period, Solar Solve also supplied another 116 roller blinds and sunscreens to DFDS to be fitted to other vessels, including ‘DFDS Delft’, ‘DFDS Dunkerque’ and ‘King Seaways’.