South Shields, UK based Solar Solve Marine recently received a large order from Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL).
The order is for 21 type-approved patented SOLASAFE roller sunscreens for the navigation bridge windows and 10 rolls of silver adhesive window film for other windows to be fitted on board the ‘Norwegian Spirit’.
The screens will be manufactured using grey non-reflective shade film and will reject glare, infra-red heat and ultra-violet light from the sun, allowing a more comfortable environment for the crew and a clearer outside view, the company said.
‘Norwegian Spirit’ was originally built for Star Cruises as ‘SuperStar Leo’ by Meyer Werft in Germany in 1998, and was the first of Star Cruises’ Leo-class. In 2004, she was transferred to the NCL fleet.
‘Norwegian Spirit’ is expected to be deployed seasonally in China beginning in the summer of 2020, following an extensive renovation.
Julie Lightfoot MBE, Solar Solve Ltd Managing Director, commented, “We are delighted to receive this significant order from Norwegian Cruise Lines, as we have been focusing on supplying the cruise ship sector for a few years. Our ROLASOLV range of DNV type approved flame retardant fabric roller blinds have been well received by the cruise sector and we will be exhibiting at the Cruise Ship Interiors exhibition in Miami in June, 2020 (Booth 1233) for the first time, as we penetrate this market sector even further.”
Last September, Solar Solve celebrated its 15,000th order, which was from one of the company’s longest established and most successful worldwide distributors based in Rotterdam.
Solar Solve screens and roller blinds are suitable for installing on newbuildings and retrofitting to existing vessels. All products are custom made to order and Solar Solve is certified to ISO 9001:2015.