Solar Solve Marine, the UK based manufacturer of the patented SOLASOLV roller screens for ships’ navigation bridge windows is to fit roller screens on board Oceania Cruises’ ‘Insignia’.
Some 17 SOLASOLV roller screens were ordered for the cruise ship originally built in 1998 at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France.
She was the lead in a series of eight ‘Regatta’ class cruise ships and is now operated by Oceania Cruises, which since September, 2014 was a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings but was recently sold to a private equity concern.
SOLASOLV’s primary benefit is to ensure safer navigation by reducing glare so electronic displays and bridge equipment are easier to read whilst providing a clear outward view without eye-strain. They are the only screens in the world to be type approved by LR, ABS, DNV and RINA.
Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s Sales & Marketing Executive, commented, “Solar Solve is delighted to receive this order for a cruise ship during these incredibly difficult times. We know that the vessel will receive many years of reliable service from our roller screens so it can continue to provide a great cruising experience to its customers both now and in the future.”