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Marine firm clinches double tanker contract

SAFETY SCREENS ... South Shields-made sunscreens were fitted to the tanker Sten Bothnia.

SAFETY SCREENS ... South Shields-made sunscreens were fitted to the tanker Sten Bothnia.

A DOUBLE tanker contract was plain sailing for a marine company in South Tyneside.

Solar Solve Marine, based at Tyne Dock, South Shields, won two new orders to supply its internationally used anti-glare sunscreens.

The screens cut out glare on vessels of all kinds, alleviating discomfort and boosting safety standards by reducing the risk of human error in the marine industry.

Solar Solve has supplied roller screens to Stenships KS, a subsidiary of Rederiet Stenerson AS, based in Bergen, Norway.

The Norwegian company specialises in offering innovative and efficient shipping solutions, particularly in the area of transporting liquid products.

Operating 17 tankers, the company placed the orders with Solar Solve for two of its vessels.

Paul Hopkins, sales and marketing executive for the Tyne Dock company, said: “A number of Solasolv screens were supplied and installed when the vessels were constructed at Jiangnan Shipyard in China in 2008.

“Rederiet Stenersen have been using our products for over a decade and these latest orders show that they are delighted with the performance and reliability of Solasolv sunscreens, as well as the good service they receive from us.”

The South Shields-made sunscreens were fitted to the tankers Sten Suomi and Sten Bothnia.

 

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