Texas order boost for South Shields firm

GOOD FOR TYNESIDE ... Solar Solve's Julie Lightfoot.

GOOD FOR TYNESIDE ... Solar Solve's Julie Lightfoot.

A CONTRACT from the Lone Star State has given a £10,000 boost to a South Tyneside company.

Solar Solve Marine, based at Tyne Dock, South Shields, has secured the substantial order from US company GulfMark Americas Inc, based in Houston, Texas.

The borough company has supplied a number of its anti-glare screens to the major US offshore operator.

A series of screens will be installed at the navigation bridge windows on the platform supply vessels Triply Play, First and Ten, Double Eagle and Hat Trick.

Solar Solve has a long track record with supplying screens to the US company, which operates and manages a modern fleet of offshore vessels, and the latest orders are worth more than £10,000.

The Texas company’s work includes marine transportation services, supporting the oil and gas industry.

Paul Hopkins, Solar Solve’s sales and marketing executive, said: “A number of Solasolv screens were originally supplied by our distributor in Singapore, and installed when the vessels were built at Bollinger Shipyard in the USA, back in 2007 and 2008.

“GulfMark has been installing Solasolv screens since 1997, and these latest orders show that they are obviously satisfied with the quality, service and reliability that the Solasolv brand offers.”

The South Shields company’s anti-glare screens are fitted in all types of ships, rigs and cranes across the world, boosting safety marine safety standards.

Julie Lightfoot, managing director of Solar Solve Marine, said: “Even after 17 years supplying this loyal customer, we take nothing for granted and continue to treat every customer like royalty, giving them personal service and letting them know how important they are to us.

“It’s good for Tyneside, good for Britain and good for our company.”




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