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Captain returns for more blinds

The MS Epsilon, is a 186m ROPAX Ferry which is chartered by Irish Ferries and sails between Holyhead, Dublin and Cherbourg. In June, Sola-Cure received an initial order for 5 anti-glare blinds to be fitted on the bridge windows. We are pleased to report that since this initial supply, we have been informed of the Captains ‘delight’ with our blinds. The crew has since instructed their Cyprus based ship management company to order more! Our thanks to the crew..   Go raibh maith agat.

MS Epsilon Ferry , Chartered by Irish Ferries
MS Epsilon Ferry, Ordered Anti-Glare Blinds

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Aegean’s new Aframax Tanker fitted with Sola-Cure blinds

In April 2018, news broke of the successful launch of the new 113,000 dwt Aframax tanker, built at Cosco Zhoushan shipyard in China to yard number N753. The vessel has undergone the outfitting work since then with expectations that she will be finished before the end of August. The vessel is the first in a series of 2 ships built and is classified by LRS. Owners Aegean Shipping are proud to boast the tanker has been built to the latest technological, environmental and commercial requirements of the shipping industry.

Sola-Cure supplied 14 of our LRS type approved blinds on board, meeting the required lead time of just 2 weeks including delivery.

Vessel launch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f91gWoZz8z0&feature=youtu.be

 

Aframax Tanker. Fitted with Sola-Cure marine blinds
Aframax tanker China, Fitted with sola-cure blinds

 

 


 

 

New world first ferry join our reference list

New World First Ferry of Hong Kong, operates a fleet of 17 vessels providing reliable, safe and excellent ferry services to its passengers. First Ferry deploys triple, double deck and fast ferries to operate the ferry service in inner harbour and outlying islands, including North Point-Hung Hom and North Point-Kowloon City, as well as Central-Cheung Chau, Central-Mui Wo and Inter Islands (between Peng Chau, Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan and Cheung Chau).

New World ordered anti-glare blinds for one of its vessels in July 2018. With a production plant based in Shanghai, Sola-Cure was able to make and deliver the blinds in a matter of days. We are now delighted to add New World to our impressive reference list.

New World Ferries. Hong Kong. Anti-Glare Blinds
New World Ferries, Hong Kong. Anti-Glare Blinds

 

 


 

 

Sola-Cure readies itself for SMM 2018

As ever, the largest of all Maritime trade shows is eagerly anticipated here at Sola-Cure headquarters. This year, Sola-Cure shall be represented by our agents in Germany and Italy. Our German agent, Gehna (www.gehna.de) can be located in Hall B6, stand #111. You can also find our Italian agent, Aldogalli (www.aldogalli.com) in Hall B8, stand #129.

We are pleased to be associated with both the above and encourage visitors from Germany and Italy to take some time to talk with our friends about how Sola-Cure can help combat the sun on board your vessel.

 

 


 

Skipper Expo visitors can now buy Sola-Cure blinds on the stand at Bristol.

Visitors to the annual Skipper Expo trade show in Bristol this year will have the option of purchasing Sola-Cure anti-glare blinds on the stand (stand #31), at the show. This is a first for Sola-Cure and is in response to feedback received by the show organisers, from the 2017 event. It seems visitors want more items available to buy at the show. So, we’re providing exactly that!

In addition to our made to measure blinds, usually supplied inside a cassette and with a cord pulley system, Sola-Cure also produces a simpler ‘Luxury sunblind’. This blind comes without the cassette and is operated by hand on the bottom rail. Operating cords are usually needed on large windows or where the rake of the glass means that reaching the bottom rail is difficult. Luxury Sunblind’s are perfect for the smaller wheelhouse where reach isn’t an issue. Blinds are available in 5 different widths and 2 colours; Grey/Silver and Grey/Gold.

Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol. 27-28th September https://www.maramedia.ie/bristol-home

 

 


 

 

Sola-Cure plays a small role in the biggest project

It’s often said that ‘Home is where the heart is’! We were therefore delighted for the North-West region of England to hear that Cammell Laird had won the contract to refit the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria. The £49.5m refit is the biggest ever undertaken by the yard. The vessel is one of the largest vessels operated by the Ministry of Defence and is at the forefront of British Naval operations. The work took 10 months to complete and over 450 workers at the yard, including apprentices.

Sola-Cure attended the yard in early July to confirm the shape and dimensions of each of the 19 windows inside the bridge. Anti-glare blinds were supplied for each as part of the outfitting schedule of works. We wish continued success to all at Cammell Laird and congratulate you on this recent success.

Fort Victoria. Fitted with Anti-Glare Blinds
Fort Victoria. Fitted with Anti-Glare blinds