CSL Argosy Orders SOLASOLV® Sunscreens

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CSL Argosy

By MarEx 2016-04-27 13:16:26

Solar Solve Marine, the British manufacturer of SOLASOLV® anti-glare, heat rejecting roller screens for navigation windows has won a contract to supply 17 SOLASOLV® screens to the CSL Argosy, a 74,000 DWT self-discharging bulk carrier.

Solar Solve have specialized in providing sun and glare protection to the marine and offshore industry for almost 30 years.  SOLASOLV® anti-glare screens are installed at the windows of all types of ships, rigs and cranes worldwide. Regarded as essential safety equipment, the screens effectively reject up to 87% of heat and up to 93% of glare from the sun, significantly reducing eye-strain and fatigue, and improving outward visibility.  SOLASOLV® sunscreens are the only screens in the world to be Type Approved by ABS, DNV-GL and Lloyds’.

CSL Argosy is owned by the CSL Group Inc., a leading provider of marine dry bulk cargo handling and delivery services and the world’s largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels.  Headquartered in Montreal, they are a Canadian-based, privately-owned shipping company.

CSL Argosy is a 244 meter panamax bulk carrier that was originally built in 1981 but was rebuilt with a new fore body in 2006. The vessel can carry 17,000 of net tonnage and has a discharge rate of up to 6,000 tons per hour depending on the cargo.

Paul Hopkins, from Solar Solve Marine commented, “Here we have another significant order for a vessel that despite being 35 years old is still continuing to install the latest modern equipment to ensure the safety of its crew and cargo.  The SOLASOLV® screens will help to significantly reduce glare, heat and reflection on the navigation bridge whilst the ship is at sea.”      

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.