A firm which makes anti-glare windows for ships, rigs and cranes has received an order to supply 49 of its roller screens to its Australian distributor.
South Shields-based Solar Solve Marine has received the order to supply the screens for the vessel HMAS Canberra, the first of two new landing helicopter docks which are being built for the Royal Australian Navy.
The ship will be the largest ship ever operated by the naval force.
Construction of the vessel began in 2011 and the hull was built by Navantia in Spain before being transported to BAE Systems Australia in late 2012 for completion.
The order follows a bouyant year for the firm’s order book with contract wins in Japan and Dubai for the specialist screens, which the company manufacture to cut glare, heat and ultraviolet light.
Paul Hopkins, sales & marketing executive at the firm, which employs 17 people, said: “We are delighted to be awarded such a prestigious contract.
“Solasolv sunscreens are installed on many foreign naval vessels throughout the world and we must thank our Australian Distributor and in particular Scott Dalziel who is based in Port Adelaide for all of his efforts in securing this order.”