Solar Screens To Make Tanker Operation Environment-friendly

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  • Solar screens are to be installed on Ukrainian river tanker.
  • In mid-July, South Shields based Solar Solve Marine, dispatched a consignment of SOLAROLA sunscreens to a UK based customer.
  • It is for the installation at the navigation bridge windows of UBC AMOSOV, a revolutionary new Ukrainian registered and owned inland river tanker.

A news report published in the Solar Solve in its official website reveals the solar screen installation on the new Ukrainian river tanker.

Vessel in Black Sea

At present the vessel isin the Black Sea area and it is where she mainly trades.

When not moving cargos in Rivers and Inland Waterways she is part of a revolutionary new STS (Ship-to-Ship) operation for loading sunflower oil, as reported in The Odessa Journal on 19th May of this year. Her length overall (LOA) is 104.9 meters and her width is 11.4 meters.

Expert view

Mark Weatherburn, Solar Solve’s Technical Administrator, worked on the project and commented, “When the first ship-to-ship transfer took place there were no sunscreens at the navigation bridge windows of UBC AMOSOV and we don’t know for sure if solar glare was a significant problem at the time.”

“However, we do know with great certainty, that once these new Type Approved SOLAROLA sunscreens are installed and brought into use, they will greatly enhance the operational environment for the personnel on the navigation bridge by further improving the health and safety conditions in which they work.”

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Source: Solar Solve

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