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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 

UK company Solar Solve Marine reports that its products have been chosen for two vessels named after Queen Elizabeth - a cruise ship and an aircraft carrier.

Cunard’s Spirit-class cruise liner Queen Elizabeth, launched in 2010, is the second largest Cunard ship ever built and operates from Southampton, UK.  The 90,900gt vessel is 294m length oa, beam 32.3m and draught 8m. The keel-to-funnel height is 64.6m, the height above waterline is 56.6m and Queen Elizabeth can accommodate 2,092 passengers in 1,046 staterooms.

The UK Royal Navy’s new super aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carriers, the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy. She is named in honour of the first Queen Elizabeth, a renowned World War I era super-dreadnought battleship, which in turn was named after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I. 

At a ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland, on 4th July 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II officially named HMS Queen Elizabeth in front of a crowd including workers who helped build the ship. At 284m in length and with a displacement of 70,000 tons the vessel is capable of carrying up to 60 aircraft.  Its main structure has been built to accommodate future design changes and expansions over time and it is expected to last for 50 years.”

During the outfitting of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, Solar Solve Marine supplied specially developed, electrically operated Solasafe roller sunscreen products for installation at all of the windows on the Navigation Bridge and Flying Control room (FLYCO), as effective navigation safety aids.

More recently the South Shields, UK based marine equipment manufacturer and supplier has dispatched a consignment of its Solarola products to be installed at all of the navigation bridge windows on the Queen Elizabeth cruise liner. Type Approved by ABS, DNV-GL and Lloyd’s, when the screens are in use they protect the ship’s personnel from the sun’s heat, glare and UV light, creating a safe and comfortable working environment.

John Lightfoot, MBE, Solar Solve Marine’s chairman commented: “I have always been a great admirer of [Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's] hard work, commitment and dedication to her job, her country and the Commonwealth. I am immensely proud of the fact that Solar Solve continues to be associated with such a great lady and that we were selected by two very different but very astute shipowners to supply our products to their magnificent vessels.”

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