Aberdeen Airport – the latest control tower to benefit from Ritec ClearShield® renovation and ‘non-stick’ protection

Aberdeen Airport SMA Ritec on-site team recently travelled to Aberdeen Airport to renovate and protect the glass on the control tower with the unique ClearShield Eco-System®. Thanks to Ritec, the glass now looks as good as new, and having durable ClearShield® ‘non-stick’ easy-clean protection helps to maintain the clear view for longer. This results in air traffic controllers benefiting from optimal clarity – vital for day-to-day operations – while maintenance units require less time to clean the glass.

For over 30 years, Ritec have been specified by NATS (National Air Traffic Services, provider of air traffic services to 14 UK airports including Aberdeen) to renovate and protect several control towers in the UK. This is testimony to ClearShield’s excellent durability and performance in these kind of conditions where unburnt hydrocarbons, pollution and staining can cling onto ordinary unprotected glass, potentially compromising safety of aircraft movements if controllers have difficulty seeing out of dirty glass. ClearShield® is THE effective solution!

ClearShield® has already been applied to glass in many major airports around the world (not just airport control towers but terminal buildings as well), as the companies that own them understand the range of benefits it brings.

Do you have glass that could do with Ritec ClearShield® renovation and protection? Contact us now at info@ritec.co.uk for assistance.


Ride 4 Joseph


In December 2018, the unthinkable happened to Kay Collier, our friend @Cornwallglass, and her husband Darren. Their little boy Joseph was born sleeping at just 23 weeks old.

Adding to the obvious extreme distress, they then discovered that Joseph just does not exist in the eyes of the world. Having given birth pre 24 weeks, it is not legally possible to register his birth, 2nd December 2018, with Darren and Kay Collier as his parents. This is absolutely heart breaking; they know they had a son, but without having an official birth certificate, records will never show that he ever existed.

With no registered birth, there can be no registered death. The options offered to them were a private funded service with his body placed in a shared grave, a group hospital cremation or to be buried on their own private land, like a pet. He was too small to cremate to obtain many if any ashes. Any collected could have been scattered over a dedicated memorial garden at a cemetery.

The couple now wish to take action not just for Joseph or for themselves, but for all parents and children that will ever find themselves in a similar situation. Kay and Darren have bravely decided to start their own charity that will aim to raise money for a plot of land where sons and daughters who have been born through a late miscarriage can be laid to rest in a humane and respectful manner.

‘Ride 4 Joseph’ has therefore been created to raise funds in order to start the charity. It is a bike ride, over 300 miles, that Joseph’s Daddy, Darren, is doing dressed as a monkey riding a 20” BMX from London to Truro in Cornwall from 22-26 August 2019.

Their aim is to provide other parents, family and friends a recognisable place of rest for individual reflection, but also to give comfort that the children are in an angel community, all dancing and playing together.

We hope you can support Kay and Darren to reach their goal!

Read Joseph’s full story and donate here:

Ritec ClearShield® Gives Fans Perfect View at New Moscow Stadium

The recently-opened VTB Arena is a multi-purpose stadium in Moscow, Russia, built on the site of the demolished Dynamo Moscow stadium. The stadium, under one roof, unites two arenas: the Lev Yashin Dynamo Central Stadium named after the club’s legendary goalkeeper with a 25,716 capacity during football matches and up to 33,000 for concerts, and the multi-functional VTB Indoor Arena with a maximum 14,000 capacity, depending on the configuration of the site. The complex also includes a shopping and entertainment centre, office buildings, apartment buildings and a 5-star hotel. The total investment is estimated to be US$1.5 billion.

VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia

The first football match at the venue took place on 26 May 2019. After the event, Bayerisches Haus, a specialist manufacturer of joinery products, was tasked to create a pitchside fence. Many different options were considered and in the end, a tempered glass partition was the way to go. Immediately, the question arose on how to protect the glass from staining and discolouration. This was where Ritec Systems Russia – a partner of Bayerisches Haus – came in.

Inside the Lev Yashin Dynamo Central Stadium

As Ritec International’s official Marketing Partner for the region, Ritec Systems Russia were well placed to treat the 500m² glass partition on-site with award-winning ClearShield® ’non-stick’, durable easy-clean protection, upgrading it to ClearShield Eco-Glass®. The glass now resists dirt and staining so fans enjoy optimal clarity, and it will also be easier to clean and keep clean plus maintain a sparkling appearance for longer.

500m² of glass partitioning was treated with ClearShield, upgrading it to ClearShield Eco-Glass

Vadim Derbenev, CEO of Ritec Services Russia, commented: “It was a great honour for my team and I to be involved in such a large-scale and prestigious project. Together with our partner Bayerisches Haus, we quickly completed the protection of glass with the ClearShield Eco-System®, it was turned around in just 3 days. I trust the fans and maintenance teams will be happy with the ClearShield-protected glass!”

Vadim Derbenev (CEO) and Yuliya Derbeneva (Commercial Manager)

Vadim Derbenev (CEO of Ritec Systems Russia) and Yuliya Derbeneva (Commercial Manager of Ritec Systems Russia)

For more information on Ritec Systems Russia, visit http://www.ritecsystems.ru. For more about Ritec International, visit http://www.ritec.co.uk or email info@ritec.co.uk.