Steel Block Production

The ship’s structure begins to take shape as steel panels are welded together to form blocks. Constructed in the shipyard’s hull workshops, each block – 223 construction blocks in all – are assembled into 42 larger units that will be erected on the slipway prior to...

Model Tank Testing

During tank testing, which takes place in the early stages in the design and engineering phase, a scaled model of the vessel undergoes resistance and propulsion tests to determine fuel consumption and maneuvering behavior.

Design and Engineering, and Equipment Selection

Based on the operational profile and requirements of the vessel, the design and engineering phase begins at the onset of the newbuild project. The ship hull form undergoes a feasibility study to determine its resistance in water. Following a model tank testing...

Shipyard Contract signing

The contract between CSL and Chengxi Shipyard for the construction of the new vessel was signed in August 2019. Once the contract signed, the shipyard assigns a hull number to the newbuild vessel for reference. In this case, the hull (the main body of steel of the...

Contract Signing

After a long-standing partnership and many years of planning, on September 18, 2019, Windsor Salt and CSL signed a long-term time charter contract on the basis of the construction of a new ship to service the Mines Seleine salt mine located on Grosse-Iles in the...