SHIP BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
CSL has introduced the latest Japanese Integrated Material Management concept in which at the basic design stage itself not only all high value and long lead items that go into the ships are identified, but also the method of outfitting viz. Unit/On block/On board is also finalized. Portable painting sheds are used for efficient and fast painting of the hull blocks.
The tie-up with the renowned shipbuilder M/s Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries (IHI), Japan and with Shipping Research Services (SRS), Norway for building Crude Oil Tankers have provided exposure to the latest ship building technology adopted in Japan and Europe and hence the confidence to take up more challenging jobs.
CSL uses the 'state of the art' TRIBON shipbuilding package for undertaking basic design, structural, machinery and electrical design. With over 80 workstations, and fully trained personnel, CSL has world class capabilities to undertake ship designs. 3D hull, piping and electrical models are created leading to error free and optimum ship designs. Information for various NC equipment are also generated on these systems.
From the very inception of the yard itself, strict quality control techniques had been adopted. As a result, quality of the ships constructed at CSL have been very good and lauded by ship owners and classification societies. CSL has in its premises a well-equipped laboratory capable of undertaking all NDT tests. The laboratory is approved by various classification societies.
Four Nos. Blast / Paint Shops of size 20 x 20 x 11 m are equipped for blasting and painting of fabricated units in controlled and favourable ambient conditions. Blasting using graded copper slag and Painting using modern air-less spray painting machines are carried out to provide the most effective coatings on steel structures. The entire methodology, process and finished surface are checked and vetted by well qualified and experienced personnel from CSL and the paint manufacturer.