A “ship of the future” will soon transport salt from Seleine Mines
Starting in April 2022, the M/V Nukumi, a unique bulk carrier, will transport de-icing salt from the Seleine Mines on Grosse-Île, north of the Magdalen Islands.
The ship, designed specifically by Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) for the needs of Windsor Salt, began its maiden voyage this week from China where it was built.
This state-of-the-art ship of the future, with a capacity of 26,000 deadweight tons, will open a new path for safe, sustainable and efficient navigation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Great Lakes region.
A project that is in line with Techsol Marine’s vision of the future and to which we are truly pleased to contribute.
Indeed, the M/V Nukumi has several innovative features that will help reduce CO2 emissions and improve the ship’s energy efficiency, including:
- Tier 3 diesel-electric engines and an energy management system designed and manufactured specifically for the new ship by the Techsol Marine team;
- Unique hull design to reduce the ship’s friction.
On the environmental side, a ballast water treatment system will reduce the transfer of invasive species and quieter machinery will reduce ship noise to protect North Atlantic right whales and other marine mammals in the St. Lawrence.