Dutch firms plan "green ship dismantling"

A consortium of Dutch firms backed by shipping giant P&O Nedlloyd is planning a "zero pollution" ship dismantling and recycling facility at the port of Eemshaven. The group includes waste treatment and metals specialists and says feasibility studies will be finished by October. Dock construction could start next year. Last December an international accord was struck over hazardous waste management during ship dismantling, most of which now happens in developing countries (EED 16/12/02). A glut of single-hulled oil tankers for dismantling is expected in coming years under a global phase-out. See consortium website.

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