GEAR | New Saudi ship recycling facility begins operations
UAE-based ship dismantling company Wreckdock recently opened a new recycling facility in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
The facility features four drydocks each measuring 350 to 500 metres long and fitted with eight quays allowing the use of heavy-duty cranes, magnets, and other tools. The company expects dismantling of end-of-life vessels can be completed within two weeks at the upgraded facility.
Activities at Wreckdock’s Al Jubail facility will comply with industrial requirements such as those of BIMCO Recyclecon, the Hong Kong Convention, and the EU’s Ship Recycling Regulation. The recycling will involve circular demolition, wherein a significant amount of demolition waste from the decommissioning project will be re-used or converted into raw material that can be traded to accredited customers.