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Fugro’s responsible vessel recycling

We operate a fleet of highly specialised vessels equipped with state-of-the-art data collection spreads. Our commitment to people and the planet includes minimising our vessels’ impact on the environment during design, construction, and operations, and at the end of their lifetime.

Fugro scrutinises every step of our vessel recycling process. We never beach our ships at substandard facilities; we only recycle our vessels at certified shipyards where we can track the recycling process almost to the last scrap of metal. Vessel recycling at Fugro follows our strict corporate vessel recycling procedures that comply with several conventions and EU regulation 1257/2013.

The recycling process consists of multiple phases, starting with the development of a vessel recycling project proposal plan, which goes through a rigorous internal authorisation process.

We then select a suitable certified Ship Recycling Facility (SRF) and, following a positive audit, contract their services using BIMCO’s RECYCLECON, which is an industry-standard contract for the sale of vessels for green recycling to ensure that the vessel is sold for the sole purpose of recycling and cannot be resold to any other party. At this stage, the SRF submits an Inventory of Hazardous Materials to Fugro before recycling begins and produces a Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP), for Fugro’s approval, which details the recycling for the entire vessel.

The SRF issues weekly progress reports to keep us updated on the recycling process. Any items that can be reused on other vessels are salvaged. Finally, once the physical recycling of the vessel is complete, the SRF issues a full and final recycling report and vessel recycling certificate.

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