Global Impact, Ship breaking
Environment protection and simultaneous development
With the rise in awareness towards maritime environment, there have been several changes in the process of ship breaking, which have given rise to a new term – green ship recycling.
There are several reasons which that have made the concept of green ship recycling famous. But the main ones are,
- To isolate those parts of the ship which are harmful and dangerous to both marine and human lives
- To conserve marine ecosystem by proper discarding ship breaking waste
- Reusing those parts of the ship that are important and can be re-used success fully while making new ships, thus saving resources
- To benefit the ship owner by optimum utility of the ship’s parts
One of the major harmful materials that are disposed off with the help of green ship recycling process is asbestos. Asbestos has been banned from being used in ships from the past three decades. But the ships in which asbestos had been used initially need to be recycled. Continuous exposure to asbestos can cause problems not just to the marine life forms but also to the people aboard the ship. This is why ships with asbestos need to be recycled with far more caution.
Our labs are so well equipped that the success rate for the disposal of the harmful materials is nearly around 99%.
Gepil is operating, maintaining and expanding existing infrastructure on behalf of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) for facilitating the collection, transport, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes, Municipal solid wastes generated from the ship dismantling yards situated at Alang-Sosiya ship breaking yard.
GEPIL is operating secured landfill cells with leachate sump and GWM wells.
- Cell 1/ Dedicated for asbestos and glass wool wastes
- Cell 2/ Dedicated for other hazardous wastes
- Cell 3/ Dedicated for municipal wastes
GEPIL is having the following facilities for the ship breaking industry at the facility:
- Intermediate storage & segregation facility
- Vehicle cleaning facility
- Environmental Laboratory
- Bilge Treatment Plant
- Transport vehicle as per CPCB transport rules
- Weigh Bridge Facility
- Office Building, Computerized wastes tracking system
- Incineration facility (tie up with TSDF Surat)