ClassNK verifies first SE Asia ship recycler

22 Aug 2017
ClassNK wants to promote and facilitate safe and environmentally-friendly ship recycling across the world

ClassNK wants to promote and facilitate safe and environmentally-friendly ship recycling across the world

ClassNK has verified its first SE Asia recycling facility paving the way for greener ship disposal across the region.

Tsuneishi Ship Recycling (Negros) Inc’s (TSRNI) Ship Recycling Facility Plan was found to be in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC).

“As the first South-East Asia initiative to carry out ship recycling in line with HKC, it represents a major step forward in our mission to promote and facilitate safe and environmentally-friendly ship recycling across the world,” said Junichi Hirata, project manager of Ship Recycling Team, ClassNK.

“Utilising experience and knowledge gained from our verification of facilities in Japan, China, India, and Turkey, we will proceed to verification process at TSRNI’s site with the same level of care and attention to detail.”

TSRNI is planned for construction in Negros Occidental, the Philippines and will be operated under the umbrella of Tsuneishi Group.

ClassNK said it is the first facility designed to comply with the HKC standard from its planning stage.

In preparation for the completion of the facility, TSRNI developed the SRFP required to obtain certification by competent authority according to the HKC in the future.

As the final part of the verification process, ClassNK will conduct the on-site inspection, including checks on facilities and actual recycling practices, when ship recycling work commences at TSRNI to confirm its processes conform to the SRFP.

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