End-of-life ship Recycling


‘Ship recycling’ means the activity of complete or partial dismantling of a ship at a ship recycling facility in order to recover components and materials for reprocessing, for re-use, whilst ensuring the management of hazardous and non hazardous materials, and includes associated operations such as storage and treatment of components and materials on site.

Basic precondition for the recycling of ships is the issuance of the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) which must be prepared by specially trained surveyors and include samples analysis by accredited laboratories. The dismantling operations are considered high risk as vessels contain hazardous materials for humans and environment both, including asbestos, PCBs, waste oils etc., which should be managed in accordance to European and International Regulations.

Polyeco and its parent company Environmental Protection Engineering SA, have an extended experience in environmental issues related to end-of-life ships.

Services Provided:

  • Purchasing of vessels to recycling.
  • Preparation of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM).
  • Documentation for issuing all the necessary permits required under the International and European Regulations.
  • Ship Recycling to certified cooperating Demolition Facilities.
  • Monitoring and supervising the whole procedure.
  • Management and Final Disposal of hazardous and non hazardous wastes that come of ship recycling according to existing Laws and Regulations

Our approach to ship breaking is fully conformed will all the environmental, health and safety standards in this industry.