When Boskalis decommissions ships it is standard practice to see to it that they are dismantled both responsibly and safely.
Sustainable ship dismantling taken to the next level in Mexico
- a hard surface
- certification of the yard
- the responsible disposal of waste.
Leading by example
An independent audit was instructed by Boskalis and was carried out by classification society Germanischer Lloyd. Subsequently, the pilot project to dismantle the Para and the Mercurius was carried out. Based on the lessons learned from these two vessels, the dismantling procedures were further improved for the dismantling of the third vessel, the Amstel. Two of our own technical superintendents on site monitored the progress. During this time, we made suggestions on how the dismantling could be improved which frequently was of a procedural nature. Boskalis also brought in scientists from the Marine Science department at the University of Baja California to monitor air, water and soil quality and the disposal of hazardous materials. In December 2014, during the scrapping of the cutter suction dredger Amstel, Merijn Hougee, board member of NGO Shipbreaking Platform visited the yard with representatives from Boskalis and met with Roberto Curiel (owner ISP/Amaya Curiel yard) and representatives of the University of Baja California.