Sustainable and affordable alternative to end-of-life ships
DECOM offers a sustainable and affordable alternative for end-of-life ships that would otherwise be irresponsibly scrapped outside Europe.
In many cases, end-of-life ships are scrapped under poor social and environmental conditions, often in yards and beaches outside Europe. This poses unacceptable risks to people and the environment. Yet it still happens on a large scale. At DECOM Amsterdam, maritime objects are dismantled in a circular and environmentally responsible manner. Hazardous materials, such as asbestos, NORM materials, oil residues, lead or paint containing chromium-6, are removed, separated and processed in an environmentally responsible manner. Valuable raw materials, such as iron, copper and aluminum, are given a new life and offered to specialized parties for reuse.