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Ship Recycling & Inventory of Hazardous Materials

Every year, around 1,000 ships reach the end of their operating life. The European Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) was introduced to ensure proper vessel dismantling methods are used to achieve safe disposal or recycling of all ship components, including hazardous materials. To assist shipyards and owners with this process, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore supports preparation of an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) and development of a Ship Recycling Plan (SRP) that complies with EU SRR.

Shipyards must comply with numerous regulations governing hazardous materials, including EU SSR requirements concerning the ship dismantling process. To ensure compliance, vessel owners and operators need to draft, certify and maintain an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) to accompany the ship throughout its life. In addition, they must develop an approved Ship Recycling Plan (SRP) for dismantling a decommissioned vessel safely and without emitting harmful pollutants.

  • Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore helps you gain a comprehensive understanding of all mandatory regulations concerning hazardous materials and vessel dismantling

  • Our GreenPassport EU notation supports you to maintain compliance with EU SRR

  • Complying with EU SRR enables you to minimize reputational risk by ensuring people safety and environmental protection when dismantling vessels

  • We offer advanced digital tools that give you fast access to data

EU Ship Recycling Regulation & IMO Hong Kong Convention

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A Global IHM solution

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore can establish and certify an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) to help shipyards prepare for safe dismantling operations and enhance QHSE management.

GreenPassport EU notation

Prior to vessel construction, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore supports owners in obtaining GreenPassport EU notation by ensuring the compliance of all materials. This notation accompanies the ship throughout its life, guaranteeing safe and eco-responsible ship recycling upon dismantling.

Customized Ship Recycling Plans (SRPs)

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore helps shipyards develop Ship Recycling Plans (SRPs) tailored to the specific needs of vessels reaching the end of their operating life. These plans minimize risks during the dismantling process and prepare the ship for scrapping.

Management and monitoring of dismantling operations

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore helps limit potential risk to people and the environment throughout the dismantling process with rigorous monitoring of all phases. We provide onboard survey, hazardous materials sampling, and laboratory tests. Our advanced digital tools provide clients and surveyors alike with fast access to data.

What is Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

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Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore is the Technical Advisory, Asset Management and Assurance Solutions provider within our Marine & Offshore activities. These services shall be performed independently from Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore regulated activities, such as classification and statutory certification.