Ship demolition or ship recycling is a needed service in the industry that should be left to licensed dismantlers who have the skills and know-how to tackle this challenging and necessary process. Ship breaking companies, such as our subsidiary Scrap Metal Services Brownsville, are recyclers for ships that have reached their end.
Removing raw materials from the ships allows the scrap to be recycled and made into new products. Worker safety is the top priority as well as maintaining the ship’s stability during the process. There are federal workplace safety guidelines that have to be followed by ship breaking companies and we are on top of the industry and what needs to be done.
Projects are taken on a case-by-case basis as no two ship breaking procedures are the same. The ferrous or non-ferrous materials are thoroughly analyzed carefully. New strategies and plans are put together if the initial idea will affect the stability of the ship or the workers.
At Scrap Metal Services, we are a premier ship breaking company with years of experience and clients such as the U.S government and the U.S. Maritime Administration. We also work with various barge and vessel owners throughout the country and world.
We have been awarded the highest environmental and safety rating in the U.S. from the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration for our services in the recycling arena.
Our ship breaking company had the honor to handle a historic and important project: the dismantling of the USS Forrestal, the Navy’s initial supercarrier.
Ships are dismantled at the point when a ship age is no longer economically viable to operate. Anywhere from 200 to 600 large ships are broken down each year around the world. There is a lot of labor involved in the process to dismantle a ship as everything must be off it and its infrastructure has to be dealt with as well.
We ensure proper disposal and recycling of all of the ship’s materials, all while concentrating on the safety of our workers.
Before each project is launched, it needs to be considered carefully as to what work will be done. But this plan is not set in stone as it is a fluid and constantly moving procedure due to what is discovered or happening at any point during the ship dismantling. The team on the projects needs to be able to adjust appropriately and safely to any changing situation.
Ship Breaking Companies provide a vital service to the industry, government, and private owners. While our headquarters are in Burnham, Ill., we have offices and scrap processing facilities in locations across the United States. Contact our main offices at (708) 730-1400 or connect with us online and we can answer all your questions about ship breaking.