Video: Decommissioning Of Cargo Vessel MV Kaami

John Lawrie Metals Ltd, the Aberdeen headquartered metal waste recycling and processing experts, has announced the successful completion of a first-of-its-kind project in partnership with Kishorn Port Limited (KPL).

The project involved the downsizing and recycling of the MV Kaami, a general cargo vessel recovered six miles off the North West coast of Skye after running aground in March.

Image Credits: John Lawrie Group

Working to European ship recycling and SEPA regulations, John Lawrie’s team from its Evanton base in Easter Ross successfully carried out decommissioning work including the downsizing of the full structure. A total of 1,200te of material has been recovered which has now already been shipped for processing and recycling. Following a review in conjunction with the client, certain elements of the material have been considered for reuse purposes such as the propeller and the wheelhouse, with the wheelhouse already in position at a visitor’s viewing gallery overlooking the dry dock.

It is part of John Lawrie’s ethos to maximise the opportunity to reuse or recycle materials in order to minimise disposal. Working directly with operators, Tier 1 contractors or other waste management companies, the company’s expertise and experience lie in the onshore downsizing, deconstruction, processing, reuse and recycling of a wide range of subsea materials. With a clear focus on minimising waste, pollution and consumption of finite resources, improving sustainability, reducing environmental impacts and cutting carbon emissions, John Lawrie is a keen advocate of the circular economy.


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