JRD believes that by achieving a SOC for HKC from Class NK , we have taken an important step towards upgrading to the ideal Green Ship Recycling Yard. However, the journey is never ending.
We have identified the following areas which concern ship owners the most when they evaluate a yard to see how 'Green " it really is .
Minimizing the environmental impact of this industry.
There are separate areas for processing absolutely clean blocks and these slightly contaminated blocks /blocks which may yield further waste after cutting for eg. Engine room machinery.
These sections have separate drainage and collection tanks. Water from the clean section is used for fire fighting and allowed to be discharged in the sea if needed. Water from the latter section is presumed contaminated and send to the TSDF.
All the debris from both the cutting areas which comprise of iron slag, glass wool bits, paint chips, rubber plastic and wood debris, dust and other waste is collected and passed through a segregation machine . This machine segregates the waste initially , where after the final segregation is done by hand and the arisings are then disposed off by sending the sand and stones to the beach , the non hazardous waste to local landfills and the balance to the TDSF to be treated as hazardous waste and disposed accordingly.
We believe that this system captures nearly ALL the waste generated and is possibly the highest standards of waste capture and disposal that once can achieve in ship recycling .