Scottish drydock primed for ship recycling transformation

One of the largest drydocks in the UK will be transformed into a ship recycling facility.

ATLAS Decomissioning has taken over the Inchgreen Dry Dock, situated to the west of Glasgow in the Firth of Clyde, and will use the site to dispose of marine infrastructure.

The company already has contracts in place for a number of containerships to be scrapped at the Scottish site, which lies at the heart of what used to be Inverclyde’s old shipbuilding district.

A number of Scottish areas are looking to position themselves as leaders in the growing offshore decommissioning business, with Aberdeen and Dundee on the east coast leading the way.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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