The iconic ASRY has recently obtained the statement of compliance certificates for the Hong Kong Convention and European Ship Recycling Regulations. ASRY has also obtained ISO 30000 certification for Ship Recycling from DNV. “As ASRY continues on its modernisation drive,” commented ASRY Managing Director, Mazen Matar, “environmental sustainability is a vital part of the facility’s future operations. As a responsible member of the maritime industry, we must not tolerate harmful and dangerous practices of ship recycling, which are common practice across the globe. We have now achieved compliance with the strictest international standards with a view to being able to offer a sustainable, responsible and affordable alternative for vessel owners with end-of-life maritime assets. There is also natural synergy with nearby steel production facilities, who can benefit from this new initiative.”
Dammam Shipyard is located in the eastern province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This boutique yard is managed by Al Blagha Holding Group, a Saudi Arabian group of companies of diversified commercial and investment activities established in 1991. Apart from Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) for ship/rigs and naval vessels, ship recycling and marine vessel owner and operator, the group's dynamic portfolio includes infrastructural development, construction and general investment.
Alexandros Nomikos, the Managing Director of Dammam Shipyard commented, "at each level within the company we are focused in providing high quality works, conducted in the safest manner and within the agreed timeframes. We are not new to ship recycling. We are happy to receive the EU SRR, HKC and ISO 30000 certification from IRS and offer our valuable clients a sustainable and responsible approach, that of green ship recycling, according to highest applicable international standards. In this regard we would like to continue building bridges and business acumen between EEC and Dammam Shipyard."