Creating a Finnish Ship Recycling industry
What happens to ocean liners at the end of their lifecycle? Until now, these ships have been demolished in India or Bangladesh, where workers’ conditions are not always as they should be. As EU regulation tightens, ships that have sailed under EU Member State flags must undergo certified demolition within the EU.
Almost a thousand ocean liners
are demolished globally every year.
Up to 90% of ship materials can be recycled.
Each ship weighs thousands of tonnes and contains valuable metals.
Following the demolition,
the materials can be worth millions of euros.
The creation of a demolition industry would create new jobs in Finland.
It would also provide opportunities for subcontractors.