is likely to give Swansea
Drydocks (SDL) permission to operate a ship repair and recycling facility
subject to a final consultation. Wales
SDL hopes to invest £4 million into the facility that will dismantle ships to extract scrap metal from them.
has given permission for the
facility to begin operation, but this is only a draft decision and it will
undertake a further consultation. Unless any further information comes forward
from the public that forces Environment Agency Wales to change its decision, it
will proceed with its decision. Wales
In a statement, the company said: “Phase one of SDL’s £4 million capital investment plan will soon be completed, including over £1 million spent on infrastructure improvements that meet environmental best practice, and new machinery and equipment is on order.
“Ships for recycling will begin arriving as soon as authorisation has been obtained by the Environment Agency.”
Source: Scrap-Ex News. By Paul Sanderson. 27 October 2011http://www.scrap-ex.com/news_events/news/metal/swansea_drydocks_gets_permission_ship_recycling_facility.html