Circular Maritime Technologies International (CMT) introduced a circular process for the ship breaking industry, aiming to provide a solution to the problem of dangerous ship scrapping.
MT said that in its yard “no human lives will be put at risk as the ships will be taken out of the water and dismantled by a fully mechanized and automated system.”
The CMT project will soon launch its proof-of-concept prototype in the Netherlands. Following a business model, CMT will set up yards with international partners and attract business from shipowners by matching the price paid by South Asian competitors.
In addition, the CMT yard runs on its own power and produces clean steel, related to green steel production. The yard will reduce the size of the vessel step by step through various automated tools, up to the point where each part of the ship’s steel structure is reduced to many small pieces.
The CMT yard will go from a 3D structure to a 2D material package of steel plates. This process is executed by tailored control tools and software, but overseen by CMT staff.
CMT has said that if we act, we will act the whole way, until the point where we can say we have achieved our maximum potential. CMT can no longer accept that the ship recycling business exists as it does at present