Leviathan and German Naval Yards to be the powerhouse of European green ship recycling.
Cuxhaven/Kiel/Rotterdam, September 21st 2022 – Leviathan GmbH announced a close cooperation with German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH.
During the presentation at Ship Recycling Lab in Rotterdam, Leviathan announced its cooperation with German Naval Yards on facilitating green and sustainable ship recycling. The companies have signed a Letter of Intent to join their forces to be the powerhouse of European green ship recycling. The disruptive technology developed by Leviathan can now be offered to ship owners in a dock of 426x88m, supported by outstanding infrastructure and excellent workforce of German Naval Yards.
This cooperation will be game changing within the ship recycling market, making the first sustainable and almost emission free ship recycling world-wide possible by using cold water cutting technology. First ships are expected to be accepted for green recycling in Kiel soon.
The initial proof of concept was validated on the first recycling project. Leviathan’s robot-assisted cold water cutting technology is further developed and enhanced. After this success, scale-up and recycling according to EU-Reg. 1257 (SRR) and Hong-Kong Convention are the next steps.
Simeon Hiertz, Founder & Managing Partner of Leviathan stated: “Now our vision of automated, people- and environmental-friendly ship recycling is becoming a reality. At the same time, we are securing important steel as a raw material for European steel production, assisting European steelmakers to reduce their carbon footprint.”
Rino Brugge, CEO of German Naval Yards, adds: "The cooperation between our companies marks a milestone in the ship recycling industry. Together with Leviathan we are proud to contribute to achieving a more sustainable circular economy in the maritime industry."
The process of green ship recycling developed by Leviathan is a key for a true circular economy in the European steel industry. By using green produced steel scrap the steel industry can save 1.6 Tonnes CO2 for each produced ton of new steel.
About Leviathan GmbH:
Leviathan GmbH is the first ESG-compliant and almost emission free ship recycling company in Germany and Europe. The recycled ships are valuable resources for a circular economy with significant savings in CO2-emissions and an increased steel supply guarantee for the European economy. The founders have a long track record as surveyors in the maritime industry and are working more than ten years on sustainable recycling technologies for ships. The company has a broad network of supporters in politics and other companies, supporting the mission of Leviathan to apply innovative and modern technologies for green ship recycling in Europe. More information on: www.leviathan.eu
About German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH
With more than 180 years shipbuilding tradition and a unique yard infrastructure GERMAN NAVAL YARDS is specialized in building of large and technically complex naval ships such as corvettes, frigates and OPVs. The efficient infrastructure includes the largest dry dock in the Baltic region (426 meters long) and the 900-ton gantry crane. More information on: www.germannaval.com