Built on our experience with recycling, decommissioning and IHM, we offer world-class consultancy services to help navigate regulations and quality assess shipyards and recycling facilities
The Basel Convention, EU Ship Recycling Regulation, and EU Waste Shipment Regulations have set up good legal barriers to ensure safe and environmentally sound disposal but can be troublesome to navigate. In addition, there can be variations in flag state and other national regulations and sometimes additional waste-specific conventions that must be considered, not to mention new amendments to the existing regulations. Grieg Green has been helping ship and rig owners navigate correctly through the regulations since 2011.
Grieg Green has become experienced in mapping the various regulations for different countries. We identify what you need to be compliant with at the different stages of the process and can help in the preparation of supporting documents for competent authorities. This way the risk of delays and related costs is significantly reduced.
Our Haz Mat expertise is useful to help you document various substances, i.e. which can be left on board and what needs to be removed prior to export – again helping you reduce cost.
Grieg Green can provide ad-hoc services, specific to your needs. Grieg Green has a high standard of quality and is a market leader in sustainable recycling.
Regulatory Consultancy examples include:
- Mapping the process of export and import of end-of-life assets for recycling in different scenarios
- Operational regulations for specific areas of the Oil & Gas sector
- Gap-analysis between two countries’ regulations, both operational and environmental regulations.
- Re-deployment of idle assets into new countries,
- Regulatory mapping of a country’s laws for the commissioning of new projects
- Regulations to transfer assets between sectors.
Ship Recycling Facility audits
As part of our Recycling services, we provide Ship Recycling Facility audits. The purpose of the audit is to evaluate the yard in accordance with IMO Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (2009), taking into account the updated IHM Guidelines (MEPC. 210(63)) developed by IMO, and EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR).
Our audit, in addition, provides a specific evaluation where the regulations are vague, based on our experience with high standards and best practices. We do not certify or provide any statement of compliance or approval, and the audit result shall be considered an overview of the situation on the day of the audit, as far as could be observed in the time available. A full audit report is provided with a quantitative compliance score (%) as well as a qualitative evaluation of the findings.
Shipyard audit on Human Rights, Safety and Environment
Our Shipyard audit on Human Rights, Safety and Environment will support your company in your selection process of shipyard for drydocking, repair and newbuilding, and be an important tool in achieving transparency in the industry.
Our audit questionnaire is based on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Verification of workers’ conditions and freedom is sought through documentation, observation and interviews.
As safety is an integral part of Decent Working Conditions, a section is dedicated to safe working practices, including but not limited to hot work, confined spaces, exposure to harmful substances and work at height.
Our extensive experience in auditing and supervision of Ship Recycling Facilities is applied also to the practical approach to environmental protection. The environmental section focuses on local protection of the environment (air, water, soil and living organisms), including waste management with special attention to hazardous waste and its downstream handling.
An audit by us consists of a document review and site inspection. The Document review is to verify that the yard has documented policies and procedures to support Human Rights, Safety and Environment. The site inspection is to verify that the practices are in line with expectations, certificates and the yard’s own policies and procedures.