In cooperation with Leviathan GmbH, German Naval Yards welcomes the first ship that is to be recycled sustainably at its yard in Kiel. Parts of the ship will be transformed into works of art.

In times of sustainability and increased environmental awareness, Leviathan GmbH from Cuxhaven has developed a process for green and emission-free ship recycling. Together with German Naval Yards in Kiel, the sustainable recycling process will now be applied for the first time on a 41-metre-long landing boat.

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The pilot project started today, 20 June, and is expected to be completed within six weeks, by the end of July. After a successful trial, approval in accordance with EU Regulation 1257 (EU Ship Recycling Regulation) will be applied.

The experts at Leviathan will receive full support from the experienced workers from German Naval Yards and suitable shipyard facilities are made available for the project.

‘For German Naval Yards, which traditionally builds and converts vessels, environmentally friendly recycling is a welcome new challenge that we gladly embrace,’ says Sofien Lamiri, chief operating officer at the German shipyard.

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Materials offered to artists

The project partners offer artists the opportunity to reuse parts and materials of the vessel to further process them or to convert them into works of art. All interested artists are welcome to contact:

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