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The front yard area where the vessels are recycled is 6,000 sq.m. and it is suitable for recycling of 1 ULCC and 1 Aframax simultaneously. It is fully covered with impermeable concrete flooring and a highly effective drainage system.

The back yard is about 65,000 sq.m. The large steel blocks of the vessels are received from the front yard and then recycled into smaller sizes, assorted and delivered to steel recycling mills.

The site hosts essential elements such as an oxygen storage tank, fire station, electric room, restrooms, toilets, waste storage area, hazardous waste storage areas, labour quarters, etc.

Yard Facts:

  • Shipyards at Alang recycle approx. half of the ships salvaged around the world
  • Alang is located on the western coast of Gulf of Cambay near Alang-Sosiya Village
  • It is located approx.. 50 km. from Bhavnagar, on the Veraval State Highway
  • There are about 163 ship recycling yards ranging from 1350 sq.m. to 3600 sq.m.
  • There are 10 ship recycling yards for VLCC having an area of approx. 5800 sq.m.
  • The nearest airport is Bhavnagar (BHU)
  • Alang port is covered under the extended port limit of Talaja Port, as per Government of Gujarat, Ports & Fisheries Dept. Notification dated 8/9/1995
  • Out of the 170 functional yards at Alang, at least 100 have the ISO 9,001, 14,001, 18,001, with at least 50 yards holding the fourth additional certification of ISO 30,000
  • By arming themselves with ISO, the Indian yards are fully capable of green ship recycling
  • The Gujarat Maritime Board has invested millions of rupees to create facilities for the safe disposal of hazardous wastes generated from recycling activities
  • On an average, Alang recycles about 500 ships with annual sales turnover over $1.3 Billion every year
  • At full operating capacity, this industry both directly and indirectly employs more than 200,000 workers
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