San Giorgio del Porto , together with its sister company Chantier Naval de Marseille(CNdM) is a one-stop solution for repair, conversion and refitting operations in the shipping industry.
Ship repair and maintenance are the core business of the yards: from mid-range ships to the giants of the sea, SGdP and CNdM have the facilities, the necessary teams and the technical know-how to carry out any kind of repairs on all types of vessels.
In addition to standard repair and maintenance services, the shipyards also offer specialvalue-added options. Major engine and equipment makers are their regular partners and their have selected qualified service providers. Both shipyards are able to execute all kinds of work on vessel propulsion, ranging from removal of tail shafts and rudders to complete overhaul of thrusters or azipod in our workshops.
SGdP and CNdM, together with its partner T. Mariotti, are able to provide fully customized refitting services and conversion operations. Whether the owner wants to give a new look to his old vessel, renew or revamp existing areas, boost the ship’s capacity or improve its efficiency, their teams are able to design, manage and execute any project, regardless of its complexity.
The shipyards have strong expertise in applying all types of paint and the latest washing technologies are used, such as robotic vacuum blasting with ultra-high pressure water cleaning up to 3,000 bar for dustless hull or deck treatment. They also carry out such services as tank coating, engine overhauls, electrical works, as well as overhaul and repair of electric motors and alternators.
SGdP has decided to develop, in line with the European Regulation and Hong Kong Convention, a new branch of business specialized in ship dismantling and recycling. The first such project involved recycling and dismantling of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.
A ship has a high content of hazardous waste on board, such as asbestos, paints and resins, mineral oils, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), dioxins and furans. Pollutants may be released into the environment through demolition and are detrimental to the health of workers. The safety rules and regulations of an advanced selective waste collection and disposal system ensure safety for the environment and workers.
This approach requires the availability of appropriate facilities with certified quality, use of specific professional skills, and the proper management tools capable of handling even the most complex projects.
At SGdP, the pursuit of high quality health, safety, security and environmental standards is regarded as an essential factor in client satisfaction and an unavoidable duty in respect of everybody. The environmental monitoring system provides for continuous control of surface water, sub-surface water, sedimentation, noise and atmospheric pollution (deposimeters and an air quality control unit).
San Giorgio del Porto holds Integrated Environmental Authorization for activities related to the dismantling and recycling of the Costa Concordia and also has all the certification and authorization documents for the Health & Safety, Security,
Environment and Quality management systems (9000 / 14000 / 18000) of the company, in addition to ISO 30000:2009 certification for management of the dismantling and recycling processes of decommissioned ships (Ship Recycling Management).
The Port of Genoa is the only Mediterranean port equipped with a dedicated water treatment plant.
SGdP was the first shipyard entered in the Italian Register of Naval Demolishers on April 30, 2014 for ISO 30000:2009 Certification for Ship Recycling Management Systems, issued by RINA Classification Services. This certification was awarded to attest safe and environmentally sound ship recycling facilities.
The Ship Recycling Consortium’s project, composed by San Giorgio del Porto and Saipem has been involved in the dismantling and recycling of the Costa Concordia wreck. The project has been carried out in four distinct operational stages with a total duration of 24 months from July 2014 to July 2017.
The dismantling activities has been arranged in such a way to maximize the separation of the various types of waste materials and recovery operations, involving about 80% of the materials. About 50,000 tons of steel and metals from the Concordia wreck has been fully recycled.
Highly trained technical personnel with experience in environmental protection, demolition projects, naval engineering, and waste management, has been used when carrying out these activities.
After arriving at the wreck area, the Ship Recycling Consortium mapped out and submitted to public authorities a detailed Ship Recycling Plan that describes all of the activities provided for within the framework of the dismantling project.
The Ship Recycling Plan also included a detailed Waste Management Plan that outlined how to manage the various procedures (dismantling/recovery/reuse) for all the materials produced during the operations.
The stages of the dismantling project for the Costa Concordia wreck has been:
Stage 1: Arrival of the Concordia wreck (July 2014).
Stage 2: Transfer to the Molo ex Superbacinio and dismantling of decks 17 to 2 (May 2015).
Stage 3: Preparatory activities for transfer of the wreck to Dry Dock No. 4 (From June 2015 to September 2016).
Stage 4: Final dismantling operations (month 2015).
Strongly committed to QHSSE, SGdP and CNdM recognize the importance of providing high quality standards and consider as their primary focus to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for the shipyard’s staff and partners.
The shipyars operations relate to an environment where a broad range of inter-related activities is required, so over the years the experience has provided the tools to devise and implement a comprehensive QHSSE system.
The staff is qualified by GTT to manage LNG membrane type repairs, and both companies offer the full range of specialized activities, including membrane tank testing, cryogenic piping, valve and pump overhauls through carefully selected qualified service providers and extensive network of subcontractors.
As a minimum, the shipyards assure following priority actions that are necessary to optimize the activity control of the project, make it more efficient to reach higher standards, both in direct and indirect specific processes and in the general management:
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