European Metal Recycling (EMR) is transforming its 11.5 acre deep-sea dock in Scotland by December 2021. The site has a second phase expansion option that may include electric auto recycling capabilities and a large-scale metal processing subsection.
The company noted in a statement on Jun 28 that the site will be a lower carbon transport hub including its ability to manage larger bulk carriers. Bulk carriers manage loads up to 65,000mt and produce one-fifth of the per tonnage emissions of smaller vessels. Smaller vessels averaging 3,000mt operate commonly in that region and the new facility will promote the transfer towards bulk carrier use.
The investments will allow customers to benefit from competitive prices on scrap metal due to lower logistics costs, the company noted.
The dock will operate completely with renewable energy with planned connectivity for future equipment growth. The site will meet EMR’s net carbon neutrality by 2040.
EMR has partnered with Peel Ports and developer McLaughlin & Harvey for this project as it has for several prior initiatives including the South Street and Bellshill sites around the Glasgow docks.