Nordic Shipyards

Best Available Techniques

Shipbuilding has a long tradition in all the Nordic countries. Hence, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the BAT Group under the Working Group for Sustainable Consumption and Production (also called HKP Group) awarded Vahanen Environment Oy, Finland, together with COWI AS, Denmark to prepare a Best Available Techniques (BAT) project on shipyards in the Nordic countries. The objectives of the project have been to:

  • review and describe the shipyard sector in the Nordic countries
  • review and describe the used techniques in the Nordic countries
  • identify and describe the Key Environmental Indicators from the Nordic perspective
  • identify and describe techniques that shall be included in the considerations of representing BAT in shipyards.

The scope of the project has included steel ships. The main focus has been on surface treatment in relation to maintenance and repair.

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