Combined perspectives, local solutions
From platforms and ships to wind turbines, hundreds of offshore installations and maritime objects will reach the end of their lifecycle in the coming decades.
With a history of exploring new worlds and possibilities, the Amsterdam IJmuiden area is stepping up to the challenge of finding innovative and sustainable ways to decommission and recycle offshore and large maritime objects.
DecomMissionBlue originated from its partners shared ambition to tackle the growing challenge of decommissioning and recycling offshore & maritime objects.
Our network-based approach means we can follow our joint mission to find innovative and more sustainable ways to decommission and recycle offshore & large maritime objects. We are ready to work towards a circular and sustainable future with a clean North Sea.
With our network-based approach, we accept each decommissioning challenge by combining 5 different perspectives, representing the key objectives of the Amsterdam IJmuiden Region:
By combining perspectives and expertise, DecomMissionBlue actively and continuously challenges itself to produce innovative new solutions and seek more sustainable ways to decommission. By sharing knowledge and learning from each other’s experiences.
With around 1000 tonnes transported in each shipment, vessels can carry far higher volumes of materials than trucks, leading to significantly lower CO2 emissions. Moreover, by filtering the waste released during decommissioning, mercury and radioactive substances can be separated from the liquid fraction to reduce mercury and radioactive residue levels.
With the yard’s central location and the complementary expertise of its different partners, DecomMissionBlue can decommission and process all materials within a radius of 10 miles, thus minimising emissions and the ecological footprint of the process.
The long offshore heritage of the region means that local industry and local players know each other well, forming a strong network that often cooperates on (decommissioning) projects.
Building a circular economy is an important objective of the Amsterdam IJmuiden region. Recycling materials and re-using resources is therefore key to each decommissioning project.
Contaminated objects are cleaned for reuse or recycled. Steel can be recycled by Tata Steel, oil and fats are recycled for re-use as biofuels while demolition waste such as wood, paper, rubble and plastic are separated for 90% re-use.
DecomMissionBlue is focused on the future and is part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Amsterdam IJmuiden region. Continuously expanding its infrastructure and facilities to stimulate and support innovative new solutions.
Automating processes – by using a cutting robot, for instance – helps accelerate lead times, as does the use of the latest cleaning techniques. Rainwater can be collected to use for cleaning purposes while wastewater can be treated and re-used.
DecomMissionBlue’s unique collaboration of perfectly aligned, specialised partners working closely and directly together results in customised time and cost-efficient decommissioning solutions. Coordinated by a single point of contact, managing all the certifications, safety and quality requirements in the decommissioning industry.
Transportation over water by ships allows larger volumes to be moved at once, which is more efficient in terms of time as well as the environment. The automatization of processes also saves time and – by minimising waste – materials.