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Able UK Shipbreaking in Hartlepool

ABLE own and operate what is probably the largest purpose-designed facility for recycling redundant marine structures including ships. The facility complies with health, safety and environmental standards of the UK, Europe and the USA. Clients for offshore structures decommissioning include some of the major international oil companies including BHP Hamilton, Exxon-Mobil, NAM BV, Phillips Petroleum, Shell UK, TotalFinaElf etc.

In addition, in 2003 the Company and facility were approved by the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the only company and facility outside the US approved to dismantle redundant ships belonging to the US.

With the benefit of what is probably the largest dry dock in the world being some 25 acres, the facility can accommodate ships in the dry dock up to 366m long with an entrance to the dry dock of 122m. The maximum draft ships can be received is 12.5m. Note: the dry dock is also available for construction and remediation works.

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