Drydocks World wins Clean Shipping Award from Seatrade
Drydocks World and Maritime has received the Clean Shipping Award at the Seatrade Awards ceremony for the Chariot Robotics technology it has introduced in the yard.
Drydocks World has incorporated Chariot Robotics machines into the yards operations to reduce pollution and increase productivity.
This hydro-blasting method on a vessel’s hull emits zero toxins to the environment and the eco-friendly enclosed blasting and painting sheds with dust and fumes extraction systems minimise air emissions through a grit recycling system that is capable of using 100% recycled steel grit.
Several studies were done at the start of the project to understand the technology and its implications in Drydocks World. Both these studies and the technology revealed the feasibility of investing in the Robotics machines.
The equipment operations were modified to suit Drydocks World’s needs with the yard increasing the number of Robotics machines used to 20% of all maintenance and repair operations.
The introduction of the machines is part of Drydocks World’s “Zero Harm” approach to shipbuilding, an effort to carry out its work with minimal impact on to health, safety and the environment.
“The group maintains a responsibility towards the environment, people and society and marine industry. Implementing such cutting-edge environmentally friendly technology demonstrates the yards dedication to sustainable innovation for the future,” Drydocks World said in a press release.