Shipbreaking yard eyed in northeast England

Aug 16, 2005 | 11:00 AM | Ben Garside

British shipbuilder Swan Hunter (Tyneside) Ltd. is in discussions with Dutch shipbreaking venture NV Ecodock that could lead to a £40-million ($72.4-million) ship-scrapping operation on the Tyne River in northeast England.

"It's at a very early stage," Swan Hunter project director John Mitchell said. "We are looking at the possibility of doing shipbreaking work, primarily with (U.K.) Ministry of Defence ships. Swan Hunter has done some oil and gas installation demolition work in the past and we are now in exploratory discussions with (Ecodock managing director) Doebren Mulder, who has visited with us,....





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