Metal recycler EMR is transforming its operations in Scotland with a multi-million pound development in Glasgow.
The 11.5-acre King George V West Quay (Berth 10) site will be EMR’s most innovative deep-sea dock in the UK, allowing the company to “transfer material in the most competitive and low carbon way possible”.
It means that, from December, EMR’s customers in central Scotland will benefit from more competitive prices for their scrap metal as logistics costs fall.
The new dock will highlight the long-term importance of the Clyde as a lower carbon transport hub as the world arrives in Glasgow for this November’s COP 26 climate change conference.
Among the environmental benefits of the new deep-sea dock will be its ability to accept bulk carriers up to 65,000 tonnes, which produce one fifth of the carbon emissions, per tonne of steel carried, compared with the smaller (3,000 tonne) vessels EMR currently operates in the area.
The development will also receive 100 per cent renewable electricity from Scottish Power and will have enhanced electrical connections to allow equipment used on the site in future to be fully electrified. This will ensure that the site is ready to meet EMR’s goal to be a net zero recycler by 2040, the firm said . . . . .
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