WORLD-leading metal recycling company EMR has opened a new site in Glasgow’s Clydeport docks following a multi-million pound investment.
The operation will target eight deep-sea ships with capacity to carry cargo up to 30,000 tonnes each in the first 12 months. Each ship will transport sustainable, recycled material to markets around the world. Sea freight is a low carbon transport option for moving material to steelworks in the UK and abroad where recycled metal can be processed competitively and responsibly.
The larger ships arriving at the new EMR site at King George V dock will produce a fifth of the emissions per tonne of steel carried, compared to the smaller ships typically carrying around 3,000 tonnes currently loaded on the River Clyde by EMR*.
At almost 8 acres, the site will also house an innovative End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) facility capable of depolluting and recycling high volumes of vehicles each week. Supported by a brand-new ELV collection network, the King George V development will enable EMR to become Scotland’s leading ELV recycler for members of the public and businesses alike.
There will also be a dedicated, segregated area for members of the public and tradespeople to drop off small quantities of any type of metal such as metal household goods, copper, brass, cable and aluminium – all with dedicated parking and instant payment.
EMR King George V will bring 15 new, skilled jobs to the Glasgow area and enhance the company’s existing network of Scottish sites, which are located in Glasgow (South Street), Bellshill, Dundee and Kilmarnock.
*A 1000Km voyage in a 3000te vessel will generate around 30Kg CO2 per te of steel carried, compared to around 6Kg CO2 per te of steel carried for a 1000Km voyage in a 30,000te vessel. Taken from ‘UK Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting’