Lübeck, Sep 04, 2023 – Germany launches two pilot projects using ANT AG’s eco-friendly waterjet abrasive system for ship dismantling, meeting global sustainability standards and enabling the retrieval of raw materials for climate-neutral steel production.
The number of vessels to be recycled is expected to double from 7,780 to 15,000 ships, with a transport capacity soaring from 285 million tons to 600 million tons. The steel industry, a major CO2 emitter, faces a 30% emissions reduction target by 2030 under the Paris Climate Agreement.
In June 2022, a pilot project for virtually emission-free ship dismantling began in Kiel, utilizing ANT AG’s patented waterjet technology. The waterjet abrasive suspension system can cut steel plates up to one meter thick at 2500 bar pressure.
It achieves a cutting speed of approximately 2 meters per minute for 10-millimeter-thick ship steel. The cutting system is remotely controlled and can be precisely positioned near the steel to be cut. It can easily cut multi-layered materials and structures with cavities, including fixtures, insulation, and cladding.
ANT Applied New Technologies AG
ANT Applied New Technologies AG is a global leader in mobile and stationary waterjet cutting, specializing in water abrasive suspension (WAS) cutting technology and specialized mechanical engineering.
ANT AG attributes its success to its well-trained and committed employees, ensuring the quality and functionality of their systems. They offer not just products but tailored solutions, supported by their extensive technological know-how backed by multiple global patents.
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Source: Xinde Marine News