Located on the shores of Aliaga, Turkey, the EU_SRR and Hong Kong Convention compliant (Lloyds Register) LEYAL Ship Recycling Facility is a well-established Yard that has been active for almost four decades and operates Plot no. 3 & 4 (see below map) at Aliaga Beach for dismantling and recycling activities.
With a track record of more than 39 years of operation the Yard Group is a leading force in the Turkish ship recycling community and has been the first non-EU Facility to appear on the EU approved recycling list. It is also a founding member of the International Ship Recycling Association (ISRA), an international association of premier green recycling facilities based in the Netherlands.
- 1981 – Establishment of Leyal Ship Recycling Ltd. and start of the successful journey
- 2004 – Recycling of the German Navy Vessel `Rommel` under the terms & conditions of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation
- 2006 – Certified for ISO Standard 9001 (Quality Management System)
- 2006 – Certified for ISO Standard 14001 (Environmental Management System)
- 2006 – Certified for ISO Standard 14001 (Health & Safety Management System)
- 2007 – Founding Member of ISRA
- 2011 – Recycling of British Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers HMS Ark Royal and HMS Invincible
- 2016 – Statement of Compliance to Hong Kong Convention from Lloyds Register
- 2018 – Certificate of Compliance to EU_SRR (EEU 1257/2013)
The Recycling Facility has an annual recycling capacity of up to 140,000 mts/ldt and has a breadth restriction of roughly 100 meters. The biggest recycled structure in the Yards has been a 48.000 mts/ldt FPSO.
- Area of Facility: 60.000 Sq. meters
- Recycling Method: Landing (the vessel bow is landed on the beach and a combination of afloat (aft section) and landed dismantling is performed with cutting taking place on an impermeable concrete floor with drainage)
- Use of combined cutting techniques – torch cutting (oxy-LPG) and mechanical cutting (mobile shear)
Over the decades the LEYAL Ship Recycling Facility has demolished around 1000 ships, comprising a huge variety of different recycling projects from the Cruise industry, Military Vessels, Car Carriers, Live Stock Carriers, Research Vessels, Bulk Carriers, Container Ships and Tankers. LEYAL is also participating in the European Union R&D Funding Program for the development of improved alternative vessel dismantling techniques and procedures, as well as environmentally sound management procedures for the removal, temporary storage and disposal of hazardous materials.